21.627.17 96th Legislative Session 685
Introduced by: Representative Pourier
An Act to establish the Office of Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That a NEW SECTION be added:
23A-28C-16. Office of liaison for missing and murdered indigenous person established--Duties of Office of the Attorney General--Promulgation of rules.
The Office of the Attorney General shall establish the Office of Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) to assist with and provide training for locating missing or murdered indigenous persons. The Office of the Attorney General shall staff the MMIP with a full-time missing person specialist, pursue federal funding for the MMIP, provide guidance to the MMIP, and coordinate the functions of the MMIP with the United States Attorney's Office, the United States Department of Justice, state law enforcement agencies, and tribal law enforcement agencies. All agencies within the state shall cooperate with the Office of the Attorney General in order to establish the MMIP, undergo any required training, and report to the MMIP as required. This office shall be budgeted through the normal budget process.
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