State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012  

367T0758   HOUSE JUDICIARY ENGROSSED    NO.  HB 1266 -  2/13/2012  

Introduced by:    Representatives Tulson, Gosch, Hubbel, Jensen, Magstadt, Moser, Rausch, Venner, and Wick and Senators Rhoden, Begalka, and Novstrup (Al)
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to reduce the period of time necessary to cure and validate certain adoption proceedings.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That § 25-6-21 be amended to read as follows:
    25-6-21. Except in any case involving fraud or any case controlled by the Indian Child Welfare Act, (25 U.S.C. §§ 1901 to 1963, inclusive), as amended to January 1, 2012, any proceeding for the adoption of a child commenced under chapter 25-6 shall be in all things legalized, cured, and validated two years one year after the proceeding is finalized. If any person has a claim or right arising from any adoption proceeding, that person must shall initiate any action to enforce such right or claim within two years one year of the date when the proceeding is finalized unless a two year statute of limitations is imposed by the Indian Child Welfare Act, (25 U.S.C. §§ 1901 to 1963, inclusive), as amended to January 1, 2012.


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