CHAPTER 192

(SB 73)

Rural fire protection districts may contract with
other nonprofit corporations.


         ENTITLED, An Act to  revise the power of rural fire protection districts to contract with certain entities.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

     Section  1.  That § 34-31A-18 be amended to read as follows:

     34-31A-18.   Any rural fire protection district may elect to enter into a contract with another rural fire protection district to consolidate or cooperate for mutual fire protection and prevention purposes, or may enter into a contract with any federal, state, or local government agency for fire protection service or fire protection cooperation upon terms suitable to all concerned , and power . Power to make such contracts is hereby conferred upon such state or local government agency in addition to such powers as are otherwise provided by law. Any rural fire protection district may enter into a contract with any nonprofit corporation, organized under the laws of this state and whose sole purpose is fire protection, for fire protection service or fire protection cooperation upon terms suitable to all concerned. Any contract between a rural fire protection district and a nonprofit corporation that was entered into prior to the effective date of this Act, and which now complies with the provisions of this section is hereby declared to be valid and legal.

     Signed February 23, 2005
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