2019 House Bill 1091 - Printed

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

571B0437   HOUSE BILL   NO.  1091  

Introduced by:    Representatives Qualm, Anderson, Chaffee, Chase, Duvall, Finck, Haugaard, Perry, Peterson (Kent), and Randolph and Senators Bolin, Blare, Cronin, Klumb, and Maher
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to provide for the selection of a lieutenant governor by a candidate for governor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That chapter 12-5 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
    A candidate for Governor shall certify the candidate's selection of lieutenant governor to the secretary of state by the second Tuesday in August preceding the general election. The State Board of Elections shall prescribe the form for the certification of a selection of lieutenant governor under this section by rule promulgated in accordance with chapter 1-26.
    Section 2. That chapter 12-5 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
    A candidate certified to be selected as lieutenant governor under section 1 of this Act shall file a statement of financial interest with the secretary of state not more than fifteen days after the candidate's certification. A violation of this section is a petty offense. An intentional violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
    Section 3. That § 12-5-21 be amended to read:
    12-5-21. The state convention shall nominate candidates for lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, commissioner of school and public lands, and public utilities commissioner and, in the years when a President of the United States is to be elected, presidential electors and national committeeman and national committeewoman of the party.
    Section 4. That § 12-25-29 be amended to read:
    12-25-29. Any candidate for lieutenant governor, state treasurer, attorney general, secretary of state, state auditor, public utilities commissioner, or commissioner of school and public lands shall file a statement of financial interest with the secretary of state not more than fifteen days after the candidate's nomination is certified. A violation of this section is a petty offense. Any intentional violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

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