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Senate Refuses to Reconsider Points for Speeding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has refused to reconsider a measure that would have given South Dakota the option to suspend the licenses of drivers who repeatedly speed. The Senate Transportation Committee killed the bill last Wednesday, but Republican Sen. Craig Tieszen on Monday tried to force the bill to the...
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SD Fight Commission Bill Headed to Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A bill creating a state athletic commission to regulate boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts will be sent to South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The state Senate passed a House-amended version of the bill by a 27-5 margin on Monday. Supporters say a commission is needed to oversee the sports...
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Deal Could Give Prenatal Care to 300 More SD Women

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An agreement between South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and state lawmakers could provide prenatal care to more than 300 additional pregnant women a year. At the suggestion of Deb Bowman, a senior adviser to the governor, the Senate Health Committee rejected a bill that would provide prenatal care to pregnant...
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SD House Panel Kills Gun Rights Expression Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House panel has shot down a measure aimed at expressing the Legislature’s belief that the U.S. Constitution prevents the federal government from restricting gun ownership. The House State Affairs Committee voted 8-4 Monday to defeat the Senate bill. Republican Sen. Larry Rhoden of Union Center was the...
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