PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has signed a bill allowing firearms to be carried in the state Capitol building.

Noem says under the bill, law-abiding citizens with the proper permit will be able to carry a gun in the Capitol, “just like they can in so many other places.”

Under the bill, people with an enhanced concealed carry permit can bring firearms into the Capitol starting July 1. They must notify the Highway Patrol superintendent at least 24 hours in advance and provide the dates that they will be carrying a firearm in the Capitol.

Noem also signed a bill requiring public schools to prominently display “In God We Trust.” The new law takes effect in the 2019-20 school year.

AP-WF-03-19-19 1702GMT

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