21.80.14 96th Legislative Session 459

2021 South Dakota Legislature

Senate Bill 79

Introduced by: Senator Duhamel

An Act to make certain uses of laser pointers unlawful.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That a NEW SECTION be added:

22-18-41. Unlawful directing--Light--Laser pointer.

If a person knowingly directs light from a laser pointer at a law enforcement officer without the consent of the officer, the person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. For purposes of this section, a laser pointer is a device that emits light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation that is visible to the human eye.

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.