(House Bill 1262)
An Act to regulate kratom for those under the age of twenty-one.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That a NEW SECTION be added:
34-20B-115. Kratom--Under age--Misdemeanor.
The following actions are unlawful:
(1) To knowingly sell or distribute kratom to a person under the age of twenty-one;
(2) The purchase or attempt to purchase, the receipt or attempt to receive, the possession, or the consumption of kratom by a person under the age of twenty-one; and
(3) To purchase kratom on behalf of, or to give kratom to, any person under the age of twenty-one, unless the purchaser is a parent or guardian of the person under the age of twenty-one.
Kratom, for the purposes of this section, is a substance that contains 7-hydroxymitragynine, Mitragynine, or Mitragynine pseudoindoxyl. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Signed March 3, 2021
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