Increased penalties for registered citizens move forward in SD Legislature

Lawmakers in South Dakota have advanced legislation that would increase the punishment for failing to keep sex offender registration up to date.

Senate Bill 61 would increase the penalty for sex offenders who fail more than once to register after moving to a new address. Currently, law penalizes second offenses the same as first offenses, a class 6 felony. Under the bill, a second offense and any subsequent offense would be a class 5 felony. 

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