Senate Panel Approves Military Spouse Weapon Permit Measure
A state Senate panel has advanced a proposal that would allow active military members’ spouses to get a South Dakota concealed weapon permit.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved Attorney General Marty Jackley’s measure and sent it to the Senate floor.
Jackley says the proposal would help spouses of military personnel who move out of state to get a temporary South Dakota permit. That would be necessary if they returned to visit, and it would allow a concealed weapon in the roughly 25 states that have reciprocity with South Dakota.
The measure authorizes military spouses who move to South Dakota from a different state to waive the 30-day wait period requirement for residency.
Jackley says it would remove “one of those unnecessary roadblocks for our military and their families.”