1-36-35. Visitation Grant Advisory Group--Members--Terms. There is hereby created the Visitation Grant Advisory Group to allocate funds received by the Department of Public Safety through Part D of Title IV (U.S.C. 651-669). The advisory group shall be composed of three circuit court judges appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, two members in good standing of the South Dakota Bar Association with experience in the law of domestic relations, custody, and visitation appointed by the Governor, two at large members appointed by the Governor, and two legislators, one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives and one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate. The terms of the members of the first advisory group shall be:
(1) One-third selected for one-year terms;
(2) One-third selected for two-year terms; and
(3) One-third selected for three-year terms.
The term of each appointment to the advisory group is three years. No member may serve more than two consecutive three-year terms. The members may elect a chair from among the members. The advisory group shall be staffed by the Department of Public Safety.
Source: SL 2011, ch 12, § 1; SL 2018, ch 145, § 3.
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