2015 Keyword - Courts and Judiciary

HB 1061repeal an outdated and obsolete provision related to transferring cases from inferior courts to circuit courts. 
HB 1062revise certain provisions relating to jury selection. 
HB 1063revise the notice provisions for the name change of a minor child. 
HB 1103revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. 
HB 1109require the state to pay for the costs of prosecution and defense for certain persons charged with crimes while in state adult correctional facilities. 
HB 1110increase the number of judges in the Second and Seventh Judicial Circuits. 
HB 1160require a defendant to undergo a mental examination prior to any sentence imposed after a defendant is found guilty but mentally ill. 
HB 1173revise certain provisions regarding liability of parties involved in frivolous or malicious civil actions. 
HB 1220provide for the free exercise of religion and to declare an emergency. 
SB 37adopt the 2008 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, to repeal the 1996 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, and to revise certain provisions relating thereto. 
SB 73improve public safety regarding juvenile justice. 
SB 97revise the allowable penalties for a person admitted to drug court. 
SB 98revise the provisions related to the financial accountability system. 
SB 109establish a grant program for adult community residential services designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, to provide a report to the Legislature, to make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. 
SB 168establish a task force to study elder abuse in South Dakota. 
SB 178revise certain programs and authorize certain projects in the Unified Judicial System and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 179revise certain provisions relating to record search fees in the Unified Judicial System. 
SB 186revise the procedure for the execution of a warrant. 

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