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. During Legislative Session we work 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 Commemoration 8029

The ACLU of South Dakota supports this commemoration. House Commemoration 8029 is a great move by state lawmakers to show solidarity with tenacious and driven advocates who fight to make this state better for everybody. 

March 5, 2020 LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit 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.

March 3, 2020 Free Speech

Senate Bill 151

The ACLU of South Dakota opposes Senate Bill 151. Senate Bill 151's vague and ambiguous language would have a chilling effect on expressive activity and lead to self-censorship among activists fearful of criminal penalties.  

February 26, 2020 Free Speech

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