FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to provide for a study of the feasibility of establishing a
state-owned equine processing facility and to make an appropriation therefor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. The Governor's Office of Economic Development shall provide for the conduct
of a study of the feasibility of establishing and operating a state-owned equine processing
facility in South Dakota. The study shall address the socioeconomic impacts related to the
design, financing, construction, completion, equipping, operating, and maintaining of an equine
processing facility, including an equine slaughter facility, to be located in South Dakota.
Section 2. In providing for the study, the Governor's Office of Economic Development and
Tourism may contract with a private or public entity to conduct the study, in which case the
office shall use a request for proposals to identify and select the appropriate entity.
Section 3. The Governor's Office of Economic Development shall report the results of the
study to the Legislature not later than the convening of the 2013 Legislative Session.
Section 4. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of fifty thousand
dollars ($50,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Governor's Office of
Economic Development to provide for the study required in section 1 of this Act.
Section 5. The commissioner of the Governor's Office of Economic Development shall
approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by
Section 6. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by
June 30, 2013, shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.