Please give one final reach out to your Senator to encourage them to voice support for SB 157. It will be voted on today on the Senate Floor.

 Click  here to find your Senator and Representative and help us fill their inbox with support for SB 157.

 There are several hurdles to get over and it is  critical we share with legislators the importance of passing SB 157.

  Next Steps:

  • House committee consideration
  • House floor consideration


    Top Talking Points:

    SB 157:

    • Protects local control. 
      • A majority vote ensures the local community gets to make decisions, not a fringe few. 
    • Creates a fair, timely, and reliable process for getting economic growth projects permitted. 
    • Provides clarity for counties on options available to them when considering permits for projects.
    • Places the criteria of who can appeal a decision – that already exists in South Dakota case law – in state statue so it’s easily accessible and clear for everyone.

      This is important because... 

    • Economic development projects are essential to the long-term success of our communities and the families that call them home.  
    • This legislation provides fairness and certainty to a process that is so important for the growth of South Dakota’s communities. 


      Click this link to view a “Myth vs. Fact” sheet that includes helpful information as you visit with your legislators about this bill.  Myth v Fact SB157