22.831.11 97th Legislative Session 325

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1238


This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be

consistent with the original intention of the sponsor.

Introduced by: Representative Karr

An Act to create a task force on jail planning, to make an appropriation of general contingency funds therefor, and to declare an emergency.

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

Section 1. The Legislature shall assemble a jail planning task force consisting of eleven members to examine administrative efficiencies, cost effectiveness, utilization, and need for jails across the State. The membership of the task force shall include three members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker, three members of the Senate appointed by the president pro tempore, three sheriffs, and two state's attorneys appointed by the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council. The sheriff and state's attorney task force members must be from different counties and have small and large county representation. All expenses incurred in carrying out the work of the task force shall be paid out of funds appropriated to the Legislature.

Section 2. The findings of the task force shall be provided to the Governor and to the Legislature no later than November 15, 2023.

Section 3. There is hereby appropriated the sum of $50,000,000 in general funds to the Bureau of Finance and Management for purposes of providing contingency funds to be made available in accordance with the provisions in §§ 4-8A-9, 4-8A-10, and 4-8A-11. The contingency funds must be used to implement the recommendations of the jail planning task force created in section 1 of this Act.

Section 4. The commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.

Section 5. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by June 30, 2027, shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.

Section 6. Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

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