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18-3-1Officers authorized to administer oaths.

The following officers may administer oaths:

(1)    Supreme Court justices, circuit judges, magistrates, notaries public, the clerk and deputy clerk of the Supreme Court, and clerks and deputy clerks of the circuit court, within the state, and federal judges, and federal magistrates;

(2)    Members of the Legislature, while acting as a member of any legislative committee, when examining persons before the legislative committee;

(3)    The county auditor, the county treasurer, the register of deeds, and the deputy of each, within their respective county;

(4)    Mayors, town board presidents, municipal finance officers, deputy municipal finance officers, and township clerks, within their respective municipality or township;

(5)    Sheriffs and deputies if authorized by law to select commissioners or appraisers, or to impanel juries for the view or appraisement of property, or are directed as an official duty to have property appraised, or take the answer of garnishees;

(6)    Conservation officers for the purposes of taking a written statement pursuant to § 23A-2-1 for any offense of Title 41; and

(7)    Other officers in cases specifically provided by law.

Source: SDC 1939, § 48.0801; SL 1941, ch 210; SL 1979, ch 149, § 1; SL 1992, ch 60, § 2; SL 1993, ch 167; SL 1996, ch 145; SL 1998, ch 119, § 1; SL 2000, ch 92, § 2.


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