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Convenes: Jan (2nd Tue)
Odd Years - 40 legislative days
Even Years - 35 legislative Days
During Session: 5 days exclude Sat, Sun & Holidays
After Session: 15 days after adj
Pocket Veto: No
South Dakota Statutes Art IV Sec 4
Regular Session - 90+ days after adj
AND July 1
Emergency Bills - Immediate
Special Session - 90 days after adj
South Dakota Constitution Art III Sec 22
South Dakota Statutes 2-14-16
PERMIT required for all nondomestic felines, canines, bears, weasel family, hyenas, aardwolves, nondomestic even-toed ungulates, tapirs, rhinos, Asian and African elephants, nonhuman primates, and any hybrids.
Furbearers: All fur-bearing animals raised in captivity for 2 generations or imported are considered domestic fur-bearing animals and are the property of the owner. Breeding fur-bearing animals is an agricultural pursuit, and possession is prohibited except for one raccoon, jackrabbit, skunk, red or gray fox, or coyote possessed as a pet per household. They may not be physically altered except descenting a skunk.
(South Dakota Codified Laws 40-35; South Dakota Admin. Rules 41:08:05)
Raccoon dogs and nondomestic pigs may only be kept under a temporary or zoo permit.
(South Dakota Admin Rules 12:68:18)
South Dakota does not issue state permits for wildlife rehabilitation.
There are rules regarding diseased nondomestic animals (South Dakota Codified Laws 40-13A).
Import/Exhibit: An Entry Permit is required for importation, and those exhibited at the state fair need a health certificate within 30 days prior to the event (South Dakota Admin Rules 12:02:10:04).