COMMISSION ON UNIFORM LEGISLATION
2-11-1 Composition of commission--Appointment and terms--Life members--Vacancies.
2-11-2 Meetings of commission--Chairman and secretary--Record of transactions.
2-11-4 Purpose of commission.
2-11-5 Subjects studied by commission--Recommendations for legislation.
2-11-6 Attendance at meetings of National Conference--Promotion of uniformity.
2-11-8 Commission reports to Legislature.
2-11-1. Composition of commission--Appointment and terms--Life members--Vacancies. The appointed members of the Commission on Uniform Legislation consist of five suitable persons learned in the law, appointed by the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council for terms of three years each. The terms shall begin on the first of August of the year of appointment. The terms shall be staggered so that no more than two terms expire each year. The members shall hold office until their successors have been appointed. Any person, not otherwise a member of the commission, elected as a life member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, shall also be a life member of the commission. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the Executive Board for the remainder of the term in which the vacancy occurred.
Source: SDC 1939, § 55.0801; SL 1984, ch 17, § 1; SL 1997, ch 20, § 1; SL 2007, ch 17, § 1.
2-11-1.1. Repealed by SL 1984, ch 17, § 2.
2-11-2. Meetings of commission--Chairman and secretary--Record of transactions. The commissioners shall meet at the state capital at least once in two years. They shall organize by the election of one of their number as chairman and another as secretary, who shall hold their respective offices for a term of two years and until their successors are elected and qualified. Said board of commissioners shall keep a record of all its transactions.
Source: SDC 1939, § 55.0802.
2-11-3. Repealed by SL 1984, ch 17, § 3.
2-11-4. Purpose of commission. The general purpose of the commission on uniform legislation shall be the promotion of uniform legislation in the United States.
Source: SDC 1939, § 55.0801.
2-11-5. Subjects studied by commission--Recommendations for legislation. It shall be the duty of said commissioners to examine the subjects of marriage and divorce, insolvency, the form of notarial certificates, the descent and distribution of property, the acknowledgment of deeds, the execution and probate of wills, and other subjects upon which uniformity in state laws is desirable.
It shall also be the duty of said commission on uniform legislation to bring about as far as practicable the uniform judicial interpretation of all uniform laws, and generally to devise and recommend such additional legislation, or other or further course of action as shall tend to accomplish the purposes of this chapter.
Source: SDC 1939, § 55.0803.
2-11-6. Attendance at meetings of National Conference--Promotion of uniformity. It shall be the duty of each of said commissioners to attend the meetings of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, or to arrange for the attendance of at least one of their number at such national conference, and both in and out of such national conference they shall do all in their power to promote uniformity in state laws, upon all subjects where uniformity may be deemed desirable and practicable.
Source: SDC 1939, § 55.0803.
2-11-7. Repealed by SL 1977, ch 22.
2-11-8. Commission reports to Legislature. The commission on uniform legislation shall report to the Legislature from time to time as said commission may deem proper, an account of its transactions, and its advice and recommendations for legislation.
Source: SDC 1939, § 55.0803; SL 1963, ch 300.