News Item: Gov. Daugaard calls Special Session for Sept. 12 to address Implementation of Sales Tax on Remote Sellers
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Posted by Lucy
Wednesday August 15, 2018


Gov. Daugaard calls Special Session for Sept. 12 to address Implementation of Sales Tax on Remote Sellers
 
  PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has called a special legislative session to consider legislation that would expedite implementation of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. and allow the state to enforce the obligation of remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax. 
  After consulting with legislative leaders from both political parties, the Governor has set the special session for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the State Capitol in Pierre. 
  In anticipation of next month’s special legislative session, Gov. Daugaard has made three appointments to the South Dakota State Legislature. All Republicans, the three are currently candidates for their respective seats in the 2018 general election. The appointments are effective immediately and run until the newly-elected State Legislature convenes in January 2019. 
 With the upcoming special session, it is important for these districts to be fully represented,” said Gov. Daugaard in a state issued press release. “I thank Maggie Sutton, Rebecca Reimer and Scyller Borglum for their willingness to serve in this way.”
District 26B State House of Representatives 
  The Governor appointed Rebecca Reimer, of Oacoma, to the State House of Representatives from District 26B that includes Brule, Buffalo, Jones and Lyman counties. Reimer is a financial representative and served for 13 years on the Chamberlain/Oacoma school board. She will succeed Rep. Jim Schaefer, who died in May. 
 We’re all very saddened by the loss of Jim,” said Reimer. “I’m honored that the governor has asked me to serve and will study the sales tax issue and work with others to prepare for the special session.  
  Other vacancies filled by the governor include;  
District 10 State Senate 
  Gov. Daugaard appointed Margaret “Maggie” Sutton, of Sioux Falls, to the State Senate from District 10. Sutton is a sales manager for Trademark Uniforms in Sioux Falls. She will succeed Sen. Jenna Netherton, who resigned in April. District 10 includes an area of Minnehaha County encompassing the cities of Brandon, Corson and Renner, as well as a portion of northeastern Sioux Falls. 
District 32 State House of Representatives 
  Gov. Daugaard appointed Scyller J. Borglum, of Rapid City, to the State House of Representatives from District 32. Borglum, an entrepreneur and engineer, earned her doctorate in geological engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She will succeed Rep. Sean McPherson, who died in April. District 32 includes downtown Rapid City and the area to the south. 
 South Dakota led the fight for tax fairness, which culminated with our historic win before the U.S. Supreme Court in June,” said Gov. Daugaard. “Thanks to that victory, other states are implementing tax changes as soon as Oct. 1, and I will be proposing legislation to allow South Dakota to join them.” 
  Draft legislation is currently being prepared by the South Dakota Department of Revenue, in consultation with the Attorney General’s office, and will be made available for review prior to the special session
Daugaard. “Thanks to that victory, other states are implementing tax changes as soon as Oct. 1, and I will be proposing legislation to allow South Dakota to join them.” 
  Draft legislation is currently being prepared by the South Dakota Department of Revenue, in consultation with the Attorney General’s office, and will be made available for review prior to the special session.
 



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