State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012  

736T0310   SENATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENGROSSED    NO.  HB 1186 -  2/24/2012  

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 12-1 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
    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 misdemeanor.
    Section 2. That chapter 12-1 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
    The provisions of section 1 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 immediate supervision of, another person and where the circumstances preclude any contact with children.
    Section 3. That chapter 12-1 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:

    The provisions of section 1 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.
    Section 4. That chapter 22-24B be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
    No registered sex offender is eligible to circulate certain nominating petitions pursuant to sections 1 to 3, inclusive, of this Act.