Gov. Noem Signs Bills to Take Care of People

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March 18, 2024

Contact: Amelia Joy


Gov. Noem Signs Bills to Take Care of People


PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed HB 1224, which provides for the creation of an informational video and other materials describing South Dakota’s abortion law and medical care for a pregnant woman experiencing life-threatening or health-threatening medical conditions. A photo of Governor Noem signing the bill can be found here.


“This year, we did a fantastic job of keeping our focus on people, not government programs. The primary role of state government should always be to care for the people,” said Governor Noem. “These bills ensure the people of South Dakota are safe, healthy, and secure.”


Governor Noem also signed the following 10 bills to take care of people into law:


  • SB 64 revises provisions related to the regulation of emergency medical services and associated personnel;
  • SB 80 improves technology equipment for providers of elderly care and to make an appropriation therefor;
  • SB 136 expands the scope of a physician wellness program;
  • SB 170 repeals and replaces an appropriation regarding the South Dakota women's prison;
  • SB 171 makes and changes an appropriation related to the construction of the new state public health laboratory;
  • SB 198 authorizes school districts and nonpublic schools to acquire and administer nasal glucagon;
  • SB 209 makes an appropriation for grants to assisted living centers and nursing facilities for costs related to telemedicine;
  • HB 1093 makes an appropriation to provide a grant for the construction of a facility to provide certain health facilities and services;
  • HB 1098 provides free birth certificates to persons experiencing homelessness; and,
  • HB 1131 waives certain fees for nondriver identification cards for individuals who are homeless.


Governor Noem has signed 214 bills into law this legislative session.