South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley will discuss the impact, ramifications and status of Marsy's Law and Initiated Measure 22, controversial ballot issues recently approved by state voters, when he addresses Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary, Monday, Dec. 12. Marsy's Law, which protects crime victims' rights with an amendment to the state constitution, restricts the release of information that could be used to locate and harass them and their families. Initiated Measure 22, promoted as an anti-corruption referendum, regulates lobbyists and public officials, establishes a state ethics commission and creates “a publicly funded campaign finance program.” Both issues won statewide approval in the general election. on Nov. 8.

 
December 12, 2016 Program Highlights:
  • Marsy's Law protects crime victims' rights with an amendment to the state constitution, restricts the release of information that could be used to locate and harass them and their families.  Since the election, come police departments have withheld information on crime locations, accidents and names.
  • Initiated Measure 22 was promoted as an anti-corruption referendum.  It regulates lobbyists and public officials, establishes a state ethics commission and creates “a publicly funded campaign finance program.”  It has 70 sections and 1400 words.  It is now being litigated in court.
  • Mr. Jackley and his office are working to assist counties and police departments in dealing with the changes.
Next Week’s Program:
Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls Annual Christmas Party
 
December 12, 2016 meeting attendance:
  • 93 out of 301 Rotarians or 31%
  • 59 out of 93 Rotarians in attendance were Paul Harris Fellows or 63%
  • Also at the meeting:  3 Visiting Rotarians; 2 Roaming Rotarians; 9 Guests; 6 news media persons