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Secretary of State Krebs Furthers Transparency Initiative





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
CONTACT: Kristin Gabriel at (605) 773-3537 or Kristin.Gabriel@state.sd.us

PIERRE, SD – Since taking office in 2015, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs has been committed to improving records transparency and management. The office has converted 5.2 million microfilm and microfiche images into digital images, including corporation and Uniform Commercial Code filings, annual reports, proclamations, executive orders and executive appointments. The office also redacted personal identifying information from 4.7 million business images to make those records available to the public via the Business Services section of the Secretary of State’s website.

Secretary Krebs is pleased to announce nearly 7,500 Executive Proclamations from 1903 to 1983 are newly available to the public to search via the General Services section of the Secretary of State’s website.

Financial Interest Statements for Candidates and Elected Officials for statewide and legislative public office and campaign finance reports for those individuals are already available for public review through the Election Services section of the Secretary of State’s website.

Through Secretary Krebs’ Transparency Initiative, additional types of filings not previously available will soon be accessible online as the office continues to roll out this initiative. These filings include: Farm, Ranch and Home Registrations from 1975 to current, Newspaper Ownership Statements from 1999 to current, Administrative Rules from 1992 to current, Bond Information Statements from 2003 to current, Executive Orders prior to 1995, and Executive Proclamations from 1984 to 2002.

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Links:
Business Filings: https://sosenterprise.sd.gov/businessservices/
Executive Proclamations: https://sdsos.gov/general-information/executive-actions/gubernatorial-proclamations/search/
Financial Interest Statements: https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/financial-interest-statements/search.aspx
Campaign Finance Reports: https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/campaign-finance/Search.aspx