2016 House Bill 1135 - Introduced

State of South Dakota  
NINETY-FIRST SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2016  

319X0518   HOUSE BILL   NO.  1135  

Introduced by:    Representatives Jensen (Alex), Beal, Conzet, Dryden, Gibson, Gosch, Haugaard, Johns, Langer, Mickelson, Partridge, Peterson (Kent), Romkema, Schoenbeck, Stevens, Westra, and Wollmann and Senators Shorma, Brown, Curd, Haverly, Heinert, Novstrup (David), Parsley, Peters, and Rusch
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to establish venue for certain actions arising out of real property lease agreements.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That chapter 15-5 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
    Any breach of contract action between a lessor and a lessee that arises out of a real property lease agreement shall be tried in the county in which any portion of the real property subject to the lease agreement is located.
    Section 2. That § 15-5-6 be amended to read:
    15-5-6. In all other cases, except as provided in § 15-5-7 or, 15-5-8, or in section 1 of this Act, the action shall be tried in the county in which the defendant or defendants, or any of them, shall reside at the commencement of the action. However, if none of the defendants reside in the state, the action may be tried in any county which the plaintiff shall designate in his complaint, subject, however, to the power of the court to change the place of trial in the cases provided by statute. In the second event, the jurors' fees and mileage payments shall be paid by

the parties in such proportions as the court may order. If the parties stipulate to a venue which is not specified in §§ 15-5-1 to 15-5-5, inclusive, the first sentence of this section, § 15-5-7 or, 15-5-8, or in section 1 of this Act, the stipulation must be approved by a court order which also provides for the payment of jurors' fees and mileage payments by the parties.

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