SB46 passes out of the House State Affairs Committee Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The bill to “protect fairness in women’s sports” was debated and passed out of the House State Affairs Committee Wednesday.

The bill would prohibit trans gender women from participating in women’s sports.

The bill was introduced by Governor Kristi Noem. During the committee hearing, Noem’s Chief of Staff, Mark Miller said they didn’t want to see the issue develop here.

Representative Chris Johnson of Rapid City said it is a good bill and should be approved.

Representative Jamie Smith of Sioux Falls said new laws are not needed.

The bill passed out of committee on an 11-2 vote and now goes to the House floor for debate.