ENTITLED An Act to revise provisions related to counseling for domestic abuse defendants.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That § 25-10-5.1 be AMENDED:
25-10-5.1. If a court places a defendant on probation upon receiving a verdict or plea of guilty for a crime involving domestic abuse, the court shall order that a condition of the defendant's probation is that the defendant attend domestic abuse counseling. Failure to attend domestic abuse counseling is a violation of the defendant's probation. Domestic abuse counseling includes issues of power and control, accountability, emotional regulation, or cognitive work addressing errors in thinking. The court may recommend individual or group counseling meeting the requirements of domestic abuse counseling, where available.
An Act to revise provisions related to counseling for domestic abuse defendants.
I certify that the attached Act originated in the:
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________,
2022 at ____________M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________, A.D., 2022
Filed ____________, 2022
at _________ o'clock __M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State