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 attached to any measure proposed by ballot initiative, except Class 2 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, amendment, or ballot initiative 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, amendment, or ballot initiative 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. Any ballot initiative shall have a cost estimate attached to the Attorney General's statement required pursuant to § 12-13-9 or 12-13-25.1.
Source: SL 2013, ch 101, § 71; SL 2015, ch 15, § 1; SDCL § 2-1-19; SL 2017, ch 17, § 1.
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