Chapter 41

(Senate Bill 138)

An Act to provide flexibility for certain municipal budget provisions.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That a NEW SECTION be added:

9-21-34. Municipal appropriation--Deadlines.

A municipality may move the deadline for introducing the annual appropriation or budget, contained in § 9-21-2 and subdivision 9-10-15(5), as applicable, to as late as the first regular meeting of the governing board in November. Each municipality that opts to move the deadlines shall, by ordinance, establish budget hearing and publication deadlines pursuant to § 9-19-7.

Section 2. That a NEW SECTION be added:

9-21-34.1. Municipal appropriation--Moved deadline--Certification.

If a municipality opts to move the budget deadlines, the provisions of § 9-21-20 do not apply. On or before October first, after notice and hearing on the requested levies, the municipal finance officer shall certify the tax levies to the county auditor in the county that the municipality is situated in the following form:

For general purposes..........

For interest and debt service fund..........

Signed March 18, 2021

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.