3-1-2 (Text of section effective until December 12, 2018) Time of commencement of term of office...
     3-1-2.   (Text of section effective until December 12, 2018) Time of commencement of term of office. Except as otherwise expressly provided, all state, district, and county officers shall qualify and enter upon the duties of their office on the first Monday of January succeeding their election or within twenty days thereafter.
     (Text of section effective December 12, 2018) Except as otherwise expressly provided, all state, district, and county officers shall qualify and enter upon the duties of their office on the first Monday of January succeeding their election or within twenty days thereafter. However, a state officer may qualify and enter upon the duties of office on the Saturday immediately preceding the second Tuesday of January that succeeds the state officer's election.

Source: CL 1887, § 1380; SL 1897, ch 109, § 1; RPolC 1903, § 1797; RC 1919, § 7033; SDC 1939, § 48.0312; SL 2018 (SS), ch 1, § 1, eff. Dec. 12, 2018.