Fry bread was made the official state bread of South Dakota when Governor Mike Rounds signed House Bill No. 1205 on February 25, 2005.
The following information was excerpted from the South Dakota Codified Laws, title 1, chapter 1-6, section 1-6-16.9.
TITLE 1 STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER 1-6 STATE EMBLEMS
1-6-16.9. State bread. Fry bread is hereby designated as the official state bread of South Dakota.
Source: SL 2005, ch 6, § 1.
State of South Dakota. South Dakota Codified Laws. Pierre: State of South Dakota, 2011. Web. 20 Jun 2011. <http://legis.state.sd.us/statutes/TitleList.aspx>.
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