Steve Barnett


Blue Book Legislative Manual

The Legislative Manual, commonly known as the Blue Book, is a comprehensive reference source on state government that is published every two years according to South Dakota Codified Law.  It contains information on elected state officials, judges, legislators, local and state government administration, a chronology of South Dakota history, and election statistics.

The term "Blue Book" dates back to the fifteenth century when the English Parliament began keeping its records in large volumes covered with blue velvet.  Since that time the name Blue Book has been used to describe many forms of government manuals.

The 2017 Legislative Manual can be ordered by contacting the Bureau of Administration at (605) 773-4935 or by completing this form to submit an order by mail.

2019 Blue Book

Click here to see the new 2019 Blue Book

2017 Blue Book

Click here to see the new 2017 Blue Book

2015 Blue Book

Click here to see the 2015 Blue Book

2013 Blue Book

Click here to see the 2013 Blue Book

2011 Blue Book

Click here to see the 2011 Blue Book

1903 - 2009 Legislative Blue Books

Click below to see Legislative Blue Books from 1903-2009, archived by the South Dakota State Library