Teen Mock Legislature

Next Mock Legislature:
Spring 2020

Registration Info Coming Soon

The Teen Mock Legislature (TAR Days) is a weekend retreat and mock legislative session, conducted on the floor of the House of Representatives in Pierre. The Mock Legislature is held each spring, shortly after the end of the state legislative session. Games, speakers, and fun activities are also a part of the Teen Mock Legislature. For more information, email SouthDakotaTARS@gmail.com​ 

Registration: You can register for the Teen Mock Legislature by completing the  on-line form. Once completed, a medical release form will be emailed to you. You can either mail it in or hand it in during check-in that day. Payment for the event ($35) can be made at check-in that day or via the PayPal link below.
  1. Learn Parli-Pro
    Learn Parli-Pro
    Students have tremendous fun through debating on the senate and house floors and hearing from great speakers!
  2. Non-partisan Event
    Non-partisan Event
    Each year a bipartisan slate of Statewide elected officials participate in the Mock Legislature.
  3. Several Activities
    Several Activities
    The weekend features fun activities like scavenger hunts, tours, and games.
  4. Meet 100+ Teens
    Meet 100+ Teens
    More than 100 students from across the state routinely participate in the event, held each March.
  5. Get Sworn In
    Get Sworn In
    The students get sworn in each year by South Dakota's current Secretary of State.The students get sworn in each year by South Dakota's current Secretary of State.