House amends overall tax reduction bill eliminating sunset date

South Dakota legislators and Governor Kristi Noem are engaged in a back and forth contest over tax cuts.

The Governor is pushing for the elimination of state’s portion of the sales tax on groceries (4.5%), while lawmakers have backed a cut in the overall sales tax rate from 4.5% to 4.2%.

House Majority Leader Will Mortenson of Pierre added an amendment yesterday (Feb. 28, 2023) to remove the sunset provision that would have ended the tax cut in 2025.