Victories From the 90th and 91st Sessions of the South Dakota Legislature (2015-2016)

Date: August 23, 2016

NFIB won the following victories for small business from the 90th (2015) and 91st (2016) South Dakota Legislatures. The 92nd Legislature convenes on January 10, 2017.

Defeated Proposed Municipal Sales Tax 
NFIB successfully lobbied against several proposed tax increases of significance. House Bill 1116 would have authorized a municipality to impose an additional 1 percent sales and use tax for a limited period of time and for a speci?ed use. 
Stopped County Sales Tax 
NFIB also opposed House Bill 1006, which would have authorized counties to levy up to a 1 percent sales and use tax on top of all of the sales taxes currently authorized for the state and the city. NFIB helped successfully defeated this measure in its ?rst committee.   
Prevented Passage of Corporate Income Tax 
NFIB was also the only business organization to oppose Senate Joint Resolution 2, which would have submitted to the electorate at the next general election a proposal to impose a corporate income tax.  This bill was also defeated in the ?rst committee that considered it.   
Halted Employment Mandate From Passage 
NFIB joined other business groups to defeat House Bill 1154, which would have required an employer to provide certain accommodations to pregnant and nursing mothers, including, among other things, more frequent breaks, time off to recover from childbirth and job restructuring.   
Killed Ban the Box Proposal on Criminal Background Checks
NFIB also succeeded in stopping House Bill 1193, which would have prohibited any employer from including on a job application an inquiry regarding an applicant’s criminal record.

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