State Ethics Commission, 1975 - 1979
Scope and Contents
From the Record Group: This record group contains records created and/or maintained by the South Dakota Secretary of State and includes accounting ledgers; county organization records; corporation annual reports; domestic and foreign incorporation records; trademark registration applications and certificates; notary public applications, oaths, and bonds; lobbyist registers; election returns; political party records; executive appointments, orders, and proclamations; and state board and commission meeting minutes and correspondence.
- 1975 - 1979
The nine-member South Dakota Ethics Commission was created by the South Dakota State Legislature (SDCL 12-25A) in 1975 and operated under the department of the Secretary of State. The Office of the Secretary of State served as the depository for all commission materials per SDCL 12-25A-8. The stated goals of the commission were 1) educating candidates and the public on procedures for financial reporting and fair campaign practices; 2) prescribing and improving reporting forms, instruction manuals, rules, and a code of ethics; 3) conducting annual audits of financial statements as prescribed by SDCL 12-25-13.2; 4) investigating campaign practices, potential violations, and sworn complaints; and 5) recommending legislative changes and reporting annually on activities. The state law establishing the commission was repealed during the 1979 legislative session (SL 1979, ch 108, § 9). The majority of complaints brought before the commission between 1976 and 1979 were dismissed.
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Language of Materials
From the Record Group: English