3-3-4. Restrictions on removal of veteran from employment--Hearing and review--Burden of proof. No person holding a public position by appointment or employment, and belonging to any of the classes of persons to whom a preference is granted pursuant to this chapter, may be removed from the position or employment unless replaced by another person of a class to whom such preference is granted. However, the person may be removed for incompetency or misconduct shown after a hearing, upon due notice, upon stated charges, and with the right of the employee or appointee to a review by writ of certiorari. The burden of proving incompetency or misconduct rests upon the party alleging the incompetency or misconduct.
Source: SL 1935, ch 188, §§ 5, 6; SL 1937, ch 227, § 2; SDC 1939, §§ 41.0505, 41.0506; SL 2010, ch 19, § 11.