SD House Votes In Favor Of Revised 'Riot Boosting' Bill

Law360 (February 19, 2020, 8:35 PM EST) -- South Dakota’s House of Representatives has passed a bill that revises and expands the state’s riot laws, voting to levy criminal and civi penalties against Keystone XL pipeline activists who incite protestors to riot after a federal judge largely struck down a similar law last year.

House Bill 1117, which passed in a 45-25 vote Tuesday, now goes to the Senate for consideration of Republican Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposed changes. Both versions of the bill have created conflict, as indigenous groups and environmentalists oppose the state government’s attempts to thwart virulent pipeline protests like those that swept through South Dakota in...

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