CHAPTER 272

(SCR 05-11)

In the Matter of the Adoption of a New Rule
to be Designated at SDCL 16-2-29.6


IN THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION
OF A NEW RULE TO BE DESIGNATED
AT SDCL 16-2-29.6 RULE 05-11
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    A hearing was held on September 1, 2005, at Pierre, South Dakota, relating to the adoption of a new rule to be designated at SDCL 16-2-29.6, relating to electronic searches and the Court having considered the proposed new rule, the correspondence and oral presentations relating thereto, if any, and being fully advised in the premises, now, therefore, it is

    ORDERED that a new rule be adopted and designated to read in its entirety at SDCL 16-2- 29.6 as follows:

     16-2-29.6.   Electronic searches of money judgments. Electronic searches of the statewide civil money judgment database may be performed by a web-based search for a fee of four dollars for name or date searches and one dollar for judgment docket information. The same information is available on an unlimited basis by bulk users for two thousand five hundred dollars per year or two hundred fifty dollars per month with advance payment. This information will include new civil money judgments and updated judgment information. An initial purchase of twenty years of historical statewide civil money judgment data, which includes all active judgment information to the date of the request, and all inactive judgment information from April 19, 2004 to the date of the request, is available for three thousand dollars by contacting the state court administrator's office. The fees will be deposited in accordance with § 16-2-43.

    This rule is effective March 31, 2006. Prior to its effective date, the State Court Administrator's Office is authorized to conduct a pilot program of electronic searches of civil money judgments.

    DATED at Pierre, South Dakota, this 19th day of October 2005.

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