2019 House Bill 1075 - House

State of South Dakota  
NINETY-FOURTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2019  

389B0470   HOUSE ENGROSSED    NO.  HB 1075 -  1/30/2019  

Introduced by:    Representatives Chase, Brunner, Chaffee, Dennert, Duvall, McCleerey, Otten (Herman), Peterson (Kent), Schoenfish, and Wiese and Senators Novstrup, Blare, Cammack, and Wismer
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the authority of conservation district governing boards.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That chapter 38-8 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
    In lieu of the petition process authorized under § 38-8-22, the conservation district governing boards of the affected districts may propose and adopt a resolution calling for the combining or dividing of districts and present it to the registered voters for a vote at the next general election under the requirements of § 38-8-39.
    Section 2. That chapter 38-8 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
    In lieu of the petition process authorized in § 38-8-90, a conservation district governing board may propose and adopt a resolution calling for the dissolution of the district and present it to the people for a vote at the next general election under the requirements of § 38-8-39.
    Section 3. That § 38-8A-12 be amended to read:
    38-8A-12. Revision of the conservation standards, in whole or in part, may be proposed by

the conservation district governing board or by a petition signed by a the number of voters equal to ten percent of the qualified voters in a district.
    Section 4. That § 38-8-23 be amended to read:
    38-8-23. Within thirty days after receipt of a petition pursuant to § 38-8-22 or within thirty days after the adoption of a resolution pursuant to section 1 of this Act, the State Conservation Commission shall set a date for a hearing and issue notices and conduct a hearing upon the proposition of combination or division. All voters registered for the last general election within the territory described in the petition or resolution and other interested parties may be heard.

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