CHAPTER 111

(HB 1277)

Domestic abuse, arrest report information revised.

         ENTITLED, An Act  require the compiling and reporting of certain domestic abuse information.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

     Section  1.  That § 23A-3-21 be amended to read as follows:

     23A-3-21.   If any law enforcement officer who is responding to a domestic abuse call has probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed, the law enforcement officer shall arrest the person who is suspected of committing the crime and make a complete report of any action taken. The officer shall indicate on the arrest report and the fingerprint document if the arrest is for a crime against a family or household member as defined in §  25-10-1.

     Section  2.  That chapter 23A-2 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:

     Any summons, complaint, information, indictment, or arrest warrant shall indicate any charge that involves domestic abuse.

     Section  3.  The information required by this Act shall be compiled, maintained, and reported in accordance with chapter 23-6.

     Signed February 28, 2000.

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