The oversight council shall consist of the following twenty members:

(1)    The Governor shall appoint the following seven members:

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 26-8D-8

  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.

(a)    A representative from the Department of Corrections;

(b)    A representative from the Department of Social Services;

(c)    A representative who is a state’s attorney;

(d)    A representative from a youth care provider;

(e)    A representative from the Department of Tribal Relations;

(f)    Two at large members;

(2)    The Chief Justice shall appoint the following six members:

(a)    A representative who is a criminal defense attorney;

(b)    A representative who is a judge; and

(c)    Four at large members;

(3)    The majority leader of the Senate shall appoint the following three members:

(a)    Two legislative members of the Senate, one from each political party; and

(b)    One at large member;

(4)    The majority leader of the House of Representatives shall appoint the following three members:

(a)    Two legislative members of the House of Representatives, one from each political party; and

(b)    One member who is a county commissioner; and

(5)    The attorney general shall appoint one member.

The oversight council shall select a chair and a vice chair.

Source: SL 2015, ch 152, § 12; SL 2016, ch 146, § 3, eff. Mar. 25, 2016.