UPDATE: Senate Bill 71 was voted on the Senate Floor and was defeated 12-21. 

Description: 

Senate Bill 71 would prohibit capital punishment of any person with severe mental illness. 

ACLU position: 

The ACLU of South Dakota supports Senate Bill 71, a bill to prohibit the use of the death penalty for those who are mentally. This bill is a step toward creating a fairer and more compassionate criminal justice system.

 

 

Sponsors

Sen. Rusch, Blare, Cronin, Ewing, Foster, Heinert, Kennedy, Nesiba, Partridge, Schoenbeck, Smith (VJ), Soholt, Solano, Steinhauer, and Wismer and Rep. Johns, Barthel, Beal, Bordeaux, Brunner, Chase, Cwach, Deutsch, Duba, Duvall, Glanzer, Hansen, Healy...

Status

Failed

Session

2019

Bill number

Position

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