PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — There have been 134 bills pre-filed this morning, because the South Dakota Legislature prepares to open its 2022 session at midday CT at the moment. And marijuana is the subject du jour.
To this point, there are 31 marijuana payments, together with 25 from the marijuana study committee.
South Dakota voters permitted medical cannabis 70-30% and adult-use marijuana 54-46% within the 2020 election, however the SD Supreme Courtroom struck down adult-use, generally known as Modification A, as a result of it coated multiple topic.
The Legislature established an interim committee to review marijuana final 12 months. The panel break up into medical cannabis and adult-use subcommittees. They produced 23 payments that might make revisions in South Dakota’s medical hashish legal guidelines and two payments on the adult-use aspect.
Modification A, earlier than it was struck down, would have imposed a 15% tax. The Legislative Research Council estimated that the tax would have generated internet revenues of greater than $10 million within the present finances 12 months and the quantity would have grown to greater than $29 million in 2024.
Representative Ernie Otten, R-Tea, additionally has proposed a 15% tax on all gross sales of marijuana and marijuana merchandise. He served on the examine however his invoice is unbiased of the committee. HB 1045 would designate that county governments share half of any marijuana tax income after the state basic fund receives the primary $10 million.
Representative Fred Deutsch, R-Florence, additionally served on the committee. He has launched 5 payments, on his personal, that typically would limit or prohibit numerous actions within the present medical-cannabis system.
Deutsch’s HB 1004 would repeal a portion of the current law that claims medical-cannabis cardholders can develop a minimum of three marijuana vegetation.
The 2022 session runs by means of March 28. Deadline for invoice introductions are February 2 for legislators and February 3 for legislative committees. Final 12 months there have been 478 bills introduced: 283 within the Home and 195 within the Senate.