2018 Session Laws

CHAPTER 3

(HB 1162)

Appropriation to fund Mary's Law amendment
election for June primary.


        ENTITLED, An Act to provide for the placement of a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot at a special election held at the same time as the next primary election, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. The proposed amendment to the Constitution contained in House Joint Resolution 1004 as previously adopted by the Ninety-third Legislature shall be on the ballot for consideration at the primary election to be held on June 5, 2018.

    Section 2. Notwithstanding § 12-13-1, the deadline for the secretary of state to deliver a certified copy of the proposed amendment to the Constitution contained in House Joint Resolution 1004 as previously adopted by the Ninety-third Legislature together with a statement, title, explanation, and recitation of the effect of a "Yes" or "No" vote to be published preceding the text of the proposed amendment is April 11, 2018.

    Section 3. Notwithstanding § 12-13-9, the deadline for the attorney general to provide the statement, title, explanation, and recitation of a "Yes" or "No" vote for the amendment contained in House Joint Resolution 1004 as previously adopted by the Ninety-third Legislature shall be March 27, 2018.

    Section 4. Notwithstanding § 12-13-2, the deadline for county auditors to mail to each official newspaper of the county a copy of the amendment contained in House Joint Resolution 1004 as previously adopted by the Ninety-third Legislature shall be May 1, 2018.

    Section 5. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Office of the Secretary of State for the purposes of this Act.

    Section 6. The secretary of state shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.

    Section 7. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.

    Section 8. 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.

     Signed March 9, 2018
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