Chapter 54

(House Bill 1109)

An Act to revise a provision related to the review of the master jury list.

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

Section 1. That § 16-13-15 be AMENDED:

16-13-15. The clerk of courts and county auditor shall ascertain whether each of the persons on the master juror list has the qualifications of a juror as provided by § 16-13-10 from the information available from records of the county or other readily available sources, or has served as a juror within two years. A person has served as a juror if that person has been summoned and appeared for a trial. If, at any time, it appears that any person listed does not have the qualifications to serve as a juror or has served as a juror within two preceding years, the clerk of courts shall strike the name from the list and draw another in its place if necessary. The clerk of courts shall adjust the number to be drawn to allow for the elimination of the names of those disqualified.

The clerk of courts shall record with the list of jurors the reasons for disqualification of any person stricken from the master jury list.

Signed February 14, 2022

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

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.