Printer FriendlyHB 1052 provide certain protections for public employees.
State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2017
SENATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
ENGROSSED NO. HB 1052 - 3/1/2017
Introduced by: Representatives Haggar, DiSanto, Latterell, and Rhoden and Senators Curd,
Ewing, Langer, Netherton, and Novstrup
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to provide certain protections for public employees.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That the code be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
No department, bureau, board, or commission of the state or any of its political subdivisions
may dismiss, suspend from employment, demote, decrease the compensation of, or take any
other retaliatory action against an employee because the employee reports in good faith to an
appropriate authority a violation or suspected violation of a law or rule, an abuse of funds or
abuse of authority, or substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, unless the report
is specifically prohibited by law. The provisions of this section do not apply to any employee
who knows the report is false or was made in a reckless disregard for the truth. A state employee
who is the subject of retaliation under this section may file a grievance with the Civil Service
Commission pursuant to § 3-6D-22. For purposes of an employee of a political subdivision, an
appropriate authority includes any human resources department of that political subdivision, if
any, any state's attorney, or the attorney general.
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