SD Freedom Caucus Supports FL Governor Ron DeSantis Announcement, Encourages Governor Noem to Follow Suit

PIERRE, S.D.(Press Release) – On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called on the Florida legislature “to pass legislation to expressly forbid the use of [a Central Bank Digital Currency]  within Florida’s Uniform Commercial Code,” He noted, “that there is a concerted effort across America to backdoor provisions for the use of [ a CBDC ] through individual state Uniform Commercial Codes,” an effort that initially passed the South Dakota legislature earlier this year, but was vetoed by Governor Noem.

The South Dakota Freedom Caucus openly opposed this UCC backed legislation and at their urging, South Dakota Governor Noem vetoed the bill. The legislature will convene next week, where the South Dakota Freedom Caucus will be fighting to sustain the Governor’s veto over the objection of liberal Republican House and Senate leadership.

“Governor DeSantis clearly understands that it is not enough to just stop permissive legislation for a CBDC, which we are still fighting to do,” said  Freedom Caucus Chairman Representative Aaron Aylward, “but it needs to be put down and outlawed outright. We call on Governor Noem to push for legislation prohibiting the use of a CBDC in South Dakota”.