From The Republic:
PIERRE, S.D. — A task force seeking ways to make South Dakota government more open on Wednesday rejected a proposal that would have required state and local boards and commissions to record closed meetings.However, the Open Government Task Force endorsed other proposals to clarify the open meetings law and make some government documents public. One recommendation would make police mug shots of accused criminals public.[…]Task force member Dave Bordewyk, general manager of the South Dakota Newspaper Association, said the panel made good progress in opening up government, but more remains to be done in opening government documents and making sure boards and commissions do not close meetings for illegal reasons.