A consumer protection task force has put together a package of legislation for the upcoming 2014 session.
This summer the group has been examining South Dakota's consumer protection laws, which haven't been updated since 1971.
Included in the package of proposed laws are changes that would create stiffer penalties for illegitimate businesses that continually break state laws in trying to deceive consumers in the state.
"We're looking at about a half-dozen to a dozen proposals really geared at protecting legitimate businesses and consumers,” South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley said.
Last year the South Dakota Attorney General's Office fielded 20,000 consumer complaints.