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SB 115 - Authorizes Constitutional Carry Within the Capital - South Dakota Key Vote

Kyle Schoenfish voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Issues Related to SB 115

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Constitutional Carry Within the Capital

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (44-19) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Constitutional Carry Within the Capital

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes certain individuals to conceal carry within the capital building.

Highlights:
  • Defines “county courthouse” as any building occupied for the public sessions of a circuit court, with its various offices, including any building appended or used as a supplementary structure to a county courthouse (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that any individual who knowingly possesses or causes to present any firearm or other dangerous weapon in any county courthouse or in the state capital or attempts to do so is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor (Sec. 2).

  • Exempts the following individuals from the provisions of this act, including, but not limited to (Sec. 3):

    • An official officer, agent, or employee of the United States, the state, political subdivision, or municipality;

    • A judge or magistrate who possesses a firearm;

    • A qualified retired law enforcement officer; or

    • A hunter carrying their firearm to a gun safety course or any other lawful purpose.

  • Specifies that nothing in this act shall limit the power of the court to punish for contempt or promulgate rules or orders that regulate, restrict, or prohibit the possession of weapons within the state capital or county courthouse (Sec. 4).

  • Requires that notice of these provisions be posted conspicuously at each public entrance to a county courthouse and state capital (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes a majority of the members-elect of a county commission in any county to elect to waive the provisions that apply to a county courthouse (Sec. 6).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-13) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Constitutional Carry Within the Capital

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes certain individuals to conceal carry within the capital building.

Highlights:
  • Defines “county courthouse” as any building occupied for the public sessions of a circuit court, with its various offices, including any building appended or used as a supplementary structure to a county courthouse (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that any individual who knowingly possesses or causes to present any firearm or other dangerous weapon in any county courthouse or in the state capital or attempts to do so is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor (Sec. 2).

  • Exempts the following individuals from the provisions of this act, including, but not limited to (Sec. 3):

    • An official officer, agent, or employee of the United States, the state, political subdivision, or municipality;

    • A judge or magistrate who possesses a firearm;

    • A qualified retired law enforcement officer; or

    • A hunter carrying their firearm to a gun safety course or any other lawful purpose.

  • Specifies that nothing in this act shall limit the power of the court to punish for contempt or promulgate rules or orders that regulate, restrict, or prohibit the possession of weapons within the state capital or county courthouse (Sec. 4).

  • Requires that notice of these provisions be posted conspicuously at each public entrance to a county courthouse and state capital (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes a majority of the members-elect of a county commission in any county to elect to waive the provisions that apply to a county courthouse (Sec. 6).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Constitutional Carry Within the Capital

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