FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to prohibit certain corporate contributions to political
causes or candidates without shareholder approval.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. No South Dakota business corporation, chartered pursuant to the provisions of
chapter 47-1A, may contribute money, credit, labor, equipment, merchandise, or any other
corporate asset of value to any political cause or candidate unless such contribution is
specifically authorized by majority vote of the stockholders.
Section 2. Any chief executive officer, president, treasurer, member of the board of
directors, or other responsible officer who makes, authorizes, or pays out any corporate asset
of value in violation of section 1 of this Act is jointly and severally liable to the corporation and
the stockholders for the entire value of the assets contributed.
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