"Riot Boosting" Bill Clears House

Feb 19, 2020

Representatives, from left: Michael Diedrich, Steven Haugaard, Shawn Bordeaux, and Erin Healy.
Credit SD Legislative Research Council

South Dakota's 2020 "riot boosting" law has been approved by the state House and is on its way to the Senate. The controversial bill is a rewrite of last year's law, found largely unconstitutional by a federal judge. Advocates say this version ensures safe and peaceful protests, but opponents say it still deters free speech and assembly and pits government against tribes. For more of this story, click on the audio arrow.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report, with rotunda audio contributed by Lee Strubinger.