The South Dakota Senate is denying to take up a bill that opens all non-meandered lakes to recreational use.
Senate Bill 199 opens any non-meandered lakes over private property. Recreationists could use those lakes without permission from the landowner.
Recreationists and supporters of the bill are calling for a due process to open public waters over private land.
It’s the opposite of what’s been called the “Open Waters Compromise” that lawmakers passed last summer.