State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012
HOUSE BILL NO. 1186
Introduced by: Representatives Jensen, Conzet, Dennert, Greenfield, Hickey, Hoffman,
Hubbel, Kirkeby, Kloucek, Kopp, Liss, Lucas, Miller, Olson (Betty), Sly,
Solum, Stricherz, Tulson, Venner, and Verchio and Senators Begalka,
Adelstein, Juhnke, Krebs, Lederman, Rampelberg, and Sutton
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to prohibit registered sex offenders from circulating
petitions and to provide a penalty for the violation thereof.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That chapter 22-24B be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
No registered sex offender may circulate any petition, either on the registered sex offender's
own behalf or on the behalf of, or in the employ of, another person in any place frequented by
the public or door to door on private property. A violation of this section is a Class 1
Section 2. That chapter 22-24B be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
The provisions of this Act do not apply, if the registered sex offender circulating or assisting
in circulating petitions under circumstances where the registered sex offender is in the employ
of, and under the supervision of, another person and where the circumstances preclude any
contact with children.
Section 3. That chapter 22-24B be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
The provisions of this Act do not apply, if the registered sex offender is circulating any
nominating petitions on his or her own behalf for election to any federal, state, or local office
for which the registered sex offender is otherwise qualified.