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Occupational Licensing Reforms to Take Effect on July 1st





6/30/2020

PIERRE, S.D. – On July 1, 2020, several reforms to occupational licensing will take effect in South Dakota. The South Dakota State Legislature passed and Governor Noem signed several bills during this past legislative session to institute these reforms, including SB 10, SB 11, SB 12, SB 13, and SB 23.

 

“South Dakota is open for business, and we’re putting people over paperwork to grow business and strengthen communities in our state,” said Governor Noem. “These important licensing reforms streamline processes and eliminate barriers for South Dakotans to cut through red tape and get high quality jobs.”

 

SB 10 revises certain provisions regarding cosmetology licensees.

 

SB 11 revises certain provisions regarding third-party insurance plan administrators.

 

SB 12 revises certain provisions regarding comity licensure in the technical professions.

 

SB 13 revises certain educational requirements for the practice of barbering.

 

SB 23 repeals the high school graduation or equivalent requirement for certain licensed professionals.