Gov. Noem Signs "Help Not Harm" Bill

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February 13, 2023

Contact: Ian Fury


Gov. Noem Signs “Help Not Harm” Bill


PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed HB 1080, the “Help Not Harm” bill, into law. This bill prohibits certain medical and surgical interventions for minors.


“South Dakota’s kids are our future. With this legislation, we are protecting kids from harmful, permanent medical procedures,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “I will always stand up for the next generation of South Dakotans.”


Governor Noem has signed 34 bills into law this legislative session.