(Pierre, SD) — The South Dakota Senate is blocking a bill that would have made changes to legal provisions related to foreign agricultural land purchases. The bill would have established a Committee on Foreign Investment and would have targeted the Chinese Communist Party’s control over companies and land ownership. Republican Governor Kristi Noem championed the initiative that opponents say would have had unintended consequences. Noem’s proposal to end the state food sales tax was also killed yesterday.
SD Senate Kills Noem’s Foreign Ag Land Ownership Bill