State of South Dakota
This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be consistent
with the original intention of the sponsor.
HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE ENGROSSED
Senators Dennert, Hutmacher, McIntyre, Moore, and Sutton (Dan) and
Representatives Elliott, Olson (Mel), and Sutton (Duane)
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to
allow school boards to initiate a vote relating to the
imposition of an excess tax levy and to declare an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended to read as follows:
The governing body of the school district may raise additional revenues for general
fund purposes only, from property tax through the imposition of an excess tax levy. The
governing body of a school district may impose the excess tax levy with an affirmative two-thirds
vote of the governing body on or before July fifteenth of the year prior to the year the taxes are
payable. The decision of the governing body to originally impose or subsequently increase an
excess tax levy shall be published within ten days of the decision. The decision may be referred
a resolution of the governing body of the school district or by
a petition signed by at least
five percent of the registered voters in the school district and filed with the governing body
within twenty days of the publication of the decision. The referendum election shall be held on
or before October first of the year prior to the time the taxes are payable.
Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its
existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full
force and effect from and after its passage and approval.