21.727.12 96th Legislative Session 555

2021 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1254


An Act

ENTITLED An Act to prohibit preferential treatment in higher education employment practices.

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

Section 1. That § 13-49-14 be AMENDED.

13-49-14. Employment of officers, instructors and employees--Compensation and terms of employment--Disparate treatment on certain grounds prohibited.

The Board of Regents may employ and dismiss all officers, instructors, and employees of such institutions, necessary to the proper management thereof, to determine their number, qualifications, and duties, fix the term of their employment, and rate and manner of their compensation, provide for sabbatical leave on part pay, and provide for a retirement program.

No person may be employed or dismissed, or accorded preferential, adverse, or unequal treatment with respect to any application, hiring, training, apprenticeship, tenure, promotion, upgrading, compensation, layoff, or any term or condition of employment, by reason of the person's:

(1) Ideological, political, or sectarian opinions or perspectives; or

(2) Race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, or national origin.

An Act to prohibit preferential treatment in higher education employment practices.

I certify that the attached Act originated in the:

House as Bill No. 1254

Chief Clerk

Speaker of the House


Chief Clerk

President of the Senate


Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1254

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