ENTITLED, An Act to
require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information
regarding fees and expiration dates.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
For the purposes of this Act, a gift certificate is a tangible record evidencing a
promise, made for consideration, by the seller or issuer of the record that goods or services will be
provided to the owner of the record to the value shown in the record and includes a gift card,
stored-value card, store card, or a similar record or card that contains a microprocessor chip,
magnetic stripe, or other means for the storage of information, and for which the value is decreased
upon each use.
Any gift certificate subject to a fee shall contain a statement clearly and conspicuously
printed on the gift certificate or on a separate form stating there is a fee, the amount of the fee, how
often the fee will occur, how the fee is triggered, and when the fee will be assessed. If the statement
is on the gift certificate, the statement shall appear on a location that is visible to a purchaser prior
to the purchase.
Any gift certificate subject to an expiration date shall contain a statement clearly and
conspicuously printed on the gift certificate stating the expiration date. The statement shall appear
on a location that is visible to a purchaser prior to the purchase.
An Act to require that certain gift certificates conspicuously disclose information regarding fees and
I certify that the attached
originated in the
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State