2-9-33. Cost estimate for bill or amendment that may impact state prison or county jail population. A prison or jail population cost estimate shall be attached to any bill or amendment, except misdemeanor penalties, that may impact the state prison or county jail population. A prison or jail population cost estimate shall be prepared for a bill or amendment with a Class 1 misdemeanor penalty only upon a request authorized by the rules of the Legislature. The requirement for a cost estimate includes each bill or amendment that meets the penalty requirements of this section and that increases the period of imprisonment authorized for an existing crime, that adds a new crime for which imprisonment is authorized, that imposes a minimum or mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, or that modifies any law governing release of a prisoner from imprisonment or supervision.
The sponsor of the legislation or amendment shall request and allow sufficient time to prepare a cost estimate from the Legislative Research Council. The cost estimate shall be completed for a bill or amendment before the bill or amendment is considered by any standing committee of the Legislature.
Source: SL 2013, ch 101, § 71; SL 2015, ch 15, § 1; SDCL § 2-1-19; SL 2017, ch 17, §§ 1, 3; SL 2018, ch 80, § 3.
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