Budget Toolkit

Current Session: 2013 Legislative Session (FY2014)

Making sense of the state budget process can seem overwhelming at first. This toolkit is designed to make it easier to access and understand information about the budget process and fiscal policy options under consideration.

Start by reviewing some budget basics:

  2013 Legislative Session (FY2014)  Budget timelines and calendars

Timeline

Budget Hearings

Legislative Calendar

 2013 Legislative Session (FY2014) SD Budget & Policy Project analysis

Medicaid Expansion – research factsheets on South Dakota Decision  Powerpoint slides illustrating eligibilitgy criteria, options, impacts and costs  (see also SD contracted research by Market Decisions:  Market Decisions Research )

SB 91 Should South Dakota repeal the contractors excise tax?  An Act to reduce the rate for the contractor’s excise tax over a period of time and to repeal the contractor’s excise tax in three years (link to bill status)

SB123  Should South Dakota increase energy mineral severance taxes?  An act to increase the energy minerals severance tax.  (link to bill status)

HB 1066 Should South Dakota allow its summer seasonal tax to sunset ormake it permanent?  An act to continue the current rate of gross receipts tax imposed on visitor-related services.   (link to bill status)

2014 Legislative Session (FY2013)

Key South Dakota government budget documents and websites

  1. Governor Daugaard’s Budget Address for Fiscal Year 2014
  2. Legislative Research Council website
  3. Fiscal Analysis and Agency Documents submitted to Joint Appropriations Committee

 How to get involved in the budget process

  1. Communicating with legislators—how to contact or get information to your legislators
  2. Communicating with legisaltors—how to make your case
  3. Testifying before a legislative committee—point to remember
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