Chapter 21

(House Bill 1076)

An Act to permit certain municipalities to elect aldermen at large.

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

Section 1. That chapter 9-8 be amended with a NEW SECTION:

Notwithstanding § 9-8-4, the voters of any second or third class municipality may, by majority vote, choose to elect aldermen to the common council at large using the process provided in § 9-11-6. The voters may revert to electing aldermen by ward in the same manner provided in this section, subject to the waiting period in § 9-11-8.

Signed February 14, 2022

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

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.