Chamber leader shares thoughts on this year’s legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The 2019 session of the South Dakota legislature was unique by ending with a marathon day and night session and adjourning around 3 a.m. last Wednesday.

Long time observer Dave Owen says ultimately each legislature has to figure out how to govern.

Owen says state government has to cover the basics.

Owen, President of the State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says there were some single issues that got through.

Owen says businesses have a “bright line” when it comes to state law mandating that guns be allowed on private property. He says one bill that would have had state law override company policies was defeated.