2008 Keyword - Trade Regulation

HB 1059repeal the restriction on the number of personnel to be employed by the Office of the Attorney General's consumer complaint program. 
HB 1060revise the statute of limitations regarding deceptive trade practices. 
HB 1066revise certain provisions regarding deceptive trade practices. 
HB 1136revise certain provisions regarding the registration of business names. 
HB 1137adopt the Model Registered Agents Act. 
HB 1139revise certain provisions of the South Dakota Business Corporations Act regarding the issuance of shares and cumulative voting for directors. 
HB 1151regulate the location and hours of operation of adult oriented businesses. 
HB 1159revise certain provisions regarding franchise protection for certain types of merchandise. 
HB 1190prohibit lodging establishments from automatically charging a fee for a safe. 
HB 1210prohibit recyclers, scrap metal dealers, or scrap yard operators from purchasing certain beer kegs. 
HB 1237revise certain provisions regarding the prohibition of smoking in certain public places or places of employment. 
HB 1247prohibit certain contract restrictions on the sale of renewable motor fuels by retailers. 
HB 1258require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and expiration dates. 
SB 52revise certain provisions regarding the regulation of franchises and business opportunities. 
SB 119prohibit insurers or adjusters from knowingly underestimating the value of an insurance claim and to establish a penalty. 
SB 123provide for certain requirements for the sale and purchase of nonferrous metal property. 
SB 128revise certain provisions regarding the modification of credit card agreements. 
SB 182expand the disclosure of inpatient hospital charges and to provide for the development of a system for the disclosure of charges for outpatient procedures.