human sex trafficking

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed House Bill 1069. This is the repeal and revision of certain provisions related to campaign finance and to declare an emergency. 

A bill supported by Democrats in the South Dakota legislature eliminates the state sales tax on food. State Representative Ray Ring from Vermillion sponsors House Bill 1119. He says the change will help people with lower incomes.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the first bill of the 2017 Legislative Session into law. House Bill 1006 clarifies the timeline for posting notices for public meetings.

Amazon is now collecting sales tax from South Dakota residents. The Seattle-based company had been slow to collect sales taxes in small and sparsely populated states where it doesn't have a facility. Officials say the agreement with Amazon will help the state meet revenue goals.

Dakota Digest July 29, 2016

Jul 29, 2016
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On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, South Dakota State Representative Paula Hawks discusses the Democratic National Convention. Also, Sex Trafficking is a big topic leading into the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Additionally, voters will once again vote on minimum wage in South Dakota this November.

West River Human Trafficking Task Force

A task force in the Black Hills is pushing a new awareness campaign to help stop human sex trafficking at the Sturgis Rally.  Some officials say raising awareness is important, but the victims of sex trafficking also need support as they recover.

The West River Human Trafficking Task Force is distributing materials to area businesses to raise awareness about the sex trafficking that happens at the Sturgis Rally. Tess Franzen is with the task force. She hopes the information will help all who are affected by human trafficking.