SD Gov. Vetoes Bill Allowing Occupancy Tax Hike

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT) -- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have given municipalities in the state the option to charge higher occupancy taxes on businesses and hotels.

The change was intended to allow the city of Deadwood, a tourist site located near South Dakota's Black Hills, to increase the occupancy tax on hotels from $2 to $3 dollars per room, per night. In explaining why he vetoed the bill, Gov. Daugaard said he is opposed to making it easier for local governments to raise...
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