27A-3-6Acquisition and use of property by department--Legislative approval required for acquisition or transfer of real property.

The Department of Social Services may receive, acquire, have charge of, and operate all properties for the purposes authorized herein. The department may receive gifts and contributions from public and private sources and acquire other properties as an agency of the State of South Dakota and hold and use the same for purposes herein. However, it may not purchase, lease anything except office quarters as approved by the state commissioner of human resources and administration, sell, encumber, or alienate any real property without the specific consent and prior approval of the Legislature.

Source: SL 1966, ch 186, § 7 (11); SDCL § 27-3-13; SL 1973, ch 173, § 1; SL 1989, ch 21, § 59; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 163, eff. Apr. 12, 2011; SL 2024, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 24-1), §§ 13, 34, eff. Apr. 8, 2024.