PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking South Dakota legislators to extend a law set to expire this summer that governs the use of lakes on private land for recreation.
Lawmakers during a special legislative session last year approved a compromise on so-called nonmeandered waters that sunsets in June 2018, meaning lawmakers will have to revisit the issue in the upcoming session.
The governor's office proposed a bill this week that would move the law's expiration date to 2021.
The law restored access to nearly 30 specific lakes for public recreation hampered after a 2017 state Supreme Court decision.
The law also says lakes on private property are open for recreational use unless a landowner installs signs or buoys saying an area is closed.
The 2018 legislative session starts next week.
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