No charge may be made for certified copies of birth, death, marriage, adoption, divorce, or guardianship or conservatorship papers, to a serviceman in or a veteran of any war or conflict in which the United States has been or hereafter will be engaged, or veteran as defined by §  33A-2-1 ; to the spouse, widow, widower, children, or other dependents of such serviceman or veteran; to the South Dakota Department of the Military or Department of Veterans Affairs or a similar agency in any other state; to county veterans’ service officers; to the representatives of the American Red Cross or of nationally chartered veterans’ organizations holding power of attorney for the applicant, when such record or records are required in support of any claim against any agency of the United States, or any agency or department of state government, and no charge may be made for the issuance of a certified copy of a birth record, limited to one, to a person under eighteen years of age who needs such certificate to participate in an organized sports program sponsored by a patriotic organization.

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 34-25-54

  • Children: includes children by birth and by adoption. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC

Source: SL 1931, ch 267, § 20; SL 1937, ch 261; SDC 1939, § 27.0220; SL 1943, ch 101; SL 1945, ch 103, § 4; SL 1953, ch 124, § 2; SL 1959, ch 29, § 2; SL 1968, ch 115; SL 1986, ch 27, § 35; SL 1993, ch 213, § 229; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1 ), §§ 18 to 21, eff. Apr. 12, 2011.