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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota House decided Friday to investigate a first-term Republican representative over allegations that he made a fellow lawmaker fearful for her safety during a heated argument this week at the Capitol. Members voted 45-13 to establish a special committee on discipline and expulsion to investigate Rep. David Johnson. He apologized publicly to Republican Rep. Lynne DiSanto before the vote, saying his emotions got the better of him.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for April in South Dakota's case seeking to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers. Attorney General Marty Jackley says arguments are calendared for April 17. South Dakota is asking the high court to review whether retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack a physical presence. The case could have national implications for e-commerce.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A measure that would ask voters to mandate that constitutional amendments encompass only one subject is headed to the South Dakota Senate. House lawmakers voted 56-11 Thursday to advance the resolution, which would put the constitutional change on the November ballot.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Supreme Court says police need a search warrant to obtain a urine sample from someone who is arrested. The high court ruled privacy issues outweigh the state's interest in pursuing evidence. The case involves a man who was a passenger in a vehicle stopped from a broken headlight in 2015. Officers ordered Hi Ta Lar to provide a urine sample which tested positive for methamphetamine.
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