Senate committee approves “do pass” recommendation of “Fairness In Women’s Sport” bill  (Audio)

January 14, 2022

PIERRE, S.D.–The South Dakota Senate State Affairs Committee held a hearing today (Friday) on Senate Bill 46, titled “to protect fairness in women’s sport.”

Dan Swartos, Executive Director of the South Dakota High School Activities Association, says they have had a successful trans-gender policy in place for several years….

Susan Williams, a resident of legislative District 6 and a parent of a transgender child, says sports participation is crucial….

Mark Miller, counsel to Governor Kristi Noem, says girls and women are already losing….

Senator Lee Schoenbeck of Watertown made a “do-pass” recommendation, which the committee approved on an eight to one vote.