22.534.10 97th Legislative Session 259

2022 South Dakota Legislature

Senate Bill 77

Introduced by: Senator Duhamel

An Act to enhance the penalty on registered sex offenders who commit sexual contact without consent from a person capable of consenting.

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

Section 1. That § 22-22-7.4 be AMENDED:

22-22-7.4. No person fifteen years of age or older may knowingly engage in sexual contact with another person other than his or her spouse who, although capable of consenting, has not consented to such contact. A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor. A violation of this section by a person registered as a sex offender pursuant to chapter 22-24B at the time of the offense is a Class 6 felony.

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