Gov. Kristi Noem’s bill on county zoning permits has passed the senate
PIERRE, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem’s plan to overhaul the decision-making process for county zoning permits is making its way through the legislature.
A senate committee has approved the proposal that would pave the way for feedlots and other projects. The bill would make changes to how county zoning decisions are made, as well as to the appeals process. The governor says the overhaul would spark investment in rural communities.
Opponents argue it takes decisions away from locals who check on the growth of feedlots and other projects that may harm the environment.