(Senate Bill 122)
An Act to prohibit private funding of election costs except for gifts of a nominal and intrinsic value.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That § 12-1-11 be AMENDED:
otherwise provided by law, in any election in which all voters of a
county participate, the costs relating to the election shall be paid
by the county from funds appropriated therefor. In all other
shall be paid from funds appropriated by the governing
municipalities, school districts, and other political subdivisions
requiring an election for their own purposes. Costs relating to a
combined municipal and school board election may be shared under the
provisions of §§ 9-13-1.1
Neither the state nor any political subdivision may accept any funds,
grants, or gifts for election costs from any source other than the
governing body of a political subdivision, the state, or the federal
government, except for gifts of a nominal and intrinsic value as
defined by the State Board of Elections and given in compliance with
the provisions of § 12-18-3. The State Board of Elections shall
promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to prescribe the definition
of nominal and intrinsic value.
Signed March 16, 2022
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