South Dakota - extends smoking ban effective July 1, 2009..

March 19, 2009 - South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds says the need to protect people from secondhand smoke played a role in his decision to sign a measure that bans smoking in South Dakota's bars, video lottery casinos and Deadwood gambling halls. The new law, which takes effect July 1,2009 extends a ban that has outlawed smoking in most public places since 2002 (smoking ban in most workplaces - bars & casinos exempted). Beginning July 1st, smoking will be allowed only in motel rooms and a limited number of cigar bars and smoke shops.

Reference: SD governor signs ban on smoking in bars, casinos by CHET BROKAW, Associated Press, 3/19/2009.