State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013  

507U0180   SENATE BILL   NO.  79  

Introduced by:    Senators Maher, Brown, Kirkeby, Lederman, and Rhoden and Representatives Olson (Betty), Kaiser, Nelson, and Russell
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to deposit money in the permanent school fund based on certain acres of school and public lands open to public hunting.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That chapter 41-2 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
    Beginning in 2014 and each year thereafter, and except as provided in this section, for each acre of school and public lands that is shown on any hunting atlas, map, or other publication or document that is made available to the public by the Department of Game, Fish and Parks, or any other state agency, as open to public hunting during the calendar year, money shall be transferred from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks fund to the permanent school fund established pursuant to S.D. Const., Art. VIII, § 2. The amount of money transferred for each such acre shall be equal to the average amount paid per acre in each respective county during the previous calendar year to landowners under the walk-in area program and any other state program established for the purpose of providing free public hunting access on private lands and funded through the surcharge established in § 41-2-34.2. If the department chooses not to

transfer money from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks fund to the permanent school fund under the provisions of this section, the location of any school and public lands that are open to public hunting may not be shown or designated as open to public hunting on any such hunting atlas, map, publication, or document.