Confiscated weapons may be sold.
ENTITLED, An Act to
revise certain provisions relating to the disposition of confiscated weapons
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended to read as follows:
Any controlled weapon or firearm used in violation of chapter 22-14 shall be
disposed of as follows:
If it is stolen, it shall be returned to the lawful owner upon proof of ownership; or
If it is illegal, it shall be destroyed pursuant to law; or
If it is neither stolen nor illegal, it shall be delivered to the arresting agency or, at the
direction of the attorney general, to the South Dakota Forensic Laboratory for scientific
examination purposes, for lawful use or disposal.
In the case of a disposition pursuant to subdivision (3), the arresting agency
may use, trade-in,
, or sell, as provided in
5-23-32, 5-24-9.2 or 6-13-6,
controlled weapon or firearm.
be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
Any moneys derived by the South Dakota Forensic Laboratory from the sale of weapons or
firearms pursuant to section 1 of this Act shall be deposited in the law enforcement officers
Signed February 22, 2006