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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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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

     4-5-3.   Purposes for which institution incidental funds may be used. Such permanent incidental fund shall be kept and used by the proper officer of the respective institutions, for the advanced payment of freight, express, periodicals, books, postage, gate money, all United States postal supplies and refund of tuition and student fees, utility bills, farm produce purchased on the open market, compensation and wages of emergency or temporary help in any amount, and such other minor bills and incidental expenses which are not in excess of fifty dollars each as shall require immediate payment, pending the issuance of the state auditor's warrant upon the state treasurer therefor, and for no other purpose whatsoever.

Source: SL 1953, ch 315; SL 1955, ch 257; SDC Supp 1960, § 55.2205-1; SL 1965, ch 242, § 1; SL 1977, ch 38; SL 1980, ch 37.

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