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Settlement prohibition bill passed on to Gov’s desk

A bill keeping the government from entering into confidential settlements reached the governor’s desk.

 

Senate Bill 59, which prohibits the state or a political subdivision from including a nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement in a settlement, passed the House State Affairs committee on a 7-4 vote and the House on a 54-9 vote, before being concurred to by the Senate on a 33-1 vote.

 

“(SB 59) helps protect the public’s right to know how taxpayer dollars are being spent,” Rep. Nancy Rasmussen said, adding that the bill “promotes government transparency.”

 

This bill is balanced and reasonable.”

 

ASBSD is monitoring the bill, which now heads to Gov. Kristi Noem for review and signature.

 

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