22.725.10 97th Legislative Session 834

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1308


An Act

ENTITLED An Act to provide for the payment of signing bonuses to school district staff members.

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

Section 1. That § 13-43-61 be AMENDED:

13-43-61. A school district may offer and, upon the signing of a contract by both parties, pay a signing bonus, moving expenses, or tuition reimbursement to a staff member employed in the school district.

Section 2. That § 13-43-62 be AMENDED:

13-43-62. A payment authorized in § 13-43-61 may be paid:

(1) In one lump sum, upon completion of the staff member's first year of employment in the school district; or

(2) In installments, over a period not to exceed three years from the date the staff member signed a contract of employment with the school district, and upon the terms and conditions mutually agreed upon by the school district and the staff member.

Section 3. That § 13-43-63 be AMENDED:

13-43-63. A payment authorized in § 13-43-61 is in addition to any amount payable under a negotiated contract. A school district may negotiate a payment authorized in § 13-43-61 with the staff member's designated collective bargaining representative.

An Act to provide for the payment of signing bonuses to school district staff members.

I certify that the attached Act originated in the:

House as Bill No. 1308

Chief Clerk

Speaker of the House


Chief Clerk

President of the Senate


Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1308

File No. ____

Chapter No. ______

Received at this Executive Office

this _____ day of _____________,

2022 at ____________M.


for the Governor

The attached Act is hereby

approved this ________ day of

______________, A.D., 2022




Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________, 2022

at _________ o'clock __M.

Secretary of State


Asst. Secretary of State