Bill to ditch requirement for front license plate defeated

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- A bill that if approved would have ditched a requirement for front license plates in South Dakota has been killed by the Senate Transportation Committee.  Senate Bill 191 was a constituent bill brought by Senator Jim Bolin of Canton.   Thomas Frisch of Dakota Dunes was the only proponent of the bill.

Jason Husby, Assistant Superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol says front plates are a benefit to law enforcement.

The bill was also opposed by the South Dakota Petroleum Association representing convenience stores who say front plates help find gas drive-off offenders.  Senator Larry Zikmund of Sioux Falls says its time front plates get dropped.

S-B 191 is lost and sent to the 41st day on a five to one vote.