SOUTH DAKOTA RULES OF EVIDENCE
ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
19-19-103 Rulings on evidence.
19-19-104 Preliminary questions.
19-19-105 Limiting evidence that is not admissible against other parties or for other purposes.
19-19-106 Remainder of or related writings or recorded statements.
ARTICLE II. JUDICIAL NOTICE. 19-19-201
Judicial notice of adjudicative facts.
ARTICLE III. PRESUMPTIONS. 19-19-301
Presumptions in civil cases. 19-19-302
Presumptions in criminal cases.
ARTICLE IV. RELEVANCE AND ITS LIMITS. 19-19-401
Test for relevant evidence. 19-19-402
Relevant evidence generally admissible--Irrelevant evidence inadmissible. 19-19-403
Excluding relevant evidence for prejudice, confusion, waste of time, or other reasons. 19-19-404
Character evidence--Crimes or other acts. 19-19-405
Methods of proving character. 19-19-406
Habit--Routine practice. 19-19-407
Subsequent remedial measures. 19-19-408
Compromise offers and negotiations. 19-19-409
Offers to pay medical and similar expenses. 19-19-410
Pleas, plea discussions, and related statements. 19-19-411
Liability insurance. 19-19-411.1
Statements and actions by health care providers not admissible to prove negligence in medical malpractice actions. 19-19-412
Sex-offense cases--Victim's sexual behavior or predisposition.
ARTICLE V. PRIVILEGES. 19-19-501
Privileges recognized only as provided. 19-19-502
Lawyer-client privilege. 19-19-503
Physician and psychotherapist-patient privilege. 19-19-504
Spousal privilege. 19-19-505
Religious privilege. 19-19-506
Vote at public election. 19-19-507
Trade secrets. 19-19-508
Confidential communications to public officer. 19-19-508.1
Elementary or secondary school counselor and student--Exceptions. 19-19-508.2
College or university counselor and student--Exceptions--Qualifications of counselor. 19-19-509
Identity of informer. 19-19-510
Waiver of privilege by voluntary disclosure. 19-19-511
Privilege not waived by involuntary disclosure. 19-19-512
Comment upon or inference from claim of privilege--Instruction. 19-19-513
Motorist's refusal to submit to chemical test of intoxication admissible--Privilege against self-incrimination may not be claimed. 19-19-514
Sign language interpreter or relay service operator privilege. 19-19-515
Mediation privilege. 19-19-516
Communications concerning execution of inmate.
ARTICLE VI. WITNESSES. 19-19-601
Competency to testify in general. 19-19-602
Need for personal knowledge--Exception for expert opinion. 19-19-603
Oath or affirmation to testify truthfully. 19-19-603.1
Form for oath of witness. 19-19-603.2
Form for affirmation of witness. 19-19-604
Form for oath of interpreter. 19-19-605
Judge's competency as a witness. 19-19-606
Juror's competency as a witness. 19-19-607
Who may impeach a witness. 19-19-608
A witness's character for truthfulness or untruthfulness. 19-19-609
Impeachment by evidence of a criminal conviction. 19-19-610
Religious beliefs or opinions. 19-19-611
Mode and order of examining witnesses and presenting evidence. 19-19-611.1
Address of witness--Release in open court restricted. 19-19-612
Writing used to refresh a witness's memory. 19-19-613
Witness's prior statement. 19-19-614
Court's calling or examining a witness. 19-19-615
ARTICLE VII. OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY. 19-19-701
Opinion testimony by lay witnesses. 19-19-702
Testimony by expert. 19-19-703
Bases of opinion testimony by experts. 19-19-704
Opinion on an ultimate issue. 19-19-705
Disclosure of facts or data underlying expert opinion. 19-19-706
Court-appointed expert witnesses. 19-19-707
Experts called by parties.
ARTICLE VIII. HEARSAY. 19-19-801
Definitions that apply to this article--Exclusions from hearsay. 19-19-802
Rule against hearsay. 19-19-803
Exceptions to the rule against hearsay--Regardless of whether the declarant is available as a witness. 19-19-803.1
Physician's written report in lieu of deposition or in-court testimony admissible. 19-19-803.2
Physician's written report--Affidavit--Notice--Objection. 19-19-804
Exceptions to rule against hearsay--When declarant unavailable as witness. 19-19-805
Hearsay within hearsay. 19-19-806
Attacking and supporting the declarant. 19-19-806.1
Statement by child under age thirteen or child with developmental disability regarding sex crime, physical abuse, or neglect. 19-19-806.2
Statements alleging child abuse or neglect. 19-19-807
ARTICLE IX. AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION. 19-19-901
Authenticating or identifying evidence. 19-19-902
Evidence that is self-authenticating. 19-19-903
ARTICLE X. CONTENTS OF WRITINGS, RECORDINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS. 19-19-1001
Definitions that apply to this article. 19-19-1002
Requirement of the original. 19-19-1003
Admissibility of duplicates. 19-19-1004
Admissibility of other evidence of content.
Copies of public records to prove content. 19-19-1006
Summaries to prove content. 19-19-1007
Testimony or statement of a party to prove content. 19-19-1008
Functions of the court and jury. 19-19-1009
TDD and TTY communications inadmissible as evidence.
ARTICLE XI. MISCELLANEOUS RULES. 19-19-1101
Applicability of chapter. 19-19-1102