Crime Victims Compensation Program transferred.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended to read as follows:
Terms used in this chapter mean:
"Claimant," any person entitled to apply for compensation pursuant to this chapter;
"Commission," the South Dakota Crime Victims' Compensation Commission as
"Crime," conduct that occurs or is attempted in this state, including that arising from
domestic violence, which conduct results in personal injury or death and is punishable
as a felony or misdemeanor, or would be so punishable except that the person engaging
in the conduct lacked the capacity to commit the crime under the laws of this state.
However, the term does not include conduct arising out of the ownership, maintenance
or use of a motor vehicle, boat or aircraft unless the conduct was intended to cause or
did recklessly cause personal injury or death or unless the conduct constitutes a
32-23-1, 22-16-41, or 22-16-42;
the department of corrections
Department of Social Services
(5) "Dependent," any spouse, parent, grandparent, stepparent, child, stepchild, adopted child, grandchild, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, or parent of the spouse of a deceased victim who was wholly or partially dependent upon the victim's income at the time of the victim's death, including any child of the victim born after the victim's death;
"Economic loss," medical and hospital expenses, loss of earnings, loss of future
earnings, funeral and burial expenses and loss of economic benefits or support to
dependents, including home maintenance and child care expenses;
"Fund," the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund established by
"Law enforcement officer," any person as defined in
"Medical expense," the cost of all medical and dental services, mental health
counseling, dental and prosthetic devices, eyeglasses or other corrective lenses,
including services rendered in accordance with any method of healing recognized by
the laws of this state or the United States;
(11) "Personal injury," actual bodily harm or emotional distress;
(12) "Victim," any person who suffers personal injury or death as a direct result of:
A crime, including a federal crime occurring in this state;
A good faith effort by the person to prevent the commission of a crime; or
A good faith effort by the person to apprehend a person suspected of engaging
in a crime.
Signed February 6, 1997.