CHAPTER 231

(SB 101)

Public Utilities Commission as separate agency.


         ENTITLED, An Act to  establish the Public Utilities Commission as a separate agency.

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

     Section  1.  That § 1-37-7 be repealed.

     Section  2.  That § 49-1-8.1 be amended to read as follows:

     49-1-8.1.   The Public Utilities Commission shall continue within the Department of Labor, is hereby continued as a separate department and budget unit and, except as provided by §§ 1-35-7 and 37-22-1, shall retain all its prescribed functions, including administrative functions. The commission shall submit such records, information and reports in the form and at such times as required by the secretary of labor, except that the commission shall report at least annually.

     Signed February 15, 2006
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