SUPREME COURT RULES AND ORDERS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
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IN THE MATTER OF THE AMENDMENT
OF SDCL 15-26A-53 RULE 17-04
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A hearing was held on January 11, 2017, at Pierre, South Dakota, relating to the amendment of SDCL 15-26A-53, and the Court having considered the proposed amendment thereto and being fully advised in the premises, now, therefore, it is
ORDERED that SDCL 15-26A-53 be and it is hereby amended to read in its entirety as follows:
15-26A-53. Duty of clerk of trial court to assemble and certify the record--Time and manner--Transmittal of index in lieu of entire record.Within five days after the filing of the notice of appeal, it shall be the duty of the clerk of the trial court to assemble and consecutively number the pages of all pleadings, documents, papers, and exhibits filed in said action, including any opinion which the trial court may have filed or authorized for filing, except the parties may stipulate as to the contents of the record. The clerk shall then prepare and attach an alphabetical index to the record and shall promptly serve a copy on all counsel of record and the clerk of the Supreme Court. The clerk's certified record, together with the transcript, shall constitute the record on appeal.
Trial briefs shall constitute a part of the record only when the Supreme Court shall direct counsel to provide copies thereof.
The Supreme Court may provide by rule or order that a certified copy of the alphabetical index shall be transmitted in lieu of the entire record, subject to the right of any party to request at any time during the pendency of the appeal that designated parts of the record be transmitted.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this rule shall become effective immediately.
DATED at Pierre, South Dakota, this 19th day of January, 2017.