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SD Compromise Committee Sets Autism Study Guides

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota special committee of representatives and senators has agreed on parameters for a study on autism spectrum disorders. A task force would explore the issue and make policy suggestions. The study would cover insurance and treatment costs, availability of services and treatment protocols. The state’s human services and...
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Governor Daugaard After Budget Speech December 4, 2012 (KGFX Photo)

SD Governor Signs New Policy on Shared Custody

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure designed to give children more time with divorced parents. The legislation has failed in the past due to disagreements between shared parenting advocates and legal experts. The new law was based on an Iowa custody law and will take...
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State Capitol (View from North Side) (KGFX Photo)

SD House Kills Measure Condemning Health Reform

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has killed a resolution to condemn the federal health care overhaul. The House and Senate approved different versions of the resolution and could not agree Wednesday to a compromise in a special committee. Representatives on Thursday voted 60-2 to accept the committee’s impasse and defeat the...
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More Requirements in SD Law for Amusement Rides

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has authorized a new law governing amusement rides. The policy requires operators of such rides to get certified inspections yearly and conduct a daily review of equipment on their own. They have always been required to have insurance. Riders also are charged with personal responsibility...
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