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Enter the text to search for and click Search to get a list of statutes containing the text you entered. Tips:
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Type the Statute number you are looking for in the form Title-Chapter-Section . Examples(1-1-1.1, 27A-11A-12, etc.)

The Get Statute button can be used to locate a specific statute. You may type in a title, chapter, or section number. Example: typing 1 will return the chapter list for Title 1, typing 1-1 will return the section list for chapter 1-1, typing 1-1-1 will return section 1-1-1 of the statutes.

The Get Chapter button can be used to load a complete chapter of the statutes. This function requires a title and a chapter number. Examples: 1-1, 57A-1, 1-3

 
     13-5-1.   School districts defined--General corporate and proprietary powers. Any territory organized for the express purpose of operating not less than a thirteen-year school program and governed by an elected school board is defined to be a school district. It may sue and be sued, contract and be contracted with, purchase, hold, and use personal and real property for school purposes, and sell and dispose of the same.

Source: SDC 1939, §§ 15.2001, 15.2501; SL 1947, ch 66; SL 1955, ch 41, ch 8, § 2; SDC Supp. 1960, § 15.2002; SL 1963, ch 69, § 2; SDCL, § 13-5-3; SL 1975, ch 128, § 26; SL 1985, ch 129, § 6; SL 1986, ch 122, §§ 1, 8.


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