(Senate Bill 60)
An Act to revise the membership of the Law Enforcement Officers Standards Commission.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That § 23-3-28 be AMENDED.
23-3-28. Law Enforcement Officers Standards Commission--Appointment--Terms of members.
There is hereby created a Law
Enforcement Officers Standards Commission in the Office of the
Attorney General. This commission shall consist of
of whom shall be
appointed by the attorney general as follows: one person from the
Division of Highway Patrol; one person who is a duly elected,
qualified, and acting sheriff of this state; one person who is a duly
appointed, qualified, and acting member of a municipal police
department of this state; one member who is a certified tribal law
enforcement officer; one person who is a member of the State Bar of
South Dakota; one member recommended by the executive director of the
Board of Regents; one member recommended by the South Dakota
Municipal League; and
recommended by the South Dakota County Commissioners Association.
Two members of the commission shall be civilians appointed by the
after consultation with the attorney general. Civilians are defined
as a person who is not currently or ever has been a certified law
The attorney general on the first appointments shall appoint three members for terms of one year and four members for a term of two years; thereafter all appointments shall be for two years. The Governor shall appoint civilian members to terms of two years. An appointee is eligible to be reappointed.
Signed February 24, 2021
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