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
State Senator Bob Gray (R-24) Vice Chair
State Senator Gene Abdallah (R-10)
State Senator Gary Hanson (D-1)
State Senator Scott Heidepriem (D-13)
Phone: (606) 224-6877
State Senator Dave Knudson (R-14)
State Senator Russell Olson (R-8)
State Senator Larry Rhoden (R-29)
State Senator Nancy Turbak Berry (D-5)