AN ACT

        ENTITLED, An Act to allow electronic submission and record keeping of placed in service reports.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That § 37-21A-1 be amended to read as follows:
    37-21A-1. Terms as used in this chapter mean:
            (1)    "Division," the secretary of the Department of Public Safety;
            (2)    "Placed in service report," a report submitted to the Office of Weights and Measures by a registered service agent or agency, certifying that the subject device meets the applicable state requirements and is legal for trade;
            (3)    "Registered service agency," any agency, firm, company, or corporation which, for hire, award, commission, or any other payment of any kind, installs, services, repairs, or reconditions a weighing or measuring device, and which voluntarily registers itself as such with the secretary. Under agency registration, identification of individual servicemen shall not be required;
            (4)    "Registered service agent," any individual who for hire, award, commission, or any other payment of any kind, installs, services, repairs, or reconditions a weighing or measuring device, and who voluntarily registers as such with the secretary.
    Section 2. That § 37-21A-6 be amended to read as follows:
    37-21A-6. The director shall furnish each registered service agent and registered service agency with a supply of report forms in hard copy or electronic form to be known as a placed in service report, which may be submitted as follows:
            (1)    To submit a form in hard copy, the form shall be executed in triplicate, shall include the assigned registration number, and shall be signed by a registered service agent or by a service agent representing a registered agency for each rejected or inoperative device

restored to service and for each newly installed device placed in service. Within seven days after a device is restored to service, or placed in service, the original of the properly executed placed in service report, together with any official rejection tag removed from the device, shall be mailed to the Office of Weights and Measures. The duplicate copy of the report shall be handed to the owner or operator of the device, and the triplicate copy of the report shall be retained by the registered service agent or agency; or

            (2)    To submit a form electronically, the form shall include the assigned registration number, and shall be signed by a registered service agent or by a service agent representing a registered agency for each rejected or inoperative device restored to service and for each newly installed device placed in service. Within seven days after a device is restored to service, or placed in service, the original of the properly executed placed in service report, together with any official rejection tag removed from the device, shall be e-mailed to the Office of Weights and Measures. The placed in service report shall also be e-mailed to the owner or operator of the device, and a copy of the report shall be retained by the registered service agent or agency. An electronic copy of the placed in service report may be submitted to the director, kept for record purposes, and provided to the device owner or operator in lieu of hard copies only if the owner or operator agrees.
An Act to allow electronic submission and record keeping of placed in service reports.

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I certify that the attached Act originated in the

HOUSE as Bill No. 1035

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Chief Clerk
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Speaker of the House

Attest:

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Chief Clerk

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President of the Senate

Attest:

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Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1035
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______  
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Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,

20____ at ____________ M.


By _________________________
for the Governor
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The attached Act is hereby approved this ________ day of ______________ , A.D., 20___

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Governor
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
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Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.

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Secretary of State

By _________________________
Asst. Secretary of State