State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013
HOUSE BILL NO. 1009
Introduced by: Representative Gosch at the request of the Code Commission
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to correct an error in the recreational vehicle title statute.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 32-3-65 be amended to read as follows:
32-3-65. If any truck tractor is modified to become a motor home, the owner shall submit
an application to the Department of Revenue for a converted motor home title. To become a
motor home, the truck tractor shall be modified to include a vehicular-type unit built on the
tractor's chassis and designed primarily as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping,
vacation, or travel use. The unit shall be equipped with at least five of the following:
(1) Cooking facilities;
(2) A heating system or air conditioning system, or both, separate from the vehicle
engine or the vehicle engine electrical system;
(3) A self-contained toilet or a toilet connected to a plumbing system with connection
for external water disposal, or both;
(4) Portable water supply including plumbing and a sink with faucet either self-contained
or with connections for an external source, or both;
(5) Sleeping facilities;
(6) A refrigerator; or
(7) A one hundred ten or one hundred fifteen volt system separate from the vehicle
engine electrical system either with its own power supply or with a connection for an
external source, or both, or a liquefied petroleum system and supply.
The systems provided in subdivisions (2), (3),
(4), and (7) and (4) shall be permanently
installed and meet American National Standards Institute and National Fire Protection
Association standards in effect on the date of manufacture.
The application shall include a picture of the vehicle and an affidavit signed by the truck
tractor owner stating that the vehicle will not be used for private business use and that the
vehicle meets the requirements of this section. The department shall provide the form for the
affidavit. If the department is satisfied that the conditions of this section are met, the department
shall issue a converted motor home title.