Posted on Jan 08, 2018
On September 4th, 2009, Marty J. Jackley was sworn in as the 30th Attorney General for South Dakota. He serves as the chief law enforcement officer and legal adviser for the State.

As Attorney General, Mr. Jackley has a proven record of leading an office that protects families and is committed to crime prevention. South Dakota's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force proactively protects children from sexual predators, while South Dakota's Child Abduction Response Team has received national certification for its ability to respond to a missing child emergency.
He has worked with the Legislature to strengthen human trafficking laws and the sex offender registry, and to develop a prescription drug monitoring program that emphasizes prevention over prosecution. South Dakota's 24/7 Alcohol Sobriety and Monitoring Program has been extended across South Dakota and the nation. The sobriety program has reduced the likelihood for subsequent alcohol offenses and requires the offenders to pay all the program costs.
Program Highlights for January 8, 2018

Attorney General Jackley worked with the legislature and during the past session created an Ethics Commission.  Furthermore, Mr. Jackley is spearheading the Fairness Tax for South Dakota.  The goal is to have internet businesses taxed just as a main street, South Dakota business.  Attorney General Jackley is waiting to hear if the US Supreme Court will allow the Fairness Tax to proceed.  
Attorney General Jackley is proud of Project Stand Up to Drug Crime.  Any person can text 82257 and report illegal drug use to law enforcement.   It is completely anonymous.  During the past six months there have been 244 suspects reported in 69 South Dakota jurisdictions.  The Stand Up to Drug Crime partners include Sanford Health, SD Sherriff Association, SD Police Chief Association, SD Department of Public Safety.  
During the 2018 legislative session, Attorney General Marty Jackley will be introducing 5 key pieces of legislation:
1.  Increase Penitentiary Sentences for Distribution and Manufacture of Methamphetamine.
2. Enhanced penalties for persons who distribute and manufacture controlled substances when a person dies as a result of using that substance.
3. An Act to Require the Reporting of Data Breaches of Personal Information to Consumers and to the Attorney General.
4. An Act to Improve SD’s Sex Offender Registry.
5. An Act to Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws.
Attorney General Jackley was raised in Sturgis and graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with Honors. He received his law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law.

Mr. Jackley served as a law clerk for former Chief Judge Richard H. Battey in federal district court, and became a partner in the Rapid City law firm of Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson, and Ashmore. His practice areas focused on criminal law, civil and business litigation, construction/engineering law and real property disputes. At that time, he also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for South Dakota prosecuting controlled substance felonies.

In 2006, Attorney Genral Jackley was appointed and unanimously confirmed by the US Senate as US Attorney for South Dakota. During his tenure as US Attorney, the office aggressively prosecuted violent crime and drug trafficking, and strengthened public safety through crime prevention efforts and joint task forces. Mr. Jackley was named the South Dakota Prosecutor of the Year in 2008 from the South Dakota State's Attorneys Association.

In 2010 and 2014, Attorney General Jackley was overwhelmingly elected as South Dakota's Attorney General. He has served as the President of the National Association of Attorneys General, and Chair of the Conference of Western Attorneys General. In 2016, Mr. Jackley was honored to receive the National Kelley-Wyman Outstanding Attorney General award.

Marty and his wife Angela live in Pierre with their two children, Michael and Isabella.
Program for January 22, 2018
Paige Carda,  Reach