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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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SD House OKs Ban on Red Light Camera Contracts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has granted final legislative approval for a bill prohibiting cities and counties from contracting with red light camera companies. The bill was killed in a Senate committee but was revived and simplified. It goes next to Gov. Dennis Daugaard for final approval. The cameras photograph traffic...
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SD Bill to Open High School Group Moves to House

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House Judiciary Committee has passed a measure to require transparency from the association that oversees high school sports and other activities. The panel voted 12-1 Monday to support the bill. It would hold the South Dakota High School Activities Association to the state’s open government laws. The...
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