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(SD)-Daugaard Signs One, Vetoes Five

By: John Axtell Posted at: 03/18/2017 07:08 PM
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -  South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed one bill and vetoed 5 Friday. Lawmakers will consider all the vetoes issued since the end of the session when they return a week from Monday for the final day of the session.

      Now law is a bill allowing those with prescriptions to use cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating compound found in marijuana, if it's approved by the FDA. A British firm has a nearly pure extract of cannabidiol scheduled for FDA review this summer. It's used to treat intractable pediatric epilepsy.
      The two highest-profile vetoes were of bills that would have allowed guns in the state Capitol and let people carry concealed handguns without a permit. Daugaard had warned throughout the session that he would use the veto if they reached him.

        He also vetoed a measure allowing a court to put juveniles in Dept of Corrections custody if they presented a significant risk of physical harm to themselves - situations he said are best dealt with by treatment or counseling - and one reducing a fee that is mostly put into a telecommunication fund for the deaf.


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