PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Kristi Noem held a press conference to address five bills that were recently signed into law that would help foster a business friendly environment in South Dakota.

Senate Bills 10, 11, 12, 13 and 23 deal with cutting red tape for certain professions within the state.

“These bills put people ahead of paperwork,” Noem said during the press conference Friday, Feb. 21.

“These five bills may seem like small fixes but they all are really important. These bills really are helping real people. They're helping people go to work, helping them fulfill their careers.”

Noem said the bills came out of a review process that looked at licensing regulations within the state.

  • Senate Bill 10 allows credit for general coursework in areas not specific to the practice of cosmetology, nail technology, or esthetics, that is completed in other programs or institutions, to be applied to any course of study required for licensure.

  • Senate Bill 11 revises certain provisions regarding cosmetology licensees.

  • Senate Bill 12 revises certain provisions regarding comity licensure in the technical professions.

  • Senate Bill 13 revises certain educational requirements for the practice of barbering.

  • Senate Bill 23 repeals the high school graduation or equivalent requirement for certain licensed professionals.