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South Dakota Preemption Bill Passes House, Heads to Senate!

Friday, February 27, 2009

House Bill 1278, authored by State Representative Don Kopp (R-35), would further strengthen South Dakota’s preemption law that prevents local governments from enacting firearm ordinances that are more restrictive than state law. 

The bill recently passed the South Dakota House by a 46-20 vote.  The bill has been assigned to the Senate State Affairs Committee, but it has not been scheduled for a hearing. 

Please contact the members of the Senate State Affairs Committee and respectfully ask them to support HB 1287. 

State Senator Thomas Dempster (R-9) Chairman
Phone: 605-359-6387

State Senator Bob Gray (R-24) Vice Chair
Phone: 605-773-3821

State Senator Gene Abdallah (R-10)
Phone 605-941-0054

State Senator Gary Hanson (D-1)
Phone: 605-224-4200

State Senator Scott Heidepriem (D-13)
Phone: (606) 224-6877

State Senator Dave Knudson (R-14)
Phone: 605-224-6877

State Senator Russell Olson (R-8)
Phone: 605-773-3858

State Senator Larry Rhoden (R-29)
Phone: 605-773-3851

State Senator Nancy Turbak Berry (D-5)
Phone: 605-880-1588

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