21.627.18 96th Legislative Session 685

2021 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1199

ENROLLED

An Act

ENTITLED 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--Budget.

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.

An Act to establish the Office of Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons.

I certify that the attached Act originated in the:

House as Bill No. 1199

Chief Clerk

Speaker of the House

Attest:

Chief Clerk

President of the Senate

Attest:

Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1199

File No. ____

Chapter No. ______

Received at this Executive Office

this _____ day of _____________,

2021 at ____________M.

By

for the Governor

The attached Act is hereby

approved this ________ day of

______________, A.D., 2021

Governor

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,

ss.

Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________, 2021

at _________ o'clock __M.

Secretary of State

By

Asst. Secretary of State