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37-20-2 Preservation and safeguarding of state standards--Record of standards--Use to test duplica...
     37-20-2.   Preservation and safeguarding of state standards--Record of standards--Use to test duplicate standards. The secretary shall take charge of the standards adopted by this chapter as the reference standards of the state and take necessary precautions for the safekeeping of the standards. The standards shall be kept in a fireproof building controlled by the state from which the standards may not be removed except for repairs or calibrations. The secretary shall maintain the state reference standards in good order. The secretary shall keep a complete record of the standards, balances, and other apparatus belonging to the state. The state reference standards may only be used for testing any duplicate standards that may be required in the enforcement of chapters 37-20 to 37-22, inclusive.

Source: SDC 1939, § 63.0201; SL 1982, ch 278, § 1; SL 1996, ch 320 (Ex. Ord. 96-1), §§ 19, 20; SL 2003, ch 272 (Ex. Ord. 03-1), § 23; SL 2006, ch 187, § 4; SL 2016, ch 183, § 16.

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