March 12, 2012
The Honorable Val Rausch
President of the Senate
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Dear Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:
I respectfully return House Bill 1058 and pursuant to Article IV, Section 4 of the South Dakota
Constitution, I exercise a LINE ITEM VETO on the same.
House Bill 1058 is entitled, "An Act to make an appropriation to the Unified Judicial System court
automation fund and revise certain record search fees charged by clerks of court".
This bill appropriates one dollar ($1) in Section 1 of the bill which is unnecessary.
Sections 1, 2, and 3 of the bill relate to the appropriation of one dollar ($1) to the Unified Judicial
System. Sections 4, 5, and 6 of House Bill 1058 amend SDCL 16-2-29.5 to change the records search
fee from fifteen dollars ($15) to the new fee of twenty dollars ($20). This new fee becomes effective
January 1, 2013 and will sunset June 30, 2017.
Because of this unnecessary one dollar ($1) appropriation in Section 1, I am exercising a line item
veto to strike the portion of the bill which relates to this appropriation. I specifically request that,
Sections 1, 2, and 3 of the bill be deleted.
This eliminates the one dollar ($1) appropriation and the other sections relating to this special
Finally, I strike the following phrase in the title "make an appropriation to the Unified Judicial
System court automation fund and." This changes the title of the bill so that the title relates only to
the fee increase.
I respectfully request that you concur with my LINE ITEM VETO of House Bill 1058.
Cc: The Honorable Jason Gant
The Honorable Mathew Michels