21.341.15 96th Legislative Session 400

2021 South Dakota Legislature

Senate Bill 53


An Act

ENTITLED An Act to revise certification and renewal fees for water supply and treatment system operators.

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

Section 1. That § 34A-3-11 be AMENDED.

34A-3-11. Duties of secretary.

The secretary shall:

(1) Hold at least one examination each year at the designated time and place for the purpose of examining candidates for certification;

(2) Advertise and promote the program of certification of water and wastewater works operators;

(3) Encourage other operators to become certified other than those required to do so by law;

(4) Distribute applications and notices;

(5) Receive and evaluate applications;

(6) Collect fees, not exceeding sixty dollars to cover reasonable costs of operator certification exams;

(7) Prepare, conduct, and grade examinations;

(8) Maintain records of operator qualifications and certification, and maintain a register of certified operators;

(9) Promote and schedule regular training schools and programs.

Section 2. That § 34A-3-18 be AMENDED.

34A-3-18. Certifications--Expiration--Renewal.

All certifications shall expire on the first day of February of each year, at which time all certifications shall have been renewed.

Section 3. That § 34A-3-19 be AMENDED.

34A-3-19. Certifications--Fees--Deposit and use of funds.

The secretary may charge each applicant a fee not to exceed sixty dollars which shall accompany the application. The fees shall be deposited in the state treasury to be credited to the Board of Certification fund, which shall be used to pay expenses, and to administer the provisions, of this chapter. Any surplus at the end of the fiscal year shall be retained by the board for future expenditures.

An Act to revise certification and renewal fees for water supply and treatment system operators.

I certify that the attached Act originated in the:

Senate as Bill No. 53

Secretary of the Senate

President of the Senate


Secretary of the Senate

Speaker of the House


Chief Clerk

Senate Bill No. 53

File No. ____

Chapter No. ______

Received at this Executive Office

this _____ day of _____________,

2021 at ____________M.


for the Governor

The attached Act is hereby

approved this ________ day of

______________, A.D., 2021




Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________, 2021

at _________ o'clock __M.

Secretary of State


Asst. Secretary of State