South Dakota Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center South Dakota State Team page. This page, along with the email updates you will receive, will help keep you informed of what you can do in your state to help you protect and expand your rights to informed consent to vaccination.

Note: You must first register as a NVIC Team Member before you can view action alerts, legislation to watch, and announcements.

Action Needed Now

There are no active action alerts at this time, but please check back soon.

Bills to Watch

The following table lists the active bills of interest for all states.

State Bill Number Date Position Title Status
SD HB 1235 2023-02-16 SUPPORT Allows for conscientious belief exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees & students, except certain health care workers & National Guard Status: Died, failed to pass the House by a vote of 30 Yes, 39 No and 1 Excused on 2/16/2023

Action: NONE
SD HB 1216 2023-02-16 SUPPORT Prohibits health care facilities from requiring visitors to provide proof of vaccination Status: Died, House Health and Human Services Committee deferred to the 41st legislative day by a vote of 9 Yeas, 2 Nays on 2/16/2023

Action: NONE
SD SB 125 2023-02-15 WATCH Prohibits any entity but the legislature to be able to impose additional immunization requirements on children Status: Died, Senate Health and Human Services deferred it to the 41st legislative day by vote of 7 Yeas, 0 Nays on 2/15/2023

Action: NONE
SD SB 130 2023-02-06 SUPPORT Establishes philosophical exemptions to vaccines required for school and college, removes restrictive language from religious belief exemption Status: Died, Senate Health and Human Services deferred to the 41st legislative day by vote of 6 Yeas and 0 Nays

Action: NONE
SD HJR 5003 2023-01-25 SUPPORT Allows South Dakota electors to vote on a constitutional amendment establishing the right to refuse any medical procedures, including vaccines Status: Died, House State Affairs Committee deferred it to 41st legislative day by vote of 11 Yeas, 1 Nays on 1/25/2023

Action: NONE


The following table lists postings about events, initiatives, people, and pretty much anything related to protecting and expanding your rights!