State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012
|813T0568||HOUSE BILL NO. 1235|
Introduced by: Representatives Hunhoff (Bernie), Abdallah, Blake, Brunner, Conzet, Cronin, Deelstra, Dennert, Dryden, Elliott, Fargen, Feickert, Feinstein, Gibson, Greenfield, Hansen (Jon), Hawley, Hickey, Hoffman, Iron Cloud III, Jones, Killer, Kirkeby, Kirschman, Kloucek, Kopp, Liss, Lucas, Lust, Magstadt, Miller, Moser, Munsterman, Novstrup (David), Olson (Betty), Perry, Rausch, Romkema, Rozum, Schaefer, Schrempp, Scott, Sigdestad, Sly, Solum, Street, Stricherz, Tornow, Tulson, Turbiville, Van Gerpen, Verchio, White, Wick, Willadsen, and Wismer and Senators Holien, Bradford, Brown, Buhl, Cutler, Frerichs, Fryslie, Gray, Hansen (Tom), Hundstad, Johnston, Juhnke, Kraus, Krebs, Lederman, Maher, Nelson (Tom), Novstrup (Al), Peters, Putnam, Rampelberg, Rave, Schlekeway, Sutton, and Tidemann
displayed in accordance with the provisions of this section and § 1-6-2 and used in accordance
with the provisions of §§ 1-6-3.1, 1-6-3.2, and 1-6-3.3.
Section 2. That § 1-6-4 be amended to read as follows:
1-6-4. The state flag or banner shall consist of a field of sky-blue one and two-thirds as long as it is wide. Centered on
such the field shall be the great seal of South Dakota made in
conformity with the terms of the Constitution, which shall be four-ninths the width of the flag
in diameter. The seal shall be on a white background with the seal outlined in dark blue or, in
the alternative, shall be on a sky-blue background with the seal outlined in dark blue thereon.
Surrounding the seal in gold shall be a serrated sun whose extreme width shall be five-ninths
the width of the flag. The words "South Dakota" symmetrically arranged to conform to the circle
of the sun and seal shall appear in gold letters one-eighteenth the width of the field above the
sun and seal and the words "The Mount Rushmore State" in like-sized gold letters and in like
arrangement shall appear below the sun and seal. Flags designed of such material as may be
provident for outdoor use need have no fringe but flags for indoor and display usage shall have
a golden fringe one-eighteenth the width of the flag on the three sides other than the hoist a
reproduction of the artwork designed by artist Dick Termes of Spearfish featuring a red
medicine wheel surrounded by yellow geometric rays of sunshine over concentric blue and dark
blue circles on a sky blue background. The extreme width of the geometric rays of sunshine
shall be five-ninths the width of the flag. The artwork shall be the basis for all reproductions of
the official flag of the State of South Dakota.
Section 3. That § 1-6-5 be amended to read as follows:
1-6-5. All state flags made in conformity with state law prior to July 1,
1992 2012, shall
remain official state flags but the creation of a state flag from and after that date, other than in
conformity with § 1-6-4, is prohibited.