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     1-20-32.   Issuance of exploration permits--Qualifications of permittees. The State Historical Society Board of Trustees may issue permits for exploration and field investigations to be undertaken on state lands or within the boundaries of designated state archaeological register sites to institutions which the state archaeologist may deem to be properly qualified to conduct such activity, subject to such rules as the State Historical Society Board of Trustees may prescribe, as long as such activity is undertaken by reputable museums, universities, colleges, or other historical, scientific, or educational institutions or societies approved by the state archaeologist, with a view toward disseminating the knowledge gained through their activities.

Source: SL 1947, ch 136, § 1; SDC Supp 1960, § 29.0801; SDCL § 1-20-7; SL 1974, ch 11, § 6; SL 2009, ch 1, § 106.

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