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Tribal regalia defined in bill bound for Gov.

The bill defining tribal regalia reached the governor’s office.

 

Senators passed an amended version of House Bill 1252, which prohibits certain government entities from prohibiting any person from wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance at a school honoring or graduation ceremony, on a 34-0 vote.

 

“I just appreciate the discussion,” Sen. Kevin Killer said of the bill on the Senate floor. “That education process that we continue to go through…that’s what this bill’s about.”

 

House members concurred in the amendment to the bill on a 64-3 vote.

 

During the House’s review of the bill, Rep. Shawn Bordeaux said the amendment defined tribal regalia as “eagle feathers and eagle plumes.”

 

HB 1252, which is supported by ASBSD, now moves to Gov. Dennis Daugaard for review and signature.

 

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