South Dakota’s criminal justice initiative just passed the House of Representatives 63-7, and now heads to Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s desk. He plans on signing it.
The seven no votes were all conservative Republicans: Reps. Brock Greenfield, Dan Kaiser, Isaac Latterell, Elizabeth May, Stace Nelson, Betty Olson and Lance Russell.
All Democrats and all but those seven Republicans voted for the bill in the House.
In the Senate, everyone voted for the bill but two conservative Republicans: Sen. Tim Begalka and Sen. David Omdahl.