2019 House Bill 1054 - Printed

State of South Dakota  
NINETY-FOURTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2019  

705B0040   HOUSE BILL   NO.  1054  

Introduced by:    Representatives Duvall, Barthel, Brunner, Chase, Hammock, Jensen (Kevin), McCleerey, and Rounds and Senators Stalzer, Blare, Cammack, Heinert, Jensen (Phil), Maher, Monroe, Nelson, Otten (Ernie), Rusch, Russell, Steinhauer, Sutton, and Youngberg
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the possession of firearms on certain vehicles.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That § 32-20A-11 be amended to read:
    32-20A-11. Except as provided in § 32-20A-12, no person other than a law enforcement officer, conservation officer, or any person on the person's own land or land leased by the person, may operate or ride in any snowmobile with any firearm in the person's possession unless the firearm is completely unloaded and within a carrying case which encloses the entire firearm. However, the restrictions in this section do not apply to any person who is carrying a pistol and possesses a permit to carry a concealed pistol issued pursuant to chapter 23-7. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor. The restrictions in this section do not apply to a utility-terrain vehicle (UTV) or any vehicle that is designed for four or more low-pressure tires or rubberized tracks, and has a seat a person sits upon, and has a steering wheel.
    Section 2. That § 32-20-6.6 be amended to read:
    32-20-6.6. No person, other than a law enforcement officer or conservation officer, or any person on the person's own land or land leased by the person, may operate or ride on any motorcycle or off-road vehicle with any firearm in the person's possession unless the firearm is completely unloaded and within a carrying case which encloses the entire firearm. However, this section does not apply to any person who is carrying a pistol and possesses a permit to carry a concealed pistol issued pursuant to chapter 23-7. This section does not apply to any person who holds a permit issued pursuant to § 41-8-37 while engaged in hunting from an off-road vehicle in accordance with the provisions of the permit. This section shall be enforced by all law enforcement officers including conservation officers. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor. The restrictions in this section do not apply to a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) or any vehicle that is designed for four or more low-pressure tires or rubberized tracks, and has a seat a person sits upon, and has a steering wheel.

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