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Governmental Affairs

SDHLA and its member hotels have an influence, and by continuing to join forces, we can further promote tourism and our industry. We work with all branches of State Government to help assure equitable treatment of the lodging industry. We continually monitor State Rates to assure that the state employees and the industry are fairly treated. We have a strong grassroots effort to support our industry prior to and during the legislative session. We also have a lobbyist at the Capitol during the legislative session to promote favorable legislation as well as opposing legislation that is not favorable to the industry.

Learn more about becoming a member here. Find out more about all member hotels or contact us today to request additional information.

State Lodging Rates
$70 - summer months / $55 - remainder of year

SDHLA has requested the State Board of Finance to review and consider another increase in the per diem lodging rate for state employees.  On January 1, 2015, the state lodging rate increased from $50 per night to $55 for the months of September through May.  From June through August the rate went to $70.  The SDHLA Board of Directors believes another increase is in order and will likely be discussed by the Board of Finance at its January 17, 2017 meeting in Pierre.

Pool & spa entry guidance documents

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued two guidance documents related to pool and spa entry requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The two documents, a Questions & Answers document and a Guidance Memo, are available online at:

The ADA compliance deadline for existing pools and spas was January 31, 2013.

In their current form, the new regulations require that pool lifts in existing pools/spas be "fixed" unless not "readily achievable," that lifts be next to the pool or spa at all times when facilities are open, and that lifts cannot be shared between two water bodies - even if they are in the same location.

Other areas affected by new ADA regulations:

Service Animals

Ticket Sales

For ADA Fact Sheet and other details, click here.


South Dakota Hotel & Lodging Association
PO Box 602 • Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 224-1330

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