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What happened to Governor Noem's 'heartbeat' bill?

This video is from SDPB's news program, South Dakota Focus.

In her state of the state address, Governor Kristi Noem announced plans to introduce a bill to ban abortions after fetal cardiac activity can be detected.

But only legislators and their committees have the authority to introduce a bill. And in the final hours before the submission deadline, a motion to introduce the governor's draft failed in committee for lack of a second.

Why?