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4 SDR 26, effective October 27, 1977; transferred from </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Rules?Rule=05:02:07:02"><span class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0-000004">5:02:07:02</span></a><span class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0">, 6 SDR 25, effective September 24, 1979; 10 SDR 27, effective September 26, 1983; 25 SDR 8, effective August 3, 1998; 35 SDR 306, effective July 1, 2009</span><span class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0">; 49 SDR 47, effective November 21, 2022</span><span class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7P0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0"></span><span class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0-000001">General Authority:</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0"> SDCL </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=12-1-9"><span class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0-000004">12-1-9</span></a><span class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0">(2).</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7P0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0"></span><span class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0-000001">Law Implemented:</span><span xml:space="preserve" class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0"> SDCL </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=12-1-9"><span class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0-000004">12-1-9</span></a><span xml:space="preserve" class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0">, </span><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes?Statute=12-16-30"><span class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0-000004">12-16-30</span></a><span class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7C0">.</span></p><p dir="ltr" class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7P0"><span xml:space="preserve" class="s22d4b7fb-e578-46e3-831b-853b07265eb7000002"> </span></p></div></body></html>