Introduced by: The Committee on Education at the request of the Board of Regents
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to extend to postsecondary campuses certain protections relating to the possession of dangerous weapons.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. Any person, other than a law enforcement officer, who intentionally carries, has in the person's possession, stores, keeps, leaves, places, or puts into the possession of another person, any firearm, or air gun, whether or not the firearm or air gun is designed, adapted, used, or intended primarily for imitative or noisemaking purposes, or any dangerous weapon, on the premises of any postsecondary institution or any vehicle or building owned, used, or leased for postsecondary institution functions, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Section 2. This Act does not apply to:
(1) Any starting gun while in use at an athletic event, and any firearm or air gun at a firing range, a gun show, or supervised school or session for training in the use of firearms;
(2) The ceremonial presence of any unloaded weapon at a color guard ceremony;
(3) Any weapon under the control of military personnel assigned to the South Dakota National Guard or to the Reserve Officers Training Corps; or
(4) Any weapon held in a weapon storage facility operated by the institution or any weapon being transported to or from such a storage facility. According to Article 6 (Bill of Rights) Section 24 of the SD Constitution: