District 24 Delegation Blows Smoke On Smoked Out Bills

District 24 Delegation Blows Smoke On Smoked Out Bills

PIERRE — A number of bills presented by this year’s South Dakota legislature were smoked out. Smoked out meaning they were killed in a committee, but were revived to be heard on the respective chamber floor for further consideration. The Senate smoked out four bills and District 24 Senator Mary Duvall says each revived bill got a no vote from her on the Senate floor…

District 24 Representative Will Mortenson agrees with Duvall…

As a freshman lawmaker, District 24 Representative Mike Weisgram had questions about the process…

Duvall doesn’t know if use of smoke outs will be addressed before the next session…

Many of the more controversial bills have been smoked out in recent years including this year HB-1217, the so-called fairness in women’s sports bill that opponents say targets transgender student athletes.