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Gov. Dennis Daugaard called a special session for June 12 to consider legislation relating to public recreational use of non-meandered waters overlying private property. The issue comes after a Supreme Court opinion prohibited state officials from facilitating access to waters […]

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The group Represent South Dakota announced plans to lead efforts for a ballot measure in 2018 to amend South Dakota’s constitution to tighten ethics laws. The Voter Protection and Anti-Corruption Amendment would ban lobbyist gifts to politicians, lower campaign contribution […]

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On March 27, South Dakota lawmakers met for the final day of the 2017 legislative session to consider five bills Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed. Two-thirds support is required to overturn a gubernatorial veto and lawmakers failed to raise enough support […]

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On March 14, Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 54 into law. The bill revises many requirements dealing with campaign finance to strengthen campaign finance laws after the repeal of Initiated Measure 22. Senate Bill 54 will allow organizations, such […]

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On March 10, Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a series of bills aimed at replacing ethics and campaign finance laws after the repeal of Initiated Measure 22. Among the bills signed into law, Senate Bill 131 prohibits elected officers and officials […]

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The South Dakota House of Representatives passed an amended version of Senate Bill 54 restoring campaign finance limits to pre-Initiated Measure 22 levels. Senate Bill 54 was originally introduced to establish tougher campaign finance restrictions to preserve the spirit of […]

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On February 28, the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 131 to ban elected officers and other officials from lobbying during a period of two years after termination of service in the state government. The bill now goes to Gov. […]

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Thursday, February 23, is South Dakota’s crossover day, which is the final day for lawmakers to pass bills out of their chamber of origin. Ahead of the deadline, lawmakers are set to consider campaign finance and ethics bills that were […]

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On Tuesday, the House unanimously passed House Bill 1073. The bill seeks to ban lawmakers from accepting gifts from lobbyists exceeding $100 in value per year. Lawmakers advanced HB 1073 in response to the recent repeal of Initiated Measure 22, […]

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On Thursday, February 2, Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed House Bill 1069 into law. The passage of this bill repeals Initiated Measure 22, which was the voter approved ethics and campaign finance overhaul that established various lobbying and campaign finance restrictions. […]

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The South Dakota Senate voted 27-8 to approve House Bill 1069, advancing the bill to repeal Initiated Measure 22 to Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s desk. Initiated Measure 22 is the voter approved ethics and campaign finance overhaul that established various lobbying […]

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A joint committee of the South Dakota Legislature voted Monday to send House Bill 1069 to a full chamber debate in an attempt to repeal Initiated Measure 22. Initiated Measure 22 is the voter approved ethics and campaign finance overhaul […]

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The Senate Committee on Legislative Procedure decided to table consideration of a proposed new rule to ban lobbyists from the chamber and adjacent hallways during working hours. The measure came up for a vote yesterday and the committee voted unanimously […]

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The Senate Committee on Legislative Procedure is considering a new rule to ban lobbyists from the chamber and adjacent hallways during working hours. The committee is expected to reconvene tomorrow for a vote on the proposal. If adopted, Senate President […]

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