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More than 200 new South Dakota laws taking effect

June 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — More than 200 new laws are taking effect in South Dakota this week, including requiring the recitation of the pledge of allegiance in schools — just in time for Independence Day. The new laws range from expanding…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD panel recommends texting while driving ban

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A panel of South Dakota lawmakers has recommended a compromise measure that would ban texting while driving statewide.

The measure was thought to be dead Tuesday when a negotiating committee of House and Senate members could not …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD panel recommends texting while driving ban

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A panel of South Dakota lawmakers has recommended a compromise measure that would ban texting while driving statewide.

The measure was thought to be dead Tuesday when a negotiating committee of House and Senate members could not …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD House panel kills 1 texting-driving ban, 1 remains

March 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are waging a battle over two proposals to ban texting while driving, with the issue of local control emerging as a deciding factor.

The House Transportation Committee voted 8-4 to defeat t…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Texting ban passes SD Senate

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — State senators agreed Friday that South Dakota should ban texting while driving a motor vehicle.

Both sides of the Legislature now have approved their versions of texting bans. Work remains, however, because the two don’t match.

Senat…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD House passes texting ban; bill moves on to Senate

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House has passed a statewide texting ban.

Legislators have voted 53-17 in support of the measure. It would allow law enforcement to charge texting drivers a $25 fine if they’ve been pulled over for another violat…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD legislative panel passes statewide texting ban

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota House committee has approved a proposed statewide ban on texting while driving.

House Speaker Brian Gosch of Rapid City initially introduced a bill that sought to prevent local governments from passing and enforcin…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD legislative panel considers texting ban

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota House committee is considering a proposed statewide ban on texting while driving.

House Speaker Brian Gosch of Rapid City initially introduced a bill that sought to prevent local governments from passing and enforc…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD House Speaker proposes statewide texting ban

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — In a surprise move, South Dakota House Speaker Brian Gosch has proposed a statewide ban on texting while driving.

Gosh initially introduced a bill that sought to prevent local governments from imposing their own texting bans, whi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Survey: SD 1 of 4 states without statewide texting, driving ban

October 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Northern Plains News Service

South Dakota is one of the few states that has no statewide ban or fine for texting while driving, according to a recent survey of state laws by Mother Jones Magazine.

However, some South Dakota communities, like…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com