Yesterday, House Bill 1096, authored by state Representative Jim Stalzer (R-11), was introduced in the South Dakota House of Representatives. HB 1096 revises the procedure for issuing a permit to carry a concealed pistol. These changes, if enacted into law, will allow the state to apply for NICS exemption certification from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). If certified by the BATFE, this exemption would allow the initial background check done for a South Dakota concealed pistol permit to serve as a background check for all future purchases, eliminating the duplicative process.
This bill has not yet been assigned to a committee, but your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated as this and other firearms-related bills advance throughout the 2015 legislative session.
The NRA would like to thank Representative Stalzer for authoring this bill, as well as the 19 other legislators who have signed on as cosponsors.
Representative Arch Beal (R-12)
Representative Thomas J. Brunner (R-29)
Representative Fred E. Deutsch (R-04)
Representative Lynne A DiSanto (R-35)
Representative Leslie Heinemann (R-08)
Representative Dan Kaiser (R-03)
Representative Elizabeth May (R-27)
Representative Herman Otten (R-06)
Representative Lee Qualm (R-21)
Representative Tim Rounds (R-24)
Representative Mike Verchio (R-30)
Representative John J. Wiik (R-04)
Representative Larry P. Zikmund (R-14)
Senator Jeff Monroe (R-24)
Senator Angie Buhl O’Donnell (D-15)
Senator Bob Ewing (R-31)
Senator Jenna Haggar (R-10)
Senator Phil Jensen (R-33)
Senator Ernie Otten (R-06)