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Governor Noem Bans Vaccine Passports in South Dakota
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-08, which bans government-instituted vaccine passports in South Dakota.


Governor Noem Names Rave, Partridge to Board of Regents
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will appoint Tim Rave of Baltic and Jeff Partridge of Rapid City to the South Dakota Board of Regents.


A Safer South Dakota
One of my main responsibilities as Governor is to keep South Dakota safe. It’s something that I take very seriously. After all, I love this state.


Governor Noem Asks President Biden to Uphold Mount Rushmore Fireworks Agreement
Today, on President Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, Governor Kristi Noem sent this letter to President Joseph R. Biden advocating for South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration.


Infringed.
The Constitution doesn’t always use plain language, but when it comes to our right to defend ourselves, the Second Amendment is quite straightforward: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”


Governor Noem Names Aaron Scheibe as Chief of Staff
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will name Aaron Scheibe as her chief of staff.


Governor Noem to Name Venhuizen to Board of Regents
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will appoint Tony Venhuizen to the South Dakota Board of Regents.


Taxation Without Infrastructure
When I was in Congress, I had the tremendous honor of being on the conference committee that ironed out the final details of President Trump’s tax cuts.


Governor Noem Declares State of Emergency for Drought and Fire Conditions
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-07, which declares a state of emergency through June 1, 2021, due to severe drought and dangerous fire conditions.


Governor Noem Statement on Fairness in Women’s Sports
Today, Governor Noem gave the following update on her efforts to protect fairness in women’s sports.

South Dakota Leading the Nation in GDP Growth
South Dakota’s economy is growing faster than any state in the nation, according to last Friday’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) release from the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).


Fairness in Women's Sports
Everyone knows that I am willing to fight for what I believe in. Some have even accused me of fighting too much!

Governor Noem Signs Remaining Bills into Law
Governor Noem has signed sixteen bills into law.

Governor Noem Signs Pro-Life Bills into Law
Governor Noem has signed four pro-life bills into law, including HB 1110, which bans abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Governor Noem Proposes Medicinal Marijuana Fixes to Legislature
Today, Governor Kristi Noem proposed three changes to Initiated Measure 26 (IM 26) to fix problems with the measure as drafted.


Governor Noem Signs Broadband Funding into Law
Governor Noem has signed SB 34, which provides $75 million in funding for rural access to high-speed broadband, into law.

Governor Noem Signs Criminal Justice Bills into Law
Governor Noem has signed SB 135, which enhances training requirements for law enforcement officers, into law.


Governor Noem Signs Freedom Bills into Law
Governor Noem has signed seven bills to protect South Dakotans’ freedoms into law.

Governor Noem Signs Taxation Bills into Law
Governor Noem has signed three taxation bills into law.


Governor Noem Statement on Closure of Hill City Sawmill
Today, Governor Noem gave the following statement on the closure of the Hill City Sawmill:

Governor Noem Signs DEX Funding
Governor Noem has signed Senate Bill 99 into law, which funds the Dakota Events CompleX at the South Dakota State Fair.

Governor Noem Signs Military and Veterans Legislation
Governor Noem has signed five bills related to military and veterans issues into law.


Governor Noem Launches “Defend Title IX Now” Coalition
Today, Governor Noem announced the “Defend Title IX Now” Coalition to defend fairness in women’s sports.

Governor Noem Signs Appropriations Bills into Law
Governor Noem has signed twenty-one appropriations bills into law.


An Endowment for Our Future
I recently had the privilege of hearing from two impressive young South Dakota college students.

Governor Noem Returns HB 1217 to Legislature, Suggests Style and Form Changes
Today, Governor Noem returned HB 1217 to the South Dakota Legislature with Style and Form suggestions.

Governor Noem Signs South Dakota Freedom Scholarship into Law
Today, Governor Noem signed Senate Bill 171, which provides $50 million for the South Dakota Freedom Scholarship.

Governor Noem Signs Zoning Reform
Governor Noem has signed HB 1094, which simplifies city zoning regulations and eases the permitting process for homebuilders and homeowners in South Dakota.

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law
Today, Governor Noem signed the following eleven bills into law


Governor Noem Names Robling Secretary of Game, Fish and Parks
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that Kevin Robling will continue his service to South Dakota as Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP).

Governor Noem Names Jundt Secretary of Transportation
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that Joel Jundt will continue his service to South Dakota as Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT).


Wrapping up a Great Legislative Session
This week, the 2021 legislative session came to a close.


Governor Noem Signs Legislation to Empower Parental Choice in Education
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Senate Bill 177 into law, which empowers parents who make the choice to educate their children at home.

Governor Noem Signs Telehealth Flexibilities into Law
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Senate Bill 96 into law, which increases access to healthcare by allowing South Dakotans to utilize telehealth flexibilities.


Governor Noem Appoints Judge to Fifth Circuit Court
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced today that she will appoint Gregg Magera to serve as judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit.

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed sixteen bills into law.


Words and Action
March 10th is a tough day. On March 10, 2020, South Dakota diagnosed our first 5 cases of COVID-19, including our first death.


Governor Noem Signs Bill to Defend Privacy Rights of Charitable Donors
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed HB 1079, which protects the privacy rights of donors to charitable organizations, into law.

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed twelve bills into law.


Celebrating America
There is no better place to celebrate America’s birthday than Mount Rushmore, surrounded by the beautiful Black Hills and in the presence of four iconic American leaders.

Governor Noem Signs Legislation to Simplify Youth Hunting and Fishing
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed House Bill 1034, which simplifies youth hunting and fishing requirements in South Dakota.

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed ten bills into law.


Governor Noem Announces ConnectSD Broadband Development Program
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that $25 million in CARES Act funding is now available for eligible broadband projects.


Governor Noem Signs Born-Alive Legislation
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed House Bill 1051, which requires medical professionals to offer any baby born alive the same medical care they would offer for any other child – regardless of the circumstances of the child’s birth.

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed five bills into law:


Governor Noem Issues Statement on Attorney General Ravnsborg
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement in response to the conclusion of the investigation into the fatal crash involving Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and Joseph Boever:

Governor Noem Signs Flexibility for Healthcare Professionals to Live and Work into Law
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed House Bill 1077 into law, which makes it easier for healthcare professionals to live and work in South Dakota.


Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed fourteen bills into law:


Empowering Parents
Good education starts in the home. It starts with strong parents and strong families.


Governor Noem Signs SB 87 into Law
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Senate Bill 87 into law.


Governor Noem Issues Statement on Consequences of Biden Administration’s Energy Policies
Today, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement in response to the dangerously cold temperatures threatening lives across more than a dozen states right now

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed eighteen bills into law.


Safe and Effective Medicinal Marijuana
Whenever our state faces a major policy change, it’s the role of the state government to ensure that it is implemented and regulated in a way that best benefits the people of South Dakota.

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed fourteen bills into law.


Governor Noem and Legislative Leaders Announce Plan for Implementation of IM 26
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and leadership in both chambers of the South Dakota state legislature announced a plan to implement Initiated Measure 26 (IM 26).


Special Address: Update on Revenue Numbers
I am here today because South Dakota is in a historic position. I stood before you two months ago and said, South Dakota is entering 2021 in one of the strongest financial positions in the country.

Governor Noem Signs Twenty-Six Bills into Law
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed twenty-six bills into law:


The Sad Story of Keystone XL
It may seem cliche, but energy independence is a matter of national security. The United States is a net exporter of energy, which means that we can guarantee our ability to provide for our own energy needs, no matter what situation that the world may throw at us.


Governor Noem Signs Two Bills into Law
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed two bills into law.

Governor Noem Signs Two Bills into Law
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed two bills into law.

Governor Noem Introduces Legislation on Price Transparency in Healthcare
Today, Governor Kristi Noem introduced legislation to empower South Dakota consumers by providing them transparent healthcare costs.


Life and Down Syndrome
Anyone who has met a child or a person with Down syndrome knows that they are a gift from God. Their beautiful smiles and unique personalities bring such joy and warmth into our lives.


Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Enhance Law Enforcement Training Requirements
Today, Governor Kristi Noem introduced legislation to enhance training requirements for law enforcement officers in South Dakota.


Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Defend Property Rights
Today, Governor Kristi Noem introduced two property rights bills related to the Department of Game, Fish & Parks (GFP).


Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions
Today, Governor Kristi Noem introduced a bill to ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.


Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Simplify City Zoning Regulations
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will introduce a bill to simplify city zoning regulations and ease the permitting process for homebuilders and homeowners in South Dakota.

Flexibility and Innovation in Healthcare
We’ve learned all kinds of lessons over the past year due to COVID-19.