ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain provisions concerning lobbyists.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 2-12-4 be amended to read as follows:
2-12-4. Each lobbyist or employer shall file with the secretary of state, within ten days after the
date of registration, a written or electronic authorization for a person to act as a lobbyist for an
employer. The format for the authorization shall be prescribed by the secretary of state.
Section 2. That § 2-12-11 be amended to read as follows:
2-12-11. On or before July first of each year, each registered lobbyist and each employer of a
registered lobbyist whose name appears in the directory in that year shall submit to the secretary of
state a complete and detailed report of all costs incurred for the purpose of influencing legislation.
The report shall be submitted in writing or electronically in a format prescribed by the secretary of
state. However, the personal expenses of the lobbyist spent upon the lobbyist's own meals, travel,
lodging, phone calls or other necessary personal needs while in attendance at the legislative session
need not be reported. The completed reports shall be open to public inspection. The terms, costs, and
expenses, as used in this section do not mean the compensation paid by the employer to the lobbyist.
Any lobbyist expense report filed pursuant to this section is exempt from the ten dollar filing fee
prescribed in subdivision 1-8-10(2).
If a person has been authorized to act as a lobbyist on behalf of an employer pursuant to § 2-12-4,
but the lobbyist does not conduct any lobbying activities pursuant to § 2-12-1 nor acts in any manner
as a lobbyist in connection with representing that employer, a report is not required to be filed under
The secretary of state may impose an administrative penalty for the failure to timely file the
report required by this section. The secretary of state may impose a penalty on a registered lobbyist
or employer of a registered lobbyist for each report not timely filed not to exceed a total of one
hundred dollars per report not timely filed. Any administrative penalty collected pursuant to this
section shall be deposited in the general fund.
An Act to revise certain provisions concerning lobbyists.
I certify that the attached Act
originated in the
HOUSE as Bill No. 1196
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
House Bill No. 1196
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State