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12-27-47.1Report of certain campaign finance violations to secretary of state--Investigation--Civil penalty.

Any resident of South Dakota may report a violation of § 12-27-12, 12-27-16(1), 12-27-18.2, or 12-27-19 to the secretary of state, who shall investigate the alleged violation and determine whether a violation occurred. In addition to any criminal penalty imposed under § 12-27-12, 12-27-16(1), or 12-27-19, the court may impose on any person, committee, or entity found in violation of § 12-27-12, 12-27-16(1) or 12-27-19 a civil penalty of five thousand dollars per violation to be deposited in the state general fund.

Source: SL 2019, ch 237 (Initiated Measure 24), § 2, eff. July 1, 2019.

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