911 call centers

State Rep. Greg Jamison, R-Sioux Falls, asks questions during a House Taxation Committee hearing on Jan. 23, 2024. (Joshua Haiar/South Dakota Searchlight)

Phone surcharge would increase to support 911 under bill advancing in Legislature

BY: - January 23, 2024

PIERRE — A committee of state lawmakers endorsed a bill Tuesday to increase funding for 911 call centers by raising phone customers’ monthly surcharge from $1.25 to $2 per line.  The House Taxation Committee approved the bill 9-4, sending it to the full House of Representatives.  The increase would be the first since 2012. Troy […]