In the Matter of the Amendment of SDCL 15-6-5(h).
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION
OF A NEW RULE TO BE RULE 03-20
DESIGNATED AT SDCL 15-6-5(h)
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A hearing having been held on August 28, 2003, at Pierre, South Dakota, relating to the
adoption of a new rule to be designated at SDCL 15-6-5(h) and the Court having considered the
proposed adoption, the correspondence and oral presentations relating thereto, if any, and being
fully advised in the premises, now, therefore, it is
ORDERED that SDCL 15-6-5(h) be and it is hereby adopted to read in its entirety as
Civil case filing statements.
Whenever a party or an attorney representing a party
commences a civil action or files an answer or first responsive pleading in a civil action, the party
or attorney representing the party shall file a completed civil case filing statement containing
identifying information available to that party or attorney regarding all parties, including the
adverse party, with the clerk of the court. A statement must also be filed whenever a new party is
added to the action. The statement shall be available from the clerk or online at the Unified Judicial
System's website. The identifying information for the filing party must be submitted on the filing
statement. If the party or attorney representing a party is unable to provide the required information
for the filing party, he or she may seek a waiver from the judge assigned to the action. After the
information is recorded in the Unified Judicial System docketing system, the filing statement may
be destroyed or kept by the clerk of the court in a nonpublic file for internal record management
use by the Unified Judicial System. Access to the filed statement will only be available to court
personnel or by court order.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this rule shall become effective January 1, 2004.
DATED at Pierre, South Dakota, this 29th day of September 2003.