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     7-31-16.   Petition by political subdivision to sell county property--Direction of sale by county commissioners--Reclassification of class two land. Whenever a majority of the board of county commissioners deems it advisable, or whenever a written petition shall be presented to said board by the governing body of any municipal corporation, school board, board of education or township board, requesting the sale of any real property over which such petitioner has taxing power, the board of county commissioners shall direct that such real property be offered for sale in accordance with chapter 6-13. However, land classified as class two land shall not be offered for sale until after it has been reclassified as class one land by the board of county commissioners as provided in § 7-31-3.

Source: SL 1939, ch 25, § 4; SL 1941, ch 37; SDC Supp 1960, § 12.3404 (2); SL 1974, ch 68, § 8; SL 1989, ch 30, § 15.

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