ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain record search fees charged by clerks of court.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 16-2-29.5 be amended to read as follows:
16-2-29.5. The clerk of court shall charge a records search fee in the amount of twenty dollars
for each record search conducted if the search is requested by a person who is not a party named in
the action for which the search is being requested. The clerk shall charge a fee of five dollars if the
requesting party certifies that the search is being requested in conjunction with a pending state or
federal cause of action. A separate fee shall be charged for each name, whether individual or
corporate, for which a search is requested. The clerk shall deposit the fee in accordance with § 16-2-43. The clerk may not charge a records search fee if the search is requested by an attorney of record
or any member of the attorney of record's law firm or staff.
Section 2. After June 30, 2017, notwithstanding § 16-2-29.5, the clerk of court shall charge a
records search fee in the amount of fifteen dollars for each record search conducted if the search is
requested by a person who is not a party named in the action for which the search is being requested.
Section 3. The provisions of this Act shall become effective January 1, 2013.
An Act to revise certain record search fees charged by clerks of court.
I certify that the attached Act
originated in the
HOUSE as Bill No. 1058
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
House Bill No. 1058
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