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South Dakota Latest State to Introduce Bill Supporting Internal Combustion Engines

internal combustion engine V6By the SEMA Washington, D.C., office

South Dakota has introduced SEMA-supported legislation that would prevent any county or city in the state from limiting access to internal combustion engines (ICE) and related technology. The bill awaits consideration by the House Local Government Committee. 

Following the news in West Virginia last week, South Dakota is the latest state to introduce this legislation in the 2024 state legislative sessions. Several other states (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina) have previously passed similar legislation and resolutions in a positive update for the industry.

SEMA believes South Dakota residents, not the government, should be allowed to choose the type of vehicle technology that best serves them and their families. 

Use this link to tell lawmakers to support internal combustion engines. 

For more information, contact Colby Martin at