Chapter 141

(Senate Bill 156)

An Act to revise certain provisions regarding census estimates for the purposes of off-sale and on-sale liquor licenses.

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

Section 1. That § 35-4-11 be AMENDED:

35-4-11. If not fixed by ordinance, the governing body of any municipality may, before the second of September in each year, by resolution, determine the number of on-sale and off-sale licenses that the body will approve for the ensuing calendar year, and the fees to be charged for the various classifications of licenses. The number of on-sale licenses issued pursuant to subdivision 35-4-2(4) may not exceed three each for the first one thousand of population or fraction thereof and may not exceed one each for each additional one thousand five hundred of population or fraction thereof. The number of licenses allowable may not be less than the total number of licenses allowable or issued as of July 1, 1981, and that have never been revoked or not reissued. The municipal governing body shall also establish the fee for on-sale licenses pursuant to subdivisions 35-4-2(4) and (13). The fee applies to all such the on-sale licenses issued in the ensuing calendar year.

For the purposes of this section, population is equal to ninety percent of the population estimates published by the United States Census Bureau for each even-numbered year, except for the decennial year. For a decennial year, population is equal to the amount determined by the decennial federal census. No license issued pursuant to this section which that exceeds the number of licenses that would have been issued upon the decennial federal census may be denied or revoked solely by reason that the license issued exceeds the number of licenses authorized by the decennial federal census.

Section 2. That § 35-4-10 be AMENDED:

35-4-10. No more than two off-sale licenses issued pursuant to subdivisions 35-4-2(3) and (5) may be issued under this chapter to operate in a municipality of one thousand or less and not exceeding one license for every additional fifteen hundred of population or fraction thereof. The number of off-sale licenses may not be less than the total number of licenses allowable as of July 1, 1981, and that have never been revoked or not reissued.

For the purposes of this section, population is equal to the population estimates published by the United States Census Bureau for each even-numbered year, except for the decennial year. For a decennial year, population is equal to the amount determined by the decennial federal census. No license issued pursuant to this section that exceeds the number of licenses that would have been issued upon the decennial federal census may be denied or revoked solely by reason that the license issued exceeds the number of licenses authorized by the decennial federal census.

Signed March 16, 2022

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

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.