7-16-3. Appointment, qualifications, and powers of deputy attorneys. The state's attorney may appoint one deputy or limited deputy who shall be a duly licensed attorney and counselor at law having the qualifications required of state's attorneys, and if authorized by the board of county commissioners by resolution duly entered upon its minutes, the state's attorney may appoint one or more additional deputies or limited deputies, each of whom shall likewise be a duly licensed attorney and counselor at law having the qualifications required of state's attorneys. During such deputyship the person so appointed shall be vested with all the powers of the state's attorney, subject to the control of the state's attorney. A limited deputy shall be vested with only those powers specifically delegated by the state's attorney in writing at the time of his appointment, shall serve at the pleasure of the state's attorney and be under his supervision and control.
Source: SL 1891, ch 108, § 1; RPolC 1903, § 935; SL 1917, ch 191; RC 1919, § 6005; SL 1921, ch 398; SL 1927, ch 194; SDC 1939, § 12.1305; SL 1941, ch 31; SL 1985, ch 50, § 1.