March 1, 2019 •
South Dakota Legislators Vote to Restrict Contributions from Minors
On February 28, the South Dakota House of Representatives voted to restrict campaign contributions from minors.
Senate Bill 114, which passed the state Senate unanimously, requires contributions from unemancipated minors to go towards the contribution limit of their parents.
This loophole gained attention during Sioux Falls’s last mayoral election, when a local business owner and each of his five children, ages six to 15, gave the maximum $1,000 to Paul TenHaken’s campaign.
The bill is headed for Gov. Kristi Noem’s desk for consideration.
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