Friday, February 10, 2006

SD Shooting Sports Assoc. Alert E-mail #12




Hello To All,

    HB 1134, our Self Defense bill received an excellent Senate floor vote this afternoon of 30 to 1, with 4 absentees. This is what happens when you make your wishes known to your Legislators. This bill was amended in the House and amended again in the Senate to return it to its original intent and language. The commendable vote in the Senate was a direct result of all the correspondence from everyone. This bill actually came very close to being tabled because it strayed so far away from our original intent. Now it is back on an excellent course for passage. Because it was amended again by the Senate, it must now go back to the House for concurrence. There will be no further committee action, just floor debate. Now is the time to contact both of your Representatives from your District and ask them to support HB 1134 when it comes up for further debate. We have taken this bill a long way, now is the time to give it one last push. Contact information can be found on our web site at

Or you can e-mail me if you cannot find your Representative's name and contact info. I will be glad to help you. E-mail is always best and quickest. Put "Please Support HB 1134 with Senate Amendments" in your subject box and in your message.

            In other action, HB 1173 is scheduled to be heard at 7:45AM Monday morning by the Senate State Affairs committee. This bill requests all state agencies go through the Legislative process before restricting your right to concealed carry. They cannot block this right using the rule making authority granted to them. This bill appears to be in good shape, but if you would like to contact the committee members, please do. All of them can be addressed by using the e-mail address "sen.*****" . Substitute their last name for the *****'s. Remember the "period" after "sen".

            HB 1199, the permit applicant privacy bill has no date set yet but it will be heard by the Senate Judiciary committee. I will send info out as I get it.

            Once again, thank you to everyone for helping get the messages out. These bills cannot pass without your input. If you have not sent out an e-mail yet, please do. My lobbying effectiveness at the Capital is a direct result of your messages.


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Thank You,


David F. Conway,

SD Shooting Sports Assoc.-Legislative Affairs


P.O. Box 402

Black Hawk,  SD     57718-0402

Phone:     605-787-5713

Fax:          605-786-0339



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