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Current Status

There is no legislative activity around assisted dying in South Dakota.

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Resources

South Dakota Legislature Legislative Research Council website

History

In 2017, we provided technical assistance for a citizen-driven initiative led by Death with Dignity South Dakota, seeking to put a Washington-modeled assisted dying law on the ballot.

In February 2017, South Dakota State Senate approved and later the House concurred with Resolution 11 “opposing assisted suicide.”