The South Dakota Legislature usually weighs at least one gun-related proposal during its annual legislative session, and a spokesman for Gov. Dennis Daugaard expects that the deadly school shooting in Connecticut might spark even more next year.
Daugaard spokesman Tony Venhuizen tells The Associated Press on Monday that the Newtown massacre likely will lead to new proposals in the 2013 session, which begins January 8.
He adds that Daugaard will carefully consider each proposal that reaches his desk.
The governor's office hasn't been alerted to any specific bills yet. The 105 legislators have until Jan. 28 to introduce bills.
Last year, Daugaard vetoed a bill that would have allowed most adults in the state to carry concealed handguns without a permit, essentially requiring little more than a driver's license.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Education Funding
Mitchell Superintendent Defends 'Second Job'
- 2.Retail & Restaurants
Pepsi Perfect To Be Released October 21
- 3.Retail & Restaurants
Cupcake Baker Whips Up A Book
Missing Documents On Secretary Of State Website
- 5.Education Funding
State Waiting On Word From Feds About GEAR UP Program Future
- 6.Retail & Restaurants
Halloween Spending Prediction; Top Costumes
Watertown Passengers Wait For Air Service To Return
Architects Ask For Opinion On Downtown's Future
Monday Morning Business Brief
Tuesday Morning Business Brief