27B-2-21General functions of department.

The Department of Human Services may receive, acquire, have charge of, and operate all properties for the purposes authorized by statute. 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 them for statutory purposes. However, the department 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 2000, ch 131, § 8; SL 2024, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 24-1), §§ 13, 34, eff. Apr. 8, 2024.