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SB 189 - Accessibility of Public Records - Key Vote

South Dakota Key Votes




Stage Details

Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (18-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Accessibility of Public Records

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

Vote to pass a bill that requires government records be made more open to the public while also providing safeguards to prevent the release of records deemed confidential.

- Requires that records of a public entity be open and available to the public unless otherwise specified by law (sec. 1). - Excludes some records, including those disclosing personal information, those that could endanger a person's life or safety, and those containing trade secrets and security information (sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Accessibility of Public Records


  • Joni M. Cutler (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy Turbak Berry (SD - D) (Out Of Office)


  • Gene G. Abdallah (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard A. Engels (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jason M. Gant (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Margaret V. Gillespie (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Clayton Halverson (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott N. Heidepriem (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gilbert 'Gil' Koetzle (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Al Koistinen (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lust (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ed McLaughlin (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Al Novstrup (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William R. 'Bill' Thompson (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Keri K. Weems (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
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