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Lawmakers To Mull Death Penalty, Concealed Weapons In Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Lawmakers are expected to debate proposals limiting the death penalty, requiring certain insurance to cover autism therapy and allowing people to carry a concealed pistol without a permit this week in Pierre.

Four measures related to death penalty are expected to be taken up in the House and Senate State Affairs committees on Wednesday.

The Senate State Affairs Committee on Monday is expected to take up a measure that would help ensure insurance coverage for a type of Autism Spectrum Disorder therapy.

A proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender students is set to be considered in the House State Affairs Committee on Monday. The policy requires the association to review requests by transgender students or their guardians to decide on which team the student can participate.