<html> <head> <title>Rule 12:03:01:21 Hearing on sufficiency of petition for dissolution -- Burden of proof -- Decision by commission.</title> <META NAME="Keywords" Content="Administrative Rules 12:03:01:21"> <META NAME="Description" Content="Administrative Rules 12:03:01:21 Hearing on sufficiency of petition for dissolution -- Burden of proof -- Decision by commission."> <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>12:03:01:21.&nbsp;&nbsp;Hearing on sufficiency of petition for dissolution -- Burden of proof -- Decision by commission.</b> Upon receipt of a petition for dissolution of a conservation district, as provided in SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=38-8-90">38-8-90</A>, the commission, if it is not satisfied with the sufficiency of and correctness of the petition, the sufficiency of the signatures on the petition, the proper legal circulation of the petition, or the truthfulness of the statements contained in the petition, shall assign a time and place for hearing and investigation into such matters. The commission shall give notice of the time and place of the hearing to the persons signing and circulating the petition. Witnesses at the hearing may be examined orally by any member of the commission or any person appointed by the commission for that purpose. The signers and circulators of a petition must in all cases prove the sufficiency and legality of the signatures and their genuineness. The circulators of a petition must establish the authenticity of the circulation and attestation. After full investigation, the commission shall make a decision and order on a case-by-case basis.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Source:</b> SL 1975, ch 16, &nbsp;1; transferred from &nbsp;34:25:01:21, effective July 1, 1975; 12 SDR 128, 12 SDR 154, effective July 1, 1986; 21 SDR 90, effective November 14, 1994.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>General Authority:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=38-7-8">38-7-8.</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=38-8-90">38-8-90.</A></p> </div> </body> </html>