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Legislative Update – Session Almost Over

By March 3, 2023South Dakota
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“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

We are nearing the end of the legislative session with just one week remaining. The final week mainly consists of conference committees. The bills in which we were involved have passed or were defeated. 

Drag Show Bill Fails
HB1116 was a good bill that would “prohibit the use of state resources in hosting lewd or lascivious content.” HB1116 passed in the House with a strong vote of 60-10. We were disappointed that HB1116 failed in the Senate. See the votes here.

Live Bill Moves to Senate
HB1220 is a good pro-life bill that will “provide that a female who undergoes an unlawful abortion may not be held criminally liable.” With the enactment of our trigger law that prohibits abortion except to save the life of the mother, HB1220 will ensure that the woman is not held liable for an unlawful abortion. Because the mother is often coerced into having the abortion, this will offer clarification to our trigger law. We have never, in the past, held a woman liable for having an abortion. HB1220 has easily passed the House and will be voted on in the Senate on Monday.

Please pray: “Father, as this legislative session comes to a close, rebuke weariness, and provide the legislators with wisdom and clear mind to make right decisions. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Linda Schauer
State Director