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     6-12-6.   Restrictions on power of home rule units. The power of a home rule unit does not include the power to:
             (1)      Enact private or civil law governing civil relationships except as incident to the exercise of an independent county or municipal power;
             (2)      Define and provide for the punishment of a crime, but this limitation shall not abridge the power of a home rule unit to provide punishment for the violation of ordinances or charter provisions by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding six months or by both such fine and imprisonment;
             (3)      Abridge laws relating to elementary and secondary education;
             (4)      Change assessment practices and procedures relating to ad valorem taxation of property;
             (5)      Exempt itself from providing the necessary personnel and facilities to perform services required by general law to be performed by a like unit or units of local government;
             (6)      Deny referendum on ordinances or bylaws provided by chapter 9-19;
             (7)      Regulate rates or conditions of service of any public utility regulated by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission.

Source: SL 1974, ch 52, § 6; SL 1975, ch 283, § 56.


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