21-32-3. Filing of petition on claim for which no appointment--Certification to presiding circuit judge--Appointment of commissioner--Filing if claim arose, or petitioner resides, out of state. Upon the filing with the clerk of courts of the county in which such claim arose of a petition in form of a complaint duly verified, setting forth, among other things that the petitioner has a just and meritorious claim against the State of South Dakota for the payment of which no appropriation exists, the clerk of courts, upon payment of his fees, shall certify under his seal to the presiding circuit judge of the circuit in which such county lies the said petition whereupon the said presiding circuit judge shall appoint a circuit judge who shall act as such commissioner of claims as provided in this chapter. If the claim arose, or was otherwise reduced to judgment, in a jurisdiction outside of South Dakota, the petition shall be filed with the clerk of courts of the county where the petitioner resides or, if the petitioner does not reside in South Dakota, with the clerk of courts of Hughes County.
Source: SL 1947, ch 156, § 2; SDC Supp 1960, § 33.4302; SL 1978, ch 157, § 2; SL 1992, ch 167.
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