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     49-31-45.   Payment of investigation and hearing expenses--Procedure for payment--Accounting of company's deposit--Notice and order as to amount to be returned. The expenses incurred in any investigation or hearing conducted in pursuance of § 49-31-44 shall be paid out of the fund on warrants drawn by the state auditor upon itemized vouchers submitted by the commission. The commission shall keep and maintain a detailed record of the amount expended from each deposit by each company making a deposit. Upon the conclusion of the investigation or hearing, the commission shall make an accounting of the deposit and shall give the company making the deposit, within thirty days of the final decision, notice in writing of the itemization and the amount that is proposed to be returned to the company. Any company protesting the itemization may file objections with the commission within thirty days of receiving the itemization. The commission shall resolve any objections by order consistent with chapter 1-26.

Source: SL 1951, ch 260, § 2; SL 1953, ch 280, § 1; SDC Supp 1960, § 52.0273; SDCL, § 49-10-29; SL 1987, ch 345, § 83; SL 1988, ch 375, § 31; SL 1991, ch 381, § 12.

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