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SD House Passes Cellphone Ban for Young Drivers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has resurrected and passed a measure that would prohibit beginning drivers from using cellphones until they get unrestricted licenses at age 16. The House narrowly rejected the bill last week. But representatives on Monday voted 43-23 to pass the measure, which now goes back to the...
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House Votes Down Bill to Standardize Drivers Ed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A measure that would set up a coordinated drivers’ education system with statewide standards for course content, instruction, testing and instructor certification has failed in the South Dakota House. The bill was one of a handful to come out of the Task Force on Teen Driving Safety. The Senate Transportation...
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SD Lawmakers Pass Bill on Arming School Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has given final approval to a measure that would allow South Dakota school districts to arm teachers and other personnel to prevent attacks like December’s grade-school shooting in Connecticut. The House of Representatives voted 40-19 to accept the Senate version of the bill, which will become...
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South Dakotans Get Longer July 4 Fireworks Time

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans will have a little extra time to shoot off their July 4 fireworks. Residents are currently allowed to discharge their holiday fireworks between June 27 and July 5. The South Dakota Senate passed a bill Monday that would extend the time up to the end of the first...
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