S.D. lawmakers steamroll sales tax decrease through House
Measure heads to the Senate on overwhelming vote
PIERRE – The full House of Representatives sent a $104 million tax break to the Senate on Wednesday, and they did it with authority.
By a vote of 66-3, the House endorsed a proposal to lower the state sales tax from 4.5 percent to 4.2 percent. Its arrival in the Senate might not be as enthusiastically received – last year the Senate was less interested in tax breaks.
But for now, House Bill 1137 has momentum after the House Appropriations Committee dispatched two competing tax break proposals Tuesday. Those included Gov. Kristi Noem’s bid to eliminate the grocery tax and a bid to reduce property taxes.
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