Description

Senate Bill 64 would prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness.

ACLU position 

The ACLU of South Dakota supports Senate Bill 64, a bill to prohibit the use of the death penalty for those who are suffering from a severe mental illness. This bill is a step toward creating a fairer and more compassionate criminal justice system.

 

Sponsors

Senators Rusch, Ewing, Foster, Heinert, Kennedy, Nesiba, Schoenbeck, Schoenfish, Smith (VJ), Soholt, Steinhauer, White, and Wismer and Representatives Johns, Barthel, Borglum, Brunner, Cwach, Deutsch, Duba, Healy, Lesmeister, Miskimins, Otten (Herman), Pe

Status

Introducido

Session

2020

Bill number

Position

Apoyamos