Select Committee to recommend censure and reinstatement for Frye-Mueller

The special state senate committee investigating an incident involving Senator Julie Frye-Mueller and a state employee recommends the Rapid City Republican be censured and reinstated. She was suspended from the Senate pending the outcome of the investigation.

The Senate Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion met for nearly four hours last evening.

In addition to censure and reinstatement, Sen. Frye-Mueller would be banned from working with the Legislative Research Council for the remainder of the session.

Sen. Frye-Mueller complained about the process…

Republican Sen. Helene Duhamel of Rapid City asked Frye-Mueller about the appropriateness of her conversation with the state employee…

The committee voted to have LRC staff draft their recommendation, which they will consider today. The full Senate will then take up the proposal.


February 2, 2023