Gov. Noem signs 5 bills aiming to boost business development
PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Kristi Noem announced Friday the signing of several bills aimed at easing the transition for licensed professionals relocating to South Dakota.
As part of the governor’s effort to make South Dakota a more attractive state for business development, the five-bill package is aimed at reducing red tape and creating consistency in professional licensing.
The bills ease regulations in fields like cosmetology, insurance administration, and some technical professions.
Gov. Noem says the changes will help get families back to work in South Dakota faster.
“This will help us make it easier for families who are here and want to get right to work,” says Gov. Noem. “It will create consistency with how we address some of our workforce challenges, and it will also improve mobility as people move from state to state and deal with reciprocity issues.”
The legislation comes after a year-long review of licensing procedure by the State’s Department of Labor and Regulation.