Censure holds the penalty of public embarassment. And that's it.
The Select committee on discipline is meeting again today to finalize it's reports on what they should do about Senator Sutton's transgressions - both alleged and agreed upon. And the Argus is reporting on what forms those punishments could take:
The committee is scheduled to meet today after the Senate finishes business to discuss and adopt the majority report, which was to be written over the weekend.Read it here. They're kidding, right? As if the formality of censure could be any worse formalized embarrassment than the several days of hearings?
Committee chairman Sen. Dave Knudson, R-Sioux Falls, said Friday that he would write the committee's minority report recommending the Senate expel Sutton.
Under the censure, Sutton still could vote, introduce legislation and serve on committees, but censuring him would serve as a form of public embarrassment.