23A-27A-34. Attendance at execution by attorney general, sentencing judge, state's attorney, sheriff, representatives of victim, news media, and additional citizens approved by secretary of corrections.

The secretary of corrections shall request, by at least two days' previous notice, the presence of the attorney general, the trial judge before whom the conviction was had or the judge's successor in office, the state's attorney and sheriff of the county where the crime was committed, representatives of the victim, at least one member of the news media, and a number of reputable adult citizens to be determined by the secretary. All witnesses and persons present at an execution are subject to approval by the secretary.

Source: SL 1939, ch 135, § 13; SL 1939, ch 136; SDC Supp 1960, § 34.37A13; SDCL § 23-49-22; SL 1979, ch 160, § 36; SL 2007, ch 152, § 1; SL 2008, ch 117, § 27; SL 2023, ch 82, § 43.