AN ACT

        ENTITLED, An Act to provide for an affirmative defense of compulsion for the crime of prostitution.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That chapter 22-23 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
    It is an affirmative defense to a charge of prostitution under § 22-23-1 if the defendant proves by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant is a victim of human trafficking under chapter 22-49 or that the defendant committed the act only under compulsion by another person who, by implicit or explicit threat, created a reasonable apprehension in the mind of the defendant that if the defendant did not commit the act, the person would inflict bodily harm upon the defendant.
An Act to provide for an affirmative defense of compulsion for the crime of prostitution.

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I certify that the attached Act originated in the

SENATE as Bill No. 146

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Secretary of the Senate
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President of the Senate

Attest:

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Secretary of the Senate

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Speaker of the House

Attest:

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Chief Clerk

Senate Bill No. 146
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______  
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Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,

20____ at ____________ M.


By _________________________
for the Governor
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The attached Act is hereby approved this ________ day of ______________ , A.D., 20___

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Governor
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
ss.
Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.

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Secretary of State

By _________________________
Asst. Secretary of State