Commercial Drivers Licenses

The state wants to catch and prosecute any fraudulent gamblers and cheaters in Deadwood. Larry Eliason, Executive Secretary for South Dakota Commision on Gaming says there's a gap in state law.

The House State Affairs committee is passing a bill that seeks to clear up any confusion surrounding ballot measure questions. One critic says the change creates a system where a yes vote means no and vice versa.

Under current state law, commercial drivers can have their licenses revoked for serious traffic violations—including excessive speeding, erratic lane changes, or eluding police. Senate Bill 44 proposes adding texting while driving convictions to the list of disqualifying actions. Supporters of the legislation say it improves drivers’ safety. Bill Nevin with the South Dakota Department of Transportation says this bill puts South Dakota law into compliance with federal law.