3-8-8Accrued compensation payable to spouse and children of deceased employee if estate exempt from creditors' claims.

It shall be lawful for the disbursing officers of the state or any of its political subdivisions to pay, or cause to be paid, any lawful claim for salaries, wages, compensation, fees, and expenses due from the state or any of its political subdivisions to any deceased employee thereof, to the spouse or minor children of such employee. Provided, that such claim for salaries, wages, compensation, fees, or expenses has accrued within sixty days prior to the death of such deceased employee. The provisions of this section shall apply only in cases where such deceased employee died possessed of no property, real or personal, except such as is exempt from claims of the creditors of such deceased employee.

Source: SL 1953, ch 491, §§ 1, 2; SDC Supp 1960, § 55.2919 (1), (2).