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Gov. Noem Signs Military and Veterans Bills into Law

March 21, 2022

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed legislation to improve readiness capabilities for the South Dakota National Guard:


  • SB 41 revises the appropriation for the construction of a National Guard Readiness Center in Sioux Falls, for the purchase and exchange of property between the state and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation.
  • SB 48 makes an appropriation for the redesign and renovation of the Wagner Readiness Center.
  • SB 49 authorizes the Department of the Military to construct a cold storage building located in Rapid City, South Dakota and makes an appropriation therefor.


“Our South Dakota National Guard is the best in the country for our readiness capabilities, and these facility enhancements will further improve on those capabilities,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “Our men and women in uniform deserve the very best, and we will continue to support them with our thanks, our prayers, and with the resources they need to be successful.”


Governor Noem also signed additional military and veterans bills into law:


  • SB 63 revises the appropriation for road improvements to the State Veterans Cemetery and provides for ordinary operations of the cemetery.
  • SB 197 requires the POW/MIA flag be displayed in the Senate and House of Representatives chambers.
  • HB 1273 authorizes the Department of Military to purchase certain real property in Chamberlain.


Governor Noem has signed 198 bills into law and vetoed one this legislative session.