The general occupation tax revenue method of assessment modified.
ENTITLED, An Act to
revise certain provisions relating to the use of general occupation tax
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended to read as follows:
If a hearing is held under subdivision 9-55-7(2), the governing body shall:
Hear all protests and receive evidence for or against the proposed action;
Rule upon all written protests received prior to the close of the hearing, which ruling
shall be final; and
Continue the hearing from time to time as the governing body may deem necessary.
If a special assessment is to be used,
proceedings shall terminate if written protest is made
prior to the close of the hearing by the owners of a majority of the assessable front footage in the
proposed district. If an occupation tax is to be used,
proceedings shall terminate if protest is
made by the users of a majority of the space in the proposed district.
If the general occupational
tax is based upon rented hotel and motel rooms pursuant to
9-55-13, the proceedings shall
terminate if written protest is made prior to the close of the hearing by the owners of a majority of
the hotels and motels in the proposed district.
Any bonds for the construction of a convention facility that are payable from the proceeds of
the hotel and motel room general occupational tax may only be issued and sold if at least two-
thirds of the hotel and motel owners in the proposed district approve in writing of the issuance and
sale of the bonds.
Signed March 8, 2004.