Friday is day four of the SD Legislative session

January 12, 2024

PIERRE, S.D.–The South Dakota Legislature continues its fast-tracking of bills today (Friday) during Day 4 of the legislative session.

Seven committees meet this morning and the House and Senate have bills on their calendars to consider.

The Senate Health Committee meets and will consider the Department of Health’s requested bills on medical marijuana.

Also, the House State Affairs Committee will hear several bills. One of them calls for an interim study on foreign ownership of farmland.

The House Education is scheduled to take up a bill that would require all South Dakota 11th graders to take the ACT college entrance exam.

And in one of the first major pieces of legislation to see floor action, the House has House Bill 1001 on its calendar. It would repeal the 2027 sunset on last year’s three-tenths of one percent reduction in the 4.5% state sales tax and make it permanent.