Legislative Bill Tracker

The ACLU of South Dakota is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to defend and strengthen the individual rights and liberties guaranteed in the United States and South Dakota Constitutions through lobbying, selective litigation, and public education. In the 2020 South Dakota Legislative Session we will be working on a broad range of issues including free speech, criminal justice, reproductive freedom, immigrants rights, and LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit rights. 

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House Bill 1215

The ACLU of South Dakota opposes House Bill 1215. This bill attacks marriage, supports conversion therapy, attempts to erase trans people under the law, bans drag queen story time, and more.

February 24, 2020 LGBTQ Rights Racial Justice

House Bill 1245

The ACLU of South Dakota supports House Bill 1245. The right to vote should be restored to individuals immediately upon their release from incarceration. Expanding voting rights makes communities and families safer and stronger. 

February 24, 2020 Voting Rights

Senate Bill 6

The ACLU of South Dakota opposes this bill. Senate Bill 6 would water down presumptive probation.

February 20, 2020 Smart Justice

House Bill 1288

The ACLU of South Dakota opposes House Bill 1288. This is clearly another attempt by our Governor to stifle free speech and chill protest. 

February 20, 2020 Free Speech

Senate Bill 109

The ACLU of South Dakota opposes Senate Bill 109. This bill puts all philosophical, moral or religious beliefs of healthcare providers ahead of the needs of patients seeking medical care, regardless of harm it will cause them. 

February 18, 2020 LGBTQ Rights Religious Liberty

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