22.198.10 97th Legislative Session 438

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1067

Introduced by: Representative Kevin Jensen

An Act to require the waiver of animal adoption fees for veterans.

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

Section 1. That chapter 40-2 be amended with a NEW SECTION:

An animal control agency, as defined in § 40-2-8, and any humane society that has contracted with a county or municipality for purposes set forth in § 40-2-5, shall waive any fee charged in connection with the adoption of a dog or cat by a veteran, upon presentation of proof of military service and honorable discharge. Nothing in this section requires that fees be waived for an individual veteran more than once in a five-year period.

For purposes of this section, the term, fee, includes administrative fees, and charges for veterinary services and procedures, medications, food, insurance, and identification.

Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.