(House Bill 1272)
An Act to revise provisions related to counseling for domestic abuse defendants.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That § 25-10-5.1 be AMENDED:
If a court places
a defendant on probation upon receiving a verdict or plea of guilty
for a crime involving domestic abuse, the court shall order that a
condition of the defendant's probation is that
Failure to attend
is a violation of the defendant's probation.
Domestic abuse counseling includes issues of power and control,
accountability, emotional regulation, or cognitive work addressing
errors in thinking. The court may recommend individual or group
counseling meeting the requirements of domestic abuse counseling,
Signed March 18, 2022
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