South Dakota House passed SB112 with amendment to eliminate the sunset clause

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- 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 sales tax on groceries, while lawmakers have backed a cut in the overall sales tax rate.

The House late Tuesday amended the three tenths of a percent tax cut that passed the Senate.

House Majority Leader Will Mortenson of Pierre added an amendment to remove the provision that would have ended the tax cut in 2025.

Mortenson says this cut is what the state can afford.

The amended version passed out of the House back to the Senate on a vote of sixty-six to six with the only Democrat in support was Representative Oren Lesmeister from Parade.