House volleys new tax bill to Senate after expiration date placed on sales tax rollback
Majority Leader Mortenson said Senate deserves ‘clean’ bill to consider
PIERRE — Senators will have two sales tax cut proposals to choose from — one with a built-in expiration date and one without.
A day after the Senate Taxation Committee placed a two-year sunset provision on legislation to cut the state’s sales tax rate by .3 percent, the House of Representatives revived the original bill language that more than 90 percent of its members supported by inserting it into a new measure. And again, more than 60 of 70 representatives voted to send a sunset-free tax cut proposal back to the Senate.
“The Senate has already changed the form of the tax bill we sent over,” House Majortiy Leader Will Mortenson said from the House floor while urging a formal amendment of Senate Bill 112, an empty shell bill. “This will … renew the tax cut that we passed on this floor.”
The maneuver, known as a Hog House, marks another development in rapidly-moving tax cut negotiations between the House, Senate and Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration.
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