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     1-21-4.   State fair manager--Appointment and duties--Membership in State Fair Commission. The secretary of agriculture shall appoint and may, at pleasure, remove, subject to the approval by the Governor, a state fair manager. The manager shall perform such duties as may be required by the secretary of agriculture. The state fair manager shall serve as an ex-officio member of the State Fair Commission.

Source: SDC 1939, § 55.4602; SL 1939, ch 225, § 2; SL 1949, ch 226, § 1; SL 1953, ch 299; SL 1955, ch 256; SL 1964, ch 164, § 1; SL 1967, ch 258, § 1; SL 1977, ch 12; SL 2003, ch 16, § 3.

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