User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


72° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

SD Senate Panel Kills Gun Publication Bill

January 25, 2013, 5:46 AM

SD Senate Panel Kills Gun Publication Bill
PIERRE, SD -

A South Dakota Senate committee has rejected a measure that sought to prevent newspapers, broadcast stations and others from publishing the names of people who have guns.

The bill's main sponsor, Sen. Jeff Monroe of Pierre, says he was alarmed when a New York newspaper published the names and addresses of gun owners. He says he wants to avoid a similar situation in South Dakota.

But Jenna Howell, a lawyer for the state Public Safety Department, says the bill is an unconstitutional prior restraint on speech. Howell also says South Dakota law prohibits officials from keeping lists of gun owners and privately owned guns.

State law also forbids the release of the names of people who hold concealed weapons permits.

The Judiciary Committee voted 5-2 to kill the bill.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Jackley: State Had Planned To Charge Benda

7/29/2014 10:42 AM

South Dakota investigators were closing in on former South Dakota Secretary of Tourism and State Development Richard Benda when he committed suicide l...

Full Story
AG: Benda Suicide Came Days Prior To Possible Indictment

7/29/2014 5:54 PM

South Dakota authorities were about to charge former Secretary of Tourism and State Development Richard Benda with embezzlement and grand theft when h...

Full Story | Watch
Myers Plans Lawsuit To Get Running Mate Change On Ballot

7/29/2014 5:53 PM

An independent candidate for governor says he plans to sue the South Dakota Secretary of State.

Full Story
Silver City Cemetery Ceremony Celebrates Signing

7/27/2014 12:02 PM

Supporters of a bill that transfers ownership of nine historic cemeteries in the Black Hills from the federal government to local communities celebrat...

Full Story


Events