ACTION ALERT: Riot Booster 2.0 in House State Affairs Wednesday

In the waning hours of the 2019 Legislative Session, Governor Noem, aided by a super-majority of legislators, passed the notorious and unconstitutional “Riot Booster” Act targeting individuals and organizations opposed to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Later that Spring, Dakota Rural … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

County Zoning Under the Knife  A week ago at the Rapid City Stock Show, Governor Noem outlined plans for “cutting rural development red tape” with a zoning bill aimed at gutting the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) process on the county … Continued

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LTE: Keep Permitting Decisions Local

The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Kathy Tyler, Former State Legislator & Big Stone City resident. It was published on 2/4/20 in the Brookings Register and is published here by permission of the author. I am … Continued

ACTION ALERT: Bag Ban Blockade on Senate Floor TODAY

Trash the Plastic Trash Bill! Preemption Bill on the Senate Floor TODAY RIGHT NOW–take a minute to contact your Senator for a NO vote Click the link below to find contact info for your state senator, or call and leave … Continued

Dakota Rural Action Statement on Riot Booster Settlement

Today, Plaintiffs and State agreed to settle the “Riot Booster” case, filed last spring by the ACLU on behalf of Dakota Rural Action and other organizations and individuals after Governor Kristi Noem signed into law an act to criminalize free … Continued

Riot Booster Bill Blocked in Federal Court

  On Wednesday of this week, a federal court blocked enforcement of the unconstitutional provisions of several South Dakota laws, including the notorious, poorly-written “Riot Booster” Act. The bill was introduced in the waning hours of the 2019 legislative session … Continued