Last year Governor Kristi Noem introduced legislation designed to squelch pipeline protests and collect money from protest supporters.
The governor brought the bills late, and the legislature rushed them through to passage. But a federal lawsuit put a quick stop to one of them on constitutional grounds.
Now the governor has again introduced the legislation, but this time early in the session with major fixes.
Governor Noem is circulating the draft version of this year's bill to legislators and has made it available to news media and the public. To read it, find a link to the document here: