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     36-6A-17.   Enforcement of chapter. The board may use its own staff or employ or contract with agents or investigators to assist in the enforcement of this chapter or any rule promulgated thereunder. If it appears to the board that a person is violating any provision or rule of this chapter, the board may, in its own name or in the name of the state, in the circuit court in any county in which jurisdiction is proper, bring an action to enjoin the act, practice, or violation and to enforce compliance with this chapter or any rule promulgated thereunder as an alternative to criminal proceedings, and the commencement of one proceeding by the board constitutes an election. Such proceedings shall be prosecuted by the attorney general's office or person designated by the attorney general and retained by the board as provided in § 36-6A-18.

Source: SDC 1939, § 27.0616; SL 1971, ch 213, § 11; SL 1981, ch 275, § 9; SL 1992, ch 269, § 17; SL 2015, ch 199, § 15.

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