South Dakota – Governor To Address Special Session September 12, 2018 For Sales-Tax Bills

The Legislature meets Wednesday in special session starting at 9 a.m. on proposed laws that would allow the state government to begin collecting sales-and-use taxes on transactions between remote sellers and South Dakota customers.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard plans to speak to a joint assembly of lawmakers at about 9:30 a.m. in the House of Representatives chamber. Then, the 70 representatives and 35 senators will stay in the House and meet as a committee of the whole.

Legislative Research Council Executive Director Jason Hancock said Monday he didn’t have a schedule of witnesses, but expected the state Department of Revenue to have people to testify.

Hancock said other people could speak, too.

“Procedurally, it will be handled very much like an ordinary bill hearing in committee. There will be a call for proponent testimony and opponent testimony. We will have a sign-up sheet. Committee questions will be permitted,” Hancock said.

Rapid City Journal
By Bob Mercer
September 10, 2018

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