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As the public health emergency from the novel coronavirus forces social distancing and community lockdowns, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) is about to endanger thousands of workers by sending them into rural and Tribal communities along the path of its proposed … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Legislature Adjourns Thursday; Gosch Tested for COVID-19 The last regular day of the 2020 Legislative Session was Thursday, March 12th, with Monday, March 30th reserved for consideration of gubernatorial vetoes. On Wednesday, Rep. Spencer Gosch was reported to have fallen … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Senate Passes Riot Booster 2.0; Hoghouses Another Bill to “Fix” It Tuesday night’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on House Bill 1117, this year’s “Riot Booster” bill, included testimony from seven proponents and over a dozen opponents. The Governor’s office claimed … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Riot Booster 2.0 Passes House–Heads to Senate Judiciary Tuesday It’s time to turn out. Riot Booster 2.0 will be heard in Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday evening, March 3rd at 7pm CT in Room 414 of the Capitol. You can … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Riot Booster 2.0 Heads to House Floor Wednesday morning’s hearing in House State Affairs provided echoes of last year’s rush job on the original Riot Booster legislation. Despite the packed room, testimony on House Bill 1117 was limited to twenty … Continued

ACTION ALERT: Riot Booster on House Floor TODAY

Call or email your Representatives NOW to say NO to HB 1117 House phone: (605) 773-3851 House emails: http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/ContactLegislator.aspx?Session=2020 Yesterday morning’s hearing in House State Affairs provided only twenty minutes TOTAL testimony time for each side–despite the packed room. That’s … Continued

Riot Booster 2.0 Passes First Committee With Restricted Testimony

Governor Noem’s “Riot Booster” legislation re-boot passed House State Affairs Committee this morning on a 10-3 vote. Committee Chair & House Majority Leader Lee Qualm (R-Platte) limited testimony to twenty minutes for each side, cutting off speaking opportunities for several … Continued