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March 13, 2016

SD House and Senate Vote to Limit Power of Board of Geographic Names

On March 9, the South Dakota House of Representatives voted 67-0 to pass a bill that would limit the power of the SD Board of Geographic Names, Rapid City Journal reports. This put the House in agreement with the South Dakota Senate, who voted 31-2 on the same measure.

Unless Governor Dennis Daugaard vetoes the bill, only the SD legislature will have the power to decide on changing offensive or insulting place names.

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To keep updated on South Dakota's 2016 Legislative Session, check out our resource page.

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