Gov. Noem's Historic Antisemitism Bill Becomes Law

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July 1, 2024 

Contact: Ian Fury 


Gov. Noem’s Historic Antisemitism Bill Becomes Law  


PIERRE, S.D. The historic bill to combat antisemitism, HB 1076, became law today. The bill requires the consideration of the definition of antisemitism when investigating unfair or discriminatory practices. It defines antisemitism and makes it easier to prove when discriminatory conduct is motivated by antisemitism.  


I am very proud of this historic legislation that will keep our Jewish people secure,” said Governor Noem. “Since I signed this bill, antisemitic hatred has only grown worse across the United States – but not in South Dakota. I hope states across the country will follow South Dakota’s leadership and take steps to combat this hatred.” 


Governor Noem singed this bill during a signing ceremony in March. Governor Noem was joined by Elan Carr, the CEO of the Israeli-American Council for Action, nationally renowned Jewish leader and founder of the Jacobson Society Dan Rosen, Rabbi Dr. Mark Goldfeder, the Director of the National Jewish Advocacy Center, Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz of the Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota, Renie Schreiber, on behalf of Yinam Cohen, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, Jordan Cope from Stand With Us, the prime sponsors of the bill Representative Fred Deutsch and Senator Jim Mehlhaff, and many other prominent Jewish leaders.  


A photo of Governor Noem singing this historic legislation can be found here