2017 Session Laws


(SB 11)

State Fair Commission, revised.

        ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding the State Fair Commission and the administration of the fairgrounds and to declare an emergency.


    Section 1. That § 1-21-1.2 be repealed.

    Section 2. That § 1-21-2 be amended to read:

    1-21-2. The State Fair Commission shall hold an annual meeting on the third Tuesday in January each year, at the office of the secretary-treasurer at meet at least once a year in Huron, South Dakota. It The commission may hold other meetings at places and at times requested by the secretary of agriculture. The secretary-treasurer shall give notice of all meetings, except the regular annual meeting, to all members in ample time to enable them to attend by ordinary methods of travel. At the regular annual meeting first meeting of the year the commission shall elect from its own membership, a president and a vice-president. Each member of the commission shall have an equal voice and equal voting power on the commission and in conduct of the affairs of the commission chair and vice chair.

    Section 3. That § 1-21-6.1 be amended to read:

    1-21-6.1. The secretary of agriculture may appoint as many law enforcement officers, as defined in § 23-3-27 and certified by the state, as may be necessary to serve as state fair law enforcement officers to ensure peace and good order on or about the fairgrounds during the annual fair. The secretary shall issue to each officer a certificate of authority. Each officer shall possess all the powers of a certified law enforcement officer with jurisdiction to make arrests within Beadle County. The secretary may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 establishing additional qualifications in excess of the certification requirements for a certified law officer.

    Section 4. Whereas, this Act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, 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 8, 2017