15-6-30(E) Submission to witness--Changes--Signing.
Submission to witness--Changes--Signing.
When the testimony is fully
transcribed the deposition shall be submitted to the witness for examination and shall be read to or
by him, unless such examination and reading are waived by the witness and by the parties. Any
changes in form or substance which the witness desires to make shall be entered upon the deposition
by the officer with a statement of the reasons given by the witness for making them. The deposition
shall then be signed by the witness, unless the parties by stipulation waive the signing or the witness
is ill or cannot be found or refuses to sign. If the deposition is not signed by the witness within
fifteen days of its submission to him, the officer shall sign it and state on the record the fact of the
waiver or of the illness or absence of the witness or the fact of the refusal to sign together with the
reason, if any, given therefor, and the deposition may then be used as fully as though signed unless
on a motion to suppress under subdivision 15-6-32(d)(4) the court holds that the reasons given for
the refusal to sign require rejection of the deposition in whole or in part.
Source: SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 36.0518; SD RCP, Rule 30 (e), as adopted by Sup. Ct. Order
March 29, 1966, effective July 1, 1966; Supreme Court Rule 76-3, § 4.