Food tax cut killed in SD House

Without debate Tuesday morning, the South Dakota House rejects the Senate’s “hog house” of a bill to revive the food tax cut.

The House voted 55-14 to both not concur and not appoint a conference committee.

The remaining sales tax cut before the legislature is HB 1137. It left the House as a reduction in the state’s comprehensive sales tax from 4.5% to 4.2%. The Senate amended it to 4.3%.

The reduction would sunset on June 30, 2025, unless a future legislature extended the cut.

Removing the sales tax off groceries was a significant plank in Republican Governor Kristi Noem’s 2022 election campaign. Noem has reportedly hinted she would veto the budget if the food tax cut does not pass.


March 7, 2023