Would require that all legal and other official notices be published on the South Dakota Newspaper Association’s public notice website or on a non-paywalled portion of a legal newspaper’s website. This is more expensive for cities and counties – just an interesting one to follow.
Establishes an annual $100 fee for certain electric motor vehicles to go to the State Highway Fund.
Would authorizes the transfer of wind energy tax revenue from a school district general fund. Could our region benefit from including solar tax revenue as well?
Would require that birth certificates reflect biological sex. Unsure how much traction this will get.
Extends the issuance period for commercial learner's permits. A good measure to support workforce!
Would authorize, regulate, and tax wagering on sporting events within the city limits of Deadwood. This is an Administration bill that ensures sports wagering can only happen in Deadwood, SD. Not such an issue to our region, but other communities wanting to be part of the fun will be concerned about this one.
Revises property tax levies for school districts and to revise the state aid to general and special education formulas. This happens every year and dictates any levy adjustment that seeks to balance the normal increase in home and other property values. The levy numbers will change as over the next few weeks but the first draft reduces these levies by 2.4%. These tax rates will be applied to the increased value of your home or office.
Makes an appropriation to build a bison visitors center in Custer State Park and to declare an emergency.
Exempts health benefit plans sponsored by nonprofit agricultural organizations from insurance regulation.
Requires that certain proposed rules include an affordable housing impact statement. I believe this is a good step in raising awareness for the critical lack of affordable housing in the state – more data is always welcomed!
Makes an appropriation to rehabilitate the RCP&E rail line.
Revise certain provisions regarding the use of telehealth technologies. This would make permanent the flexibilities afforded to telehealth during COVID-19.
Urges the members of South Dakota's congressional delegation to vote against any act admitting the District of Columbia as a separate state.