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Governor Kristi Noem today approved legislation to expand South Dakota renewable energy production. HB1031, which Noem signed today, will streamline wind and solar development on state-owned lands. The bill will go into effect July 1, 2019. ? 

“Our economy and security are reliant on an energy supply that is accessible, abundant, and affordable,” said Noem. “This bill takes a step toward expanding the potential of South Dakota wind and solar energy. I’m proud to sign it into law today.”  

Noem signed the following pieces of legislation this afternoon:  

  • HB1014 – An act to repeal certain provisions regarding payments of the tax imposed on financial institutions and banks 
  • HB1015 – An act to revise certain references to the Internal Revenue Code 
  • HB1031 – An act to authorize certain wind and solar easements and leases by the commissioner of School and Public Lands 
  • SB0005 – An act to codify legislation enacted in 2018 
  • SB0011 – An act to revise certain provisions regarding the granting of work?permits to minors who refuse to submit to chemical analyses 
  • SB0020 – An act to update certain provisions regarding consumer protection. 
  • SB0021 – An act to authorize certain tobacco manufacturers to assign to the state the interest of the manufacturer in any money in a qualified escrow fund 
  • SB0035 – An act to revise and repeal provisions regarding revocation of occupational licenses 
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