FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year
2012 and to declare an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. The funds in section 5 of this Act are provided for the purpose of making a one-time payment to active, permanent employees hired before March 24, 2011, not including the
Governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer,
commissioner of school and public lands, or public utilities commissioners, for the purpose of
encouraging public service and for continued service in the state government workforce. This
payment will be made on March 30, 2012, and will be calculated as a percentage of the
employees' annualized salary effective as of March 23, 2012. This percentage shall be five
percent for an employee hired before March 24, 2009; three and four-tenths percent for an
employee hired March 24, 2009 to March 23, 2010, inclusive; and one and seven-tenths percent
for an employee hired March 24, 2010 to March 23, 2011, inclusive.
Section 2. For the purposes of this Act, annualized salary means an employee's hourly wage
times the number of hours in the fiscal year in which the payment is made times the percent of
time the employee is regularly scheduled to work, or the employee's annual salary times the
percent of time the employee is regularly scheduled to work. If a full-time employee's annual
salary is less than forty-six thousand dollars, the calculation shall be based on forty-six thousand
dollars times the percent of time the employee is regularly scheduled to work. If a full-time
employee's annual salary is more than one hundred fifty thousand dollars, the calculation shall
be based on one hundred fifty thousand dollars times the percent of time the employee is
regularly scheduled to work.
Section 3. Any payment pursuant to this Act is not to be considered as part of the employee's
base compensation or regular rate of pay, nor is the payment compensation for any past
performance or future action.
Section 4. The amount necessary to fund the one-time payment to employees may be
transferred to the appropriate budget units by the Bureau of Finance and Management. If there
is not enough funding to provide the required payments to the workforce in place at the time of
calculation, the bureau may reduce and prorate the amount of the one-time payments.
Section 5. That section 17 of chapter 23 of the 2011 Session Laws be amended to read as
BUREAU OF FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT
(17) delete "State Government Energy Program" and insert "Employee Compensation"
Personal Services, General Funds, delete "$0" and insert "$12,296,256"
Personal Services, Federal Funds, delete "$0" and insert "$5,692,174"
Personal Services, Other Funds, delete "$0" and insert "$13,210,064"
Operating Expenses, General Funds, delete "$0" and insert "$193,023"
Adjust all totals accordingly.
Section 6. The commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management shall approve
vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
Section 7. Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its
existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in
full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.