Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 40-32-10

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Secretary: the secretary of agriculture. See South Dakota Codified Laws 40-32-2
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
The secretary shall, upon evidence of violations of the provisions of this chapter and chapters 39-6, 39-7, and 39-8, and any rules promulgated pursuant to those chapters, revoke or suspend any dairy products plant license. However, no license may be revoked except on twenty days’ notice to the licensee or the licensee’s agent or manager. Any notice shall be served as summons is served in civil actions, specify the substance of the complaint and the time and place at which evidence will be heard in support of the complaint, and that an opportunity will be offered to the licensee complained about to submit evidence and proof in defense of any charge.