Special Session Called in South Dakota - State and Federal Communications

June 8, 2017  •  

Special Session Called in South Dakota

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 on private property.

Under the drafted legislation to be considered by lawmakers during the special session, South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department would be able to negotiate with landowners to open access to such lakes for recreation.

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