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     10-3-12.   Oath and bond of county director and deputies--Form of oath--Failure to give bond or take oath. The county director of equalization and each of the director's deputies shall, within ten days of appointment, file with the county auditor the oath of office and a bond, payable to the county, with one or more sufficient sureties, in a penal sum fixed by the board of county commissioners, to be approved by the board of county commissioners, and conditioned that the director or deputy will diligently, faithfully, and impartially perform the duties of the office. The director and each deputy shall take and subscribe on such bond the following oath:
State of South Dakota,
County of ____________, ss.
     I, _____________, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, that I will faithfully, impartially, and honestly discharge the duties of my office as (director of equalization)(assessor)(deputy), particularly that I will assess all property assessed by me at its true cash value according to my best knowledge and judgment, so help me God.

     Subscribed and sworn to before me this ________ day of ________, 20______.

     If any person so appointed fails to give the bond, or fails to take the required oath within the time prescribed, such failure constitutes a refusal to serve.

Source: SL 1897, ch 28, § 29; SL 1899, ch 40, § 2; RPolC 1903, § 2088; SL 1913, ch 283; RC 1919, § 5978; SDC 1939, § 57.0306; SL 1989, ch 82, § 7; SL 2008, ch 37, § 27.

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