UPDATE: Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s attempt to modify presumptive probation failed in an 8-5 vote on March 4, by the House Judiciary Committee. 

Description

Senate Bill 6 would revise certain conditions under which presumptive probation may be applied. 

ACLU position

The ACLU of South Dakota opposes this bill. Senate Bill 6 would water down presumptive probation and adversely affect how it may be applied. The sentencing court may impose a sentence other than probation or a fully suspended penitentiary sentence if the court finds aggravating circumstances exist that pose a significant risk to the public and require a departure from presumptive probation under this section. 

Sponsors

The Committee on Judiciary at the request of the Office of the Attorney General

Status

Failed

Session

2020

Bill number

SB6

Position

Oppose