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ALERT: Drivers License Bill Smoked Out

ALERT: Drivers License Bill Smoked Out

Rep. Lance Russell was able to get HB 1169 “smoked out of committee”, and the bill will be voted on tomorrow Feb. 14th.  This bill needs 36 votes on the House Floor to pass it and send it on to the Senate.  This bill is a simple way the SD Legislature can stand up to the Federal Government for usurping its authority regarding the process of issuing state drivers licenses.

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Hearing Scheduled on Drivers License Requirements in SD Trans Cmte

Hearing Scheduled on Drivers License Requirements in SD Trans Cmte

On Wednesday Feb. 1, the South Dakota Senate Transportation Committee will be considering SB 118, a bill to modify South Dakota driver’s license renewal requirements to make the process simpler and better protect privacy.  Anyone who has experienced the arduous and invasive SD Drivers License renewal process over the last couple of years knows that the present law is intrusive, inconvenient and expensive. The rules are especially difficult for those living in rural areas or on the reservations. The current Drivers License law, which requires scanning and storage of an applicant’s important personal documents in state and federal data bases, puts citizens at risk for identity theft.

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