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     3-5-1.   Bonds of state officers and employees--Approval, recording, and safekeeping. The bonds of all state officers, appointees of the Governor or employees of the state, required to give bonds, shall be given to the State of South Dakota, and shall be approved by the Governor as to sufficiency and by the attorney general as to form, except that the form of the attorney general's bond shall be approved by one of the justices of the Supreme Court, and all such bonds when so approved, shall be recorded in the Office of the Secretary of State in a book to be known as the "Bond Record" and when such bonds have been recorded the secretary of state shall immediately deliver same to the auditor-general for safekeeping in the State Department of Legislative Audit, who shall index the same alphabetically and file numerically, except the bond of the auditor-general and his employees, which shall be delivered to the state auditor and kept on file in his office. The state auditor's and auditor-general's receipts for said bonds shall be filed with the secretary of state.

Source: CL 1887, § 1373; SL 1895, ch 147, § 1; RPolC 1903, § 1790; SL 1913, ch 283; RC 1919, § 7026; SL 1919, ch 285; SDC 1939, § 48.0303; SL 1955, ch 222.


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