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 Joint Resolution 5002

The ACLU of South Dakota supports this resolution. Districts are currently determined by the legislature every 10 years, with the next redrawing set for 2021.

February 11, 2020 Voting Rights

House BIll 1117

The South Dakota Legislature does not need to pass laws that would intimidate peaceful protesters and chip away at their constitutional rights.

February 4, 2020 Free Speech

House Bill 1195

The ACLU of South Dakota opposes this bill because evidence shows that laws/policies like these don’t support healthy pregnancies. They criminalize pregnancy and harm the fetus.

February 4, 2020 Reproductive Freedom

House Bill 1057

UPDATE: The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted to send House Bill 1057 to the 41st Legislative Day on Monday, Feb. 10.

February 3, 2020 LGBTQ Rights

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