Today marked the most worthwhile piece of legislation introduced to date this session:
SENATE BILL NO. 90
Introduced by: Senators Holien, Brown, Greenfield (Brock), Rampelberg, Tieszen, and VanGerpen and Representatives Tulson, Bolin, Brunner, Hawley, Holmes, Johns, Kirschman, Marty, Mickelson, Russell, Solum, and Wiik
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to ensure that members of the public are able to access and record public meetings.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That chapter 1-25 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
No state, political subdivision, or public body may prevent a person from recording, through audio or video technology, a public meeting that is open to the public as long as the recording is reasonable and not disruptive.