21.299.11 96th Legislative Session 0

2021 South Dakota Legislature

Senate Bill 174


Introduced by: Senator Wheeler

An Act to revise provisions related to the automatic removal of certain charges or convictions from a defendant's public record.

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

Section 1. That § 23A-3-34 be AMENDED.

23A-3-34. Defendant's public record--Automatic removal of non-felony charges or convictions--Case record available to authorized personnel--Use as enhancement.

Any charge or conviction resulting from a case where a petty offense, municipal ordinance violation, or a Class 2 misdemeanor was the highest charged offense shall be automatically removed from a defendant's public record after ten five years if all court-ordered conditions on the case have been satisfied and the defendant has not been convicted of any further offenses within those five years. However, the case record will remain remains available to court personnel or as authorized by order of the court and may be used as an enhancement in the prosecution of subsequent offenses as provided by law.

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

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.