Chapter 16

(House Bill 1041)

An Act to facilitate legislative oversight of settlement agreements involving a state entity or official.

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

Section 1. That chapter 3-21 be amended with a NEW SECTION:

A nondisparagement or similar clause is void and unenforceable to prevent the communication or disclosure of facts to the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council or the Government Operations and Audit Committee as to any state government activities associated with any settlement agreement to which the state, an agency thereof, or officer or employee thereof in an official capacity pursuant to chapter 3-19, is a party.

Signed March 16, 2022

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

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.