(Senate Bill 142)
An Act to modify the meeting place and notice requirements for county commission meetings.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That § 7-8-14 be AMENDED.
7-8-14. Meetings--County commission--Special sessions.
The board of county commissioners
shall meet and hold sessions,
as open meetings in accordance with chapter 1-25,
for the transaction of business at the courthouse or at
usual place of holding court any
other suitable location in the county on at least a quarterly basis
April, July, and October of each year ,
and may adjourn from time to time.
board may hold as many regular meetings throughout the year as
necessary to transact business. The
county auditor or the chair of the board of county commissioners may
call special sessions if the interests of the county demand it by
of the special session
by mailing a copy of the notice to each of the county commissioners
at their designated post office addresses. In addition to the notice
by mail, notice may be given telephonically or through electronic
communication to each county commissioner. In case of an emergency, a
special session may be called by giving one day's notice to each
commissioner by telephone. An emergency for the purpose of this
section is an unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances
that calls for immediate action or remedy
to each county commissioner and the public in accordance with §
Section 2. That § 7-8-16 be REPEALED.
7-8-16. Open meetings--Location and notice requirements--Joint county‑municipal planning sessions--Continuances.
Signed March 18, 2021
Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.
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