Statewide Mask Mandate Bill Sent To Full Senate For Debate

Statewide Mask Mandate Bill Sent To Full Senate For Debate

PIERRE — The South Dakota Senate will debate the merits of a statewide mask mandate.  Senate Bill 125 survived a rocky road through the Senate Health and Services Committee despite all proponent testimony on the measure.  Senator V. J. Smith of Brookings, where mask mandates seem to be working says he struggles with its approval…

Senator Erin Tobin of Winner is opposed to a mask mandate…

Senator Red Dawn Foster of Pine Ridge says the topic didn’t have to go this far…

A motion to send the bill to the 41st legislative day failed on a four-to-three vote.  Senator Blake Curd of Sioux Falls move do pass…

Curd’s do-pass motion failed on a four-to-three vote.  A third motion, by Senator Mary Duvall of Pierre, to move S-B 125 to the full Senate with no recommendation, passed on five-two vote.