Gov. Noem Announces Bill to Recognize Out-of-State Licenses

Today, Governor Kristi Noem and Sen. Jim Stalzer announced legislation to recognize out-of-state licenses for nearly every profession.

"South Dakota's economy has been booming, but our workforce has been experiencing some growing pains," said Governor Kristi Noem. "We still have 23,000 open jobs in the state, and this legislation will help us fill them."

The prime sponsor of the legislation will be Senator Jim Stalzer (R-11).

"A great deal of benefits come from growing our workforce and increasing the number of licensed professionals in our state," said Senator Stalzer. "This bill will allow our boards and commissions discretion to streamline the licensing and certification process for professionals who are making South Dakota their new home."