State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012
HOUSE BILL NO. 1148
Introduced by: Representatives Gibson, Blake, Fargen, Hawley, Kirschman, Kloucek,
Sigdestad, Street, and Wismer and Senators Frerichs, Buhl, and Sutton
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to prohibit political contributions by certain state employees
to gubernatorial candidates.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. No person, who is a full-time employee of any executive department, agency, or
subdivision, subject to the direct or indirect supervision and control of the Governor, may make
any contribution, as defined in subdivision 12-27-1(6), to any gubernatorial candidate or to any
political action committee organized primarily for the support of any gubernatorial candidate.
The provisions of this section apply regardless of the gubernatorial candidate's incumbency or
nonincumbency and regardless of the gubernatorial candidate's political affiliation.
Section 2. Any person who violates the provisions of section 1 of this Act is disqualified
from retaining employment as a full-time state employee in any department, agency, or
subdivision, subject to the direct or indirect supervision of the Governor, or from receiving
employment as a full-time state employee in any department, agency, or subdivision, subject to
the direct or indirect supervision of the Governor. This disqualification applies regardless of
whether the gubernatorial candidate elected was or was not the gubernatorial candidate that the
person supported in violation of section 1 of this Act.