Senate Bill 100 would have created a new “leased residential” classification for property tax. It was intended to low property tax on rental properties. In his veto message, Governor Daugaard says SB 100 proponents contradicted themselves, saying renters would get tax relief but that the savings would also allow owners to build more affordable housing. In setting the stage for a new classification with lower tax, SB 100 would shift tax burden to other property owners, says the Governor.
Senate Bill 136 would have excluded some municipal taxes from the amount used to calculate tax liability for electric coops and utilities. Governor Daugaard says SB 136 would give power providers a special break that no other South Dakota business gets.
Senate Bill 159 is Senator Brock Greenfield’s pet project to exempt himself and some other baseball coaches from the sales and use tax. Governor Daugaard says SB 159 is another special favor that would open the floodgates for folks crying for exemptions. He also objects to the exemption’s application solely to coaches of non-profit-sponsored amateur baseball teams.
Overriding a veto requires a two-thirds vote from each chamber of the Legislature. Only SB 136 had enough votes in each chamber to override:
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Update 13:25 CDT: The Governor has signed all other bills, including the two big stinkers remaining on his desk:
Referring these odious measures to a public vote will require gathering 13,871 signatures from registered South Dakota voters by June 29, 90 days after the March 30 adjournment of the Legislature. Anyone game for a referendum?