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House Tax committee has 3 bills on Tues Feb 17

February 16, 2015

1400471963On Tuesday, February 17th, at 8:00 AM the SD House Taxation committee will take on 3 bills.

HB 1233 – SoDakLiberty PostsAccommodate legislation to revise certain provisions regarding tax collection agreements with Indian tribes.

This is a hoghouse vehicle bill brought forth by Rep Shawn Bordeaux (D, Dist 26A) and Sen Troy Heinert (D, Dist 26). Basically it is an empty bill that can be filled with legislation. It will be interesting to see if this vehicle bill actually has something to go in it.

HB 1234 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions regarding tax compacts with Indian tribes.

Rep Shawn Bordeaux (D, Dist 26A) is the prime sponsor, there is no Senate prime. This would add the following taxes to the list of tax collection agreements with Indian tribes:

(13) The uniform municipal non-ad valorem tax imposed by chapter 10-52;
(14) The taxation of telecommunications companies tax imposed by chapter 10-33A;
(15) The taxation of telephone companies tax imposed by chapter 10-33;
(16) The taxation of rural electric companies tax imposed by chapter 10-36; and
(17) The occupational tax on alcoholic beverages imposed by chapter 35-5.

HB 1207 – SoDakLiberty PostsRevise certain provisions concerning the school district pension fund and capital outlay fund tax levies, to provide property tax opt-out procedures for the capital outlay levy, and to revise the per student allocation.

Rep Justin Cronin (R, Dist 23) and Sen Tim Rave (R, Dist 25) are the prime sponsors. This was deferred from last week. Here are the notes I had about his bill prior to the Feb 10 committee meeting:

For most of this bill I will have to listen to the testimony to learn more about it. But one change is the per student allocation. The current allocation for school year 2015 is $4781.14 (that is currently in the law). This bill would actually split the per student allocation for School year 16 into two groups. The first half of School Year 2016 would have a per student allocation of $4,852.86, and the second half would have a per student allocation of $4,924.86. Finally the school year 2017 allocation would be $4,924.86 per student. That seems like an odd approach. I’ll have to hear the reasoning.

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