Chapter 77

(Senate Bill 119)

An Act to prohibit sexual contact between prison employees and prisoners.

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

Section 1. That § 24-1-26.1 be AMENDED:

24-1-26.1. Any person, employed by the state, or employed within any state prison or other detention facility, who knowingly engages in an act of sexual penetration, as defined in § 22-22-2, or sexual contact, as defined in § 22-22-7.1, with another person who is in detention and under the custodial, supervisory, or disciplinary authority of the person so engaging, is guilty of a Class 6 felony.

Signed March 15, 2022

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

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