The primary sponsor of vetoed legislation that would have limited the bathrooms that South Dakota transgender students could use says he plans to return next year with a similar bill.
The state House failed Thursday to override Governor Dennis Daugaard’s veto of the measure.
Republican Rep. Fred Deutsch says he’s hopeful such a bill could pass through the Legislature next session.
Deutsch had asked his colleagues Thursday not to try to override the veto, saying it should “die a dignified death.”
After the failed House vote, he said supporters should come back with a “better, stronger bill.”
The override attempt needed two-thirds support in the House, but supporters didn’t get enough votes Thursday.