Legislative committee dealing with property tax met Monday

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- A legislative committee studying South Dakota’s property tax system met Monday and didn’t appear to make much progress.

The “Study Committee on Property Tax Structure and Tax Burden” held their second meeting of the interim in Pierre.

Representative Oren Lesmeister of Parade says he is stuck.

Representative Tim Goodwin of Rapid City suggested to do away with property taxes altogether by replacing them with increased sales taxes.

Committee co-chair, Senator Mary Duvall of Pierre, said they have to consider a lot of other issues connected to property taxes.

The committee will meet again later this fall in an attempt to come up with some legislative recommendations.