South Dakota House passes HB1001

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- A bill to sunset the sunset clause in last year’s point-three percent sales tax cut has passed the South Dakota House of Representatives in the Legislature’s first week.  House Bill 1001 would remove a clause that returns the state sales tax to four-point-five percent in 2027.  Removing the sunset has been a mission for  bill sponsor Representative Chirs Karr of Sioux Falls.

Representative Roger Chase of Huron voted for the sales tax reduction last year, but intended to vote red this year.

Representative Oren Lesmeister of Parade also voted against the measure citing a possible food tax cut through an initiated measure.

The bill moves to the South Dakota Senate, which is favorable to the sunset clause, on a 54 to 12 vote.