Attorney General Marty Jackely

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley joins in a call for Congress to pass the Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues Act. This week, 52 state and territory attorneys general signed a letter in support of the SOFA Act, which they say will close a loophole that keeps law enforcement a step behind the growing opioid epidemic. 

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Governor Dennis Daugaard is calling a special legislative session for the middle of September.

Lawmakers will consider legislation that allows the state to implement rules that require online vendors to collect and remit sales tax.

Governor Daugaard wants the legislature to consider legislation that expedites the implementation of a recent US Supreme Court decision South Dakota versus Wayfair.

The state wants to catch and prosecute any fraudulent gamblers and cheaters in Deadwood. Larry Eliason, Executive Secretary for South Dakota Commision on Gaming says there's a gap in state law.

The House State Affairs committee is passing a bill that seeks to clear up any confusion surrounding ballot measure questions. One critic says the change creates a system where a yes vote means no and vice versa.

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

The Senate Judiciary committee wants more time to consider the Attorney General’s bill that requires companies notify the state in case of a data breach where personal information is obtained.

Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota is the last state in the union to put into statute this requirement.

He says the bill is necessary because state residents haven’t been impacted by large scale data breaches. until now.

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is announcing his legislative agenda for the upcoming session.

Most of his proposed legislation include increasing penalties for making and distributing meth in South Dakota.

He says the meth epidemic is getting worse. Jackley says its impacting communities, families, the workforce and healthcare system in South Dakota.

UPDATE: Sioux Falls Reporter Subpoenaed By AG Jackley

May 15, 2017
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

UPDATE:

Attorney General Marty Jackley is no longer subpoenaing a Sioux Falls newspaper reporter to testify in the criminal case against a marijuana entrepreneur helping the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe open a marijuana resort.

The Argus Leader’s Dana Ferguson is a state government and politics reporter for the paper. She went on a tour of the marijuana facility in 2015 with other media and state lawmakers. That’s why Attorney General Marty Jackley’s office wanted to subpoena the reporter, to verify information she gathered on the tour.