Chapter 52

(House Bill 1079)

An Act to revise provisions regarding court transcript costs.

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

Section 1. That § 15-15-7 be AMENDED:

15-15-7. Unless ordered by the court to be supplied to an indigent or an indigent's counsel and paid out of the county treasury where court was held, a fee shall be charged to the person ordering a typewritten transcript by filing of an order for transcript on appeal of a proceeding taken by an officer of the court, which shall be certified to be a correct transcript of the reporter's notes of the evidence, at the rate of three dollars per page for the original. The fee for a copy, furnished on request, is forty cents per page, to be paid to the officer of the court who prepared the transcript.

Section 2. The amendment to § 15-15-7 provided in section 1 of this Act is subject to the Supreme Court's adoption of a new rule establishing the page rate cost for both an original and copy of the transcript, effective January 1, 2023.

Signed March 7, 2022

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

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.