<html> <head> <title>Rule 20:03:04:02 Finding of no probable cause.</title> <META NAME="Keywords" Content="Administrative Rules 20:03:04:02"> <META NAME="Description" Content="Administrative Rules 20:03:04:02 Finding of no probable cause."> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Office HTML Filter 2.0"> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 10"> <style> <!-- --> </style> </head> <body lang=EN-US> <div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>20:03:04:02.&nbsp;&nbsp;Finding of no probable cause.</b> If the investigating official, based upon the investigation, determines that there is not probable cause to support the allegations of a charge, the investigating official shall issue an order dismissing the charge, accompanied by a statement of the underlying facts supporting such a decision and serve both on the charging party and respondent. This finding shall be considered a final agency action for the purpose of appeal to the circuit court.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Source:</b> SL 1975, ch 16, &nbsp;1; 3 SDR 49, effective January 18, 1977; 5 SDR 27, effective October 17, 1978; 12 SDR 151, 12 SDR 155, effective July 1, 1986.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>General Authority:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=20-13-27">20-13-27.</A></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Law Implemented:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=20-13-32">20-13-32</A>, <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=20-13-43">20-13-43.</A></p> </div> </body> </html>