Chapter 94

(Senate Bill 79)

An Act to make certain uses of laser pointers unlawful.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That a NEW SECTION be added:

22-18-41. Unlawful directing--Light--Laser pointer.

Anyone who intentionally directs light from a laser pointer at the body of a law enforcement officer is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. For purposes of this section, a laser pointer is a device that emits light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation that is visible to the human eye.

Signed March 25, 2021

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.