Senate Judiciary Committee

SD Legislative Research Council

In The Moment ... February 22, 2018 Show 282 Hour 2

South Dakota state Senator Lance Russell is from Hot Springs and represents District 30. This session he chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee. As lawmakers prepare for crossover day in Pierre, we discuss the work of the committee thusfar.

A bill allowing victims of human trafficking to sue their traffickers is one step closer to becoming law. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 1161 Thursday. Representative Jenna Haggar is a prime sponsor of the bill. She says it offers the legal possibility of seeking civil damages in an attempt to regain some of what was taken.