PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Among the bills signed by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem this week was HB1212, which is titled “to clarify the use of force.”
Representative Caleb Finck of Tripp was a co-sponsor and says the bill came from self defense instructors.
Finck says the bill builds on previous self defense legislation.
Some have called the bill a version of “stand your ground” but Finck doesn’t think it should be taken that way.
The bill passed in the House on a vote of sixty-one to seven, then killed in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill was smoked out to the Senate floor and passed on a vote of 21 to 14.