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Sat Jan 28, 2017, 07:28 AM

Senate pumps the brakes on ethics law repeal

PIERRE South Dakota senators on Thursday pumped the brakes on an accelerated effort to gut a voter-approved ethics law.

Minutes into the Senate discussion on House Bill 1069, Senate Majority Leader Blake Curd, R-Sioux Falls, called for a joint rule delaying debate on the measure until Wednesday.

A majority of the chamber stood to support the motion, which drew applause from supporters of the ethics law who watched from above, some wearing yellow Represent South Dakota T-shirts.

"This is not ripe yet. It's not ready for prime time yet," Curd said of the bill after the session adjourned. "Plus isn't this what the people have been asking for, slow the process down? So it's a multi-modal decision."

Read more: http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/26/senate-hits-brakes-ethics-law-repeal/97078834/

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