State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013
This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be consistent
with the original intention of the sponsor.
ENGROSSED NO. SB 216 - 02/26/2013
Introduced by: The Committee on Transportation at the request of the Task Force on Teen
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to establish a state-wide driver education program and
make an appropriation therefor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That chapter 32-12 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
There is hereby established within the Department of Public Safety a statewide standardized
driver education program. The department shall design driver education programs, curriculum
models of instruction, standardized testing methodology for students, standard training
programs, and licensing and continuing education criteria for instructors. The South Dakota
Board of Education may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 regarding the driver
education curriculum and licensing of instructors. The secretary of the Department of Public
Safety may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to establish procedures for implementing
the driver education program.
Section 2. That chapter 32-12 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
The position of driver education coordinator is created within the Department of Public
Safety. The coordinator shall be responsible for establishing and continuing the driver education
program as set forth in section 1 of this Act.
Section 3. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of fifty thousand
dollars ($50,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Department of Public Safety
to be used for the driver education program as set forth in section 1 of this Act.
Section 4. The secretary of public safety shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall
draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
Section 5. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by
June 30, 2014, shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.