4-8-3Expenses in excess of appropriations prohibited--Misdemeanor.

No officer, board, or commission supported by state appropriation shall incur any expense in excess of the appropriation made for his or its maintenance and support by which a deficiency may be created in the funds appropriated for the maintenance of any department, board, institution, commission, or any other activity supported in whole or in part by state funds. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Source: SL 1909, ch 137, §§ 1, 2; SL 1918 (SS), ch 63; RC 1919, § 6891; SL 1923, ch 245; SDC 1939, § 55.2201; SL 1980, ch 24, § 57.