Conditional use permit bill passes out of State Affairs Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A bill that would change how conditional use permits are approved by counties was passed by the Senate State Affairs Committee Wednesday.

Senators listened to over two hours of testimony before voting on the bill.

Craig Anderson of Centerville is President of the South Dakota Pork Producers and says too often livestock developments are held up at the county level.


Glenn Pulse of Vermillion opposed the changes.


Senator Brock Greenfield of Clark supported the bill.

Senator Craig Kennedy of Yankton says the bills penalties are too steep.

The bill passed on a 6-3 vote and now heads to the Senate floor.