22.251.12 97th Legislative Session 229

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1041

ENROLLED

An Act

ENTITLED An Act to facilitate legislative oversight of settlement agreements involving a state entity or official.

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

Section 1. That chapter 3-21 be amended with a NEW SECTION:

A nondisparagement or similar clause is void and unenforceable to prevent the communication or disclosure of facts to the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council or the Government Operations and Audit Committee as to any state government activities associated with any settlement agreement to which the state, an agency thereof, or officer or employee thereof in an official capacity pursuant to chapter 3-19, is a party.

An Act to facilitate legislative oversight of settlement agreements involving a state entity or official.

I certify that the attached Act originated in the:

House as Bill No. 1041

Chief Clerk

Speaker of the House

Attest:

Chief Clerk

President of the Senate

Attest:

Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1041

File No. ____

Chapter No. ______

Received at this Executive Office

this _____ day of _____________,

2022 at ____________M.

By

for the Governor

The attached Act is hereby

approved this ________ day of

______________, A.D., 2022

Governor

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,

ss.

Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________, 2022

at _________ o'clock __M.

Secretary of State

By

Asst. Secretary of State