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South Dakota lawmakers often get around their own rules for bill introduction deadlines by filing legislation containing little more than a title and a vague sentence, with plans to amend the bills near the end of the legislative session. (File photo)

'Vehicle bills' in SD Legislature bother some

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By Nora Hertel

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PIERRE (AP) — They're called "vehicle bills": pieces of legislation with little more than a title. They are created by lawmakers to give themselves an option to revive or introduce new legislation beyond the normal deadline for bills to make it out of whichever chamber they start in.

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