Diversity Bill Passes South Dakota House · 12 February 2006

By Jason Heppler--SouthDakotaPolitics.com--02/08/06

Earlier today, ACTA released a press statement that read, in part:

"INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY" BILL PASSES

SOUTH DAKOTA EDUCATION COMMITTEE

FULL VOTE TO TAKE PLACE TODAY

ACTA PRESIDENT TESTIFIES IN FAVOR

PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA, (February 8, 2006) - The South Dakota House of Representatives is expected to vote today on HB 1222, a bill co-sponsored by both Democrats and Republicans, which requires higher education institutions to report annually on concrete steps taken to ensure the free exchange of ideas on their campuses. The House Committee on Education yesterday approved the bill.

I've just been informed that the bill passed the state House 42-26. It was almost entirely a party-line vote, with the Democrats siding with the ACLU and the teachers' union.