AN ACT

        ENTITLED, An Act to clarify the deliberative process exception to certain open records provisions.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That § 1-27-1.9 be amended to read as follows:
    1-27-1.9. No elected or appointed official or employee of the state or any political subdivision may be compelled to provide documents, records, or communications used for the purpose of the decisional or deliberative process relating to any decision arising from that person's official duties. Any document that is otherwise already public is not made confidential by reason of having been used in deliberations.
An Act to clarify the deliberative process exception to certain open records provisions.

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I certify that the attached Act originated in the

HOUSE as Bill No. 1115

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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. 1115
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,
ss.
Office of the Secretary of State

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

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Secretary of State

By _________________________
Asst. Secretary of State