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