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SD Capitol January 2014 (KGFX Photo)

SD Lawmakers OK Pregnancy Help Center Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has approved a measure preventing pregnancy help centers from lining up adoptions. The Senate voted 26-9 to pass a measure that has already been approved by the House. It will become law if signed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. A 2011 law requires women seeking abortions to...
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Bill to Stabilize SD Bank Tax Headed to Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to stabilize the state bank tax has won final approval from the South Dakota Legislature. The Senate voted 34-1 to pass the measure, which has already been approved by the House. The bill will become law if signed by the governor. The measure is designed to...
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South Dakota Capitol February 5, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

SD Legislature OKs Bill Against Dog Breed Policies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has passed a measure to keep local governments from setting policies targeting specific dog breeds. The body voted 41-28 on the measure. It passed the Senate in early February and goes next to the governor for final approval. Opponents to the measure say local governments should...
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SD Senate Passes Amusement Ride Regulations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has given final approval to a measure that would further regulate amusement rides. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Al Novstrup of Aberdeen, says the bill would impose regulations similar to those in other states and is supported by industry trade groups. Novstrup is president of Thunder Road,...
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