2019 Senate Bill 73 - House Local Government

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

537B0562   HOUSE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENGROSSED    NO.  SB 73 -  2/19/2019  

Introduced by:    Senator Schoenbeck and Representative Johns
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise qualifications for sanitary district trustees.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That § 34A-5-14.1 be amended to read:
    34A-5-14.1. Each sanitary district shall be governed by a board of trustees elected at large, as provided in this chapter. To be eligible for office, each trustee shall reside in the district. The Each board of trustees shall consist of an odd number of members and shall have at least three but not more than eleven members, as provided in this section.
    A If a sanitary district that provides or is proposed to provide sewer or water facility connections to more than one thousand five hundred households, farms, businesses, or other entities shall have a, the board of trustees shall consist of at least five but not more than eleven members. A If a sanitary district that provides or is proposed to provide at least one thousand but no not more than one thousand five hundred such sewer or water facility connections shall have a, the board of trustees shall consist of at least five but not more than nine members. A If a sanitary district that provides or is proposed to provide at least five hundred but not more than one thousand such sewer or water facility connections shall have a, the board of trustees shall

consist of at least three but not more than seven members. A If a sanitary district that provides or is proposed to provide less fewer than five hundred such sewer or water facility connections shall have a, the board of trustees shall consist of at least three but not more than five members.

    The number of trustees for a newly incorporated or consolidated sanitary district shall be specified in the order of incorporation issued under § 34A-5-7 or in the consolidation resolution issued under § 34A-5-46.
    Section 2. That § 34A-5-21.2 be amended to read:
    34A-5-21.2. A To serve as a trustee of a sanitary district trustee that has one hundred or more residents, the person shall be a resident of the sanitary district the trustee represents.
    To serve as a trustee of a sanitary district with less than one hundred residents, a person shall be a resident of the sanitary district or own real property within the boundaries of the sanitary district.

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