2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 191

(SB 64)

Water development district directors, term of a vacancy defined.


        ENTITLED, An Act to define the term of a vacancy appointment for water development district directors.

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

    Section 1. That § 46A-3B-9 be amended to read:

    46A-3B-9. Directors Each director shall take office on the first day of January of the year following their election, or not later than sixty days after election in the case of a special election. Vacancies A vacancy that may occur on the water development district board of directors by reason of death, disability, failure to be a resident and voter, resignation, or other cause pursuant to § 3-4-1, or upon expiration of term of office if no qualifying petitions have been filed or if no successor has qualified for the office, unless otherwise provided in chapters 46A-3A to 46A-3E, inclusive, shall be declared to exist and shall be filled by elective action of the remaining directors from candidates proposed by nominating petitions signed by at least twenty-five eligible voters in the director area for which a vacancy exists. The person appointed to fill the vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.

     Signed March 6, 2017
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