South Dakota lawmakers fail to override three gubernatorial vetoes

March 29, 2022

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature has failed to override three vetoes from Republican Gov. Kristi Noem.

The three bills on Monday all failed to garner the two-thirds majority necessary to override a veto.

It sends defeats to proposals that would have given lawmakers more control over spending federal aid, allowed pregnant minors to consent to medical care without their parents’ permission and removed old marijuana charges from South Dakotans’ criminal background checks.

Each of the bills lost support from lawmakers after Noem vetoed them last week, showing her sway in the Statehouse.