2018 House Bill 1059 - Printed

State of South Dakota  

400Z0500   HOUSE BILL   NO.  1059  

Introduced by:    The Committee on Judiciary at the request of the Board of Regents

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions regarding payments of higher education expenses.
    Section 1. That § 54-8A-8 be amended to read:
    54-8A-8. (a) A transfer or obligation is not voidable under subsection 54-8A-4(a)(1) against a person who took in good faith and for a reasonably equivalent value or against any subsequent transferee or obligee.
    (b) Except as otherwise provided in this section, to the extent a transfer is voidable in an action by a creditor under subsection 54-8A-7(a)(1) the creditor may recover judgment for the value of the asset transferred, as adjusted under subsection (c) of this section, or the amount necessary to satisfy the creditor's claim, whichever is less. The judgment may be entered against:
            (1)    The first transferee of the asset or the person for whose benefit the transfer was made; or
            (2)    Any subsequent transferee other than a good faith transferee who took for value or from any subsequent transferee.
    (c) If the judgment under subsection (b) of this section is based upon the value of the asset transferred, the judgment shall be for an amount equal to the value of the asset at the time of the transfer, subject to adjustment as the equities may require.
    (d) Notwithstanding voidability of a transfer or an obligation under this chapter, a good-faith transferee or obligee is entitled, to the extent of the value given the debtor for the transfer or obligation, to:
            (1)    A lien on or a right to retain any interest in the asset transferred;
            (2)    Enforcement of any obligation incurred; or
            (3)    A reduction in the amount of the liability on the judgment.
    (e) A transfer is not voidable under subsection 54-8A-4(a)(2) or § 54-8A-5 if the transfer results from:
            (1)    Termination of a lease upon default by the debtor when the termination is pursuant to the lease and applicable law; or
            (2)    Enforcement of a security interest in compliance with chapter 57A-9.
    (f) A transfer is not voidable under subdivision 54-8A-5(b):
            (1)    To the extent the insider gave new value to or for the benefit of the debtor after the transfer was made unless the new value was secured by a valid lien;
            (2)    If made in the ordinary course of business or financial affairs of the debtor and the insider; or
            (3)    If made pursuant to a good-faith effort to rehabilitate the debtor and the transfer secured present value given for that purpose as well as an antecedent debt of the debtor.
    (g) A transfer or obligation is not voidable under § 54-8A-4 or 54-8A-5 against an institution of higher education, as defined in 20 USC 1001 as of January 1, 2018, if the transfer was made

or obligation incurred by a parent or guardian on behalf of a minor or adult child in furtherance of the minor or adult child's education.

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