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South Dakota Lawmakers Approve Domestic Abuse Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has given final passage to a measure that changes the state’s domestic abuse laws to cover couples who are dating but don’t live together. The Senate voted unanimously Monday to approve a version of the bill approved by the House. The measure will become law if...
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SD House Grants Final OK on E-Cigarette Regulation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has passed a bill to regulate e-cigarettes. Representatives voted 60-10 in support of the measure. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that resemble traditional cigarettes. They heat a liquid solution, creating vapor that users inhale to get nicotine without the smoke of regular cigarettes. The bill would treat...
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SD Senate Approves Statewide Texting Ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has approved a statewide ban on texting while driving after approving changes that some senators say will never be accepted by the House of Representatives. Senators voted 22-13 to pass a texting ban measure that has already been passed by the House. But senators first changed...
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SD House Kills Bill to Expand Video Lottery

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has killed a bill to allow an increase in the number of video lottery machines allowed in gas stations and other establishments. Representatives voted 44-26 against the measure. It would have increased the number of permitted machines from 10 to 15. Opponents of the bill say...
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