Trans gender

It appears likely that the 2019 session of the South Dakota legislature will again deal with trans-gender issues. A bill prohibiting sharing of school locker and restroom facilities with transgender students was vetoed by Governor Dennis Daugaard last year. Dave Owen, President of the state Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says legislators who support the restrictions waited for this years election.

Owen says there could be economic impacts to the state.

Owen says schools are not asking for this type of bill.

Governor-elect Kristi Noem told groups during the campaign that if such a bill is passed, she would sign it.