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     2-16-16.   Statutes enacted at latest legislative session prevail over code--Citation of codified laws. All statutes, other than this code, enacted at the 2017 session of the Legislature shall be deemed to have been enacted subsequently to the enactment of this code. If any statute repeals, amends, contravenes, or is inconsistent with the provisions of this code, the provisions of the statute shall prevail. Any enactment in the 2017 session of the Legislature that cites South Dakota Codified Laws for the purpose of amendment or repeal shall be construed as having reference to the code enacted by § 2-16-13.

Source: SDC 1939, § 65.0202(23); SDCL § 2-14022; SL 1970, ch 17, § 4; SL 1972, ch 14, § 4; SL 1974, ch 28, § 4; SL 1975, ch 27, § 4; SL 1976, ch 29, § 3; SL 1977, ch 25, § 3; SL 1978, ch 23, § 4; SL 1979, ch 17, § 3; SL 1980, ch 25, § 3; SL 1981, ch 19, § 3; SL 1982, ch 27, § 3; SL 1983, ch 11, § 3; SL 1984, ch 18, § 4; SL 1985, ch 18, § 3; SL 1986, ch 26, § 3; SL 1987, ch 28, § 3; SL 1988, ch 26, § 3; SL 1989, ch 31, § 3; SL 1990, ch 29, § 3; SL 1991, ch 25, § 3; SL 1992, ch 25, § 3; SL 1993, ch 33, § 3; SL 1994, ch 30, § 3; SL 1995, ch 15, § 3; SL 1996, ch 23, § 2; SL 1997, ch 22, § 3; SL 1998, ch 12, § 3; SL 1999, ch 10, § 3; SL 2000, ch 22, § 3; SL 2001, ch 20, § 3; SL 2002, ch 20, § 3; SL 2003, ch 22, § 3; SL 2004, ch 31, § 3; SL 2005, ch 23, § 3; SL 2006, ch 14, § 3; SL 2007, ch 18, § 3; SL 2008, ch 18, § 3; SL 2009, ch 19, § 3; SL 2010, ch 18, § 3; SL 2011, ch 18, § 3; SL 2012, ch 22, § 3; SL 2013, ch 18, § 3; SL 2014, ch 16, § 3; SL 2015, ch 19, § 3; SL 2016, ch 29, § 3; SL 2017, ch 21, § 3.


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