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     1-16H-1.   Legislative findings. The Legislature finds and declares:
             (1)      That the State of South Dakota and the northern plains region of the United States are underrepresented and underdeveloped in the areas of scientific and technological investigation, experimentation, and development;
             (2)      That fostering and facilitating scientific and technological investigation, experimentation, and development will benefit the state economically and educationally by creating immediate and future jobs and educational opportunities, and will add to the quality of life of the citizens of South Dakota by adding to the general wealth of human knowledge;
             (3)      That the creation of the authority by this chapter will foster and facilitate scientific and technological investigation, experimentation, and development by creating a mechanism through which laboratory, experimental, and development facilities, both nonprofit and for-profit, both governmental and nongovernmental, may be acquired, developed, constructed, funded, maintained, and operated; and
             (4)      That the foregoing are public purposes and uses.

Source: SL 2004, ch 15, ยง 1.


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