Daugaard's gun vetoes stand

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The Latest on the South Dakota Legislature (all times local):

12:35 p.m.

The state House has failed to overcome Gov. Dennis Daugaard's veto of a bill that would have allowed people who can legally carry a concealed handgun in South Dakota to do so without a permit.

State representatives voted 36-33 Monday to for the bill, falling short of the two-thirds support required to override the veto.

Daugaard said in his veto message that he disagrees with the idea that the state's current concealed carry laws infringe on Second Amendment rights. He says South Dakota's permit process is simple and straightforward.

Republican Rep. Dan Kaiser, a supporter, says getting a concealed pistol permit can be burdensome. It's currently a misdemeanor for someone to carry a concealed pistol or to have one concealed in a vehicle without a permit.


11:45 a.m.

South Dakota representatives couldn't muster enough support to override Gov. Dennis Daugaard's veto of a bill that would have allowed people to bring guns into the state Capitol.

The House voted 42-27 Monday to override the veto, short of the two-thirds majority required. The bill would have let people who have an enhanced permit bring concealed handguns into the Capitol if they registered beforehand with security.

Daugaard said in his veto message that he's satisfied the Highway Patrol is doing its job. Republican Rep. Larry Rhoden, a supporter, says the bill is "simple common sense."

There are no metal detectors or other security checks at the Capitol entrances to enforce the current prohibition on most people carrying guns in the building.


9:23 a.m.

South Dakota lawmakers are gathering at the state Capitol to decide whether to accept or override five vetoes from Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

The two highest-profile vetoes were of bills that would allow guns in the state Capitol and let people carry concealed handguns without a permit.

The Legislature meets Monday for the final day of the 2017 legislative session.

Lawmakers are set to consider a rejected measure to allow a court to put juveniles in Department of Corrections' custody if they present a significant risk of physical harm to themselves.

Lawmakers will also weigh a dispatched bill to reduce a fee that is mostly put into a telecommunication fund for the deaf.

It takes two-thirds support in both the House and Senate to override a gubernatorial veto.

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3/27/2017 11:37:52 AM (GMT -6:00)