2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 10

(SB 46)

State geologist, duties updated.


        ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the state geologist.

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

    Section 1. That § 1-40-7 be amended to read:

    1-40-7. The secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources may employ a geologist with an advanced degree in geology or related physical science as the state geologist. The state geologist shall act as advisor to the secretary in all matters pertaining to geology, hydrology, and natural history and, particularly,. The state geologist shall primarily conduct research to evaluate the natural resources of the state.

    Section 2. That § 13-57-6 be repealed.

    Section 3. That chapter 45-1 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    Any specimen of natural history, geology, or mineralogy, which is collected by the state geologist or any other person appointed by the state to investigate its natural and physical resources, or donated by any person, shall be the property of the state.

    Section 4. That § 45-1-3 be repealed.

    Section 5. That § 45-2-4.3 be repealed.

     Signed February 23, 2017
_______________