21.454.10 96th Legislative Session 459

2021 South Dakota Legislature

Senate Bill 168

Introduced by: Senator Bolin

An Act to revise the population requirement for appointment of coroners.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 7-7-1.4 be AMENDED.

7-7-1.4. Appointment--Coroner.

Notwithstanding the provisions of § 7-7-1.1, the board of county commissioners in any county with a population of seventy-five sixty thousand or more may, by resolution, appoint a coroner who shall serve at the pleasure of such board. However, no board of county commissioners may exercise the authority granted pursuant to this section unless:

(1) Not later than the April first preceding the election for coroner, the board, by resolution, adopts the appointment option; and

(2) The appointment of any appointed coroner may not take effect until the expiration of the term of office of any duly elected coroner.

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.