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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday February 09, 2020 ( 8 items )  

American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota Supports Online Voter Registration Bill
NEW YORK, Feb. 6 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The House Local Government Committee voted to advance House Bill 1050, legislation that would allow for online voter registration in South Dakota. The ACLU of South Dakota supports this bill and commends the committee for expanding voter access to the polls. "Vot  more

American Property Casualty Insurance Association: South Dakota Hands Free Bill Will Make Roads Safer
PIERRE, South Dakota, Feb. 7 -- The American Property Casualty Insurance Association issued the following news release: Recently introduced legislation, HB 1169, would combat distracted driving and the ubiquitous use of smartphones behind the wheel, which are widely believed to be one of the leading causes for crashes and fatalities, according to the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA). "Over the last five years traffic crashes in South Dakota have increased 10 percent as   more

American Psychoanalytic Association Speaks Out Against Harmful Laws Targeting Transgender Youth and Healthcare Providers
NEW YORK, Feb. 5 -- The American Psychoanalytic Association issued the following news release: The American Psychoanalytic Association urges South Dakota governor Kristi Noem to reject a recently passed bill in the state legislature known as the Vulnerable Child Protection Act (HB 1057). This harmful legislation would make it a misdemeanor for physicians or any other medical professional to perform gender reassignment surgeries on minors or anyone who provides patients younger than 16-years-old  more

Golf Course Superintendents Association: South Dakota Latest State to Publish BMP Guidelines for Golf Courses
LAWRENCE, Kansas, Feb. 5 -- The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America issued the following news release: * * * - The South Dakota Golf Course Superintendents Association leads the development of statewide best management practices with grant from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America * * * The work of the South Dakota Golf Course Superintendents Association has resulted in the publication of "Best Management Practices for South Dakota Golf Courses". The South D  more

Mass Immigration Has Oversized Negative Impact on Low Immigration States, Finds New Federation for American Immigration Reform Analysis
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Federation for American Immigration Reform issued the following news release: * * * - Low Immigration States Shoulder Tax Deficit of $4,000 to $6,500 per illegal alien * * * Immigration has a disproportionately large, and negative, impact on states that have traditionally received small numbers of foreign-born residents, according to a new report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The ten states analyzed in the study, Small Migrant Population  more

Retail Industry Leaders Association: Retailers Score Win at Louisiana Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 -- The Retail Industry Leaders Association issued the following news release: The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a local tax parish cannot rely on the landmark South Dakota v. Wayfair U.S. Supreme Court decision to unilaterally expand the state's sales tax law to rope in new taxpayers. "This is an important victory for retailers," said Kathleen McGuigan, Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at the Retail Industry Leaders Association. "The decisio  more

Williams Institute: Proposed Bans Put Nearly 17,000 Transgender Youth at Risk of Losing Access to Gender-Affirming Care
LOS ANGELES, California, Feb. 7 -- The Williams Institute issued the following news release: An estimated 16,750 transgender youth in the U.S. ages 13 and older are at risk of being denied gender-affirming medical care due to proposed state bans. Eight U.S. states are currently considering bills to deny gender-affirming care to transgender youth, including Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and South Dakota. Most of the bills would criminally punis  more

Williams Institute: Proposed Bans Put Nearly 26,000 Transgender Youth at Risk of Losing Access to Gender-Affirming Care
LOS ANGELES, California, Feb. 6 -- The Williams Institute issued the following news release: An estimated 25,800 transgender youth in the U.S. ages 13 and older are at risk of being denied gender-affirming medical care due to proposed state bans. Nine U.S. states are currently considering bills to deny gender-affirming care to transgender youth, including Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and South Dakota. Most of the bills would criminal  more