Social bills grab spotlight during first half of legislative session

PIERRE, S.D. (KMIT) – Social issue bills have grabbed the spotlight as the South Dakota legislative session nears the halfway point. Two transgender-related bills have already been voted down, while another will be heard today in a Senate committee.

State Senator Josh Klumb (klumm) of Mitchell says the number of these bills have not necessarily increased – they just get the media attention.

There have been more than 400 bills introduced this legislative session, and Klumb says only a handful are social issue bills.

The fifth week of this year’s legislative session begins today.