Though medical marijuana has officially been legal in South Dakota since July 1, 2021, access through the state program may be a challenge. Continue reading “90 SD doctors approved to prescribe medical marijuana”
Category: South Dakota
Noem signs Critical Race Theory bill into law
Universities and colleges under the control of the South Dakota Board of Regents will no longer be able to require students to attend orientations and training that are based on what Governor Kristi Noem defines as Critical Race Theory. Continue reading “Noem signs Critical Race Theory bill into law”
Noem signs bills into law
Tuesday, Gov. Kristi Noem signed 19 public safety and criminal justice bills into law, including SB 53, which will facilitate the building of a community work center for female offenders in Rapid City.
Two Pro-Gun Measures Sent to the Governor’s Desk
Yesterday, the South Dakota Legislature passed a pair of pro-gun measures that enhance our right to self-defense in the Mount Rushmore State. Senate Bill 195 and House Bill 1162 now head to the desk of Governor Kristi Noem for her signature. Please contact Governor Noem and ask her to sign Senate Bill 195 and House Bill 1162 into law. Continue reading “Two Pro-Gun Measures Sent to the Governor’s Desk”
SD weighs whether to lock up kids with ‘bad behavior’
Frustrated school teachers clashed with state court officials during a South Dakota Senate committee hearing this week about whether lock up correction facilities are a solution to a growing number of repeat juvenile offenders disrupting classroom settings. Continue reading “SD weighs whether to lock up kids with ‘bad behavior’”
House Bill 1052 limiting federal gun law enforcement in South Dakota fails
A firearms-related bill that would’ve let the state say no to cooperating with some federal gun law failed to pass Tuesday in the South Dakota House of Representatives. Continue reading “House Bill 1052 limiting federal gun law enforcement in South Dakota fails”
Two Pro-Gun Measures on the Move in the Senate
Two Pro-Gun Measures on the Move in the Senate – Tomorrow, at 3:00pm, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 195 Continue reading “Two Pro-Gun Measures on the Move in the Senate”
SD removes ‘medical purpose’ defense from cannabis law
One leading Senate Republican called the state’s voter-approved medical purpose cannabis law akin to a “magician’s hat” filled with surprises, as the South Dakota Senate voted 25-10 to strip an affirmative defense for residents who possess medical cannabis but don’t yet have a card.
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Here’s what you need to know about SD gun laws
South Dakota gun law allows residents like to pack heat. More than 11% of the state’s adult population has a concealed carry permit, according to data from the Crime Prevention Research Center. Continue reading “Here’s what you need to know about SD gun laws”
SD looks to tackle human trafficking through four bills
The South Dakota Legislature is looking to take on human trafficking by advancing four separate bills, one of which will soon seek the signature of Gov. Kristi Noem.
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