State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2011  

349S0045   HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION   NO.  1004  

Introduced by:    Representatives Jensen, Bolin, Boomgarden, Brunner, Deelstra, Greenfield, Haggar, Hansen (Jon), Hickey, Hoffman, Hubbel, Kopp, Liss, Magstadt, Miller, Munsterman, Nelson (Stace), Olson (Betty), Schaefer, Solum, Steele, Stricherz, Tornow, Tulson, Van Gerpen, Vanneman, Verchio, and Willadsen and Senators Rhoden, Kraus, Lederman, Maher, and Schlekeway
 

        A JOINT RESOLUTION, Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article V, section 1 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to prohibiting the application of international law, the law of foreign nations, and certain foreign religious or moral codes in the state courts of South Dakota.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN:
    Section 1. That at the next general election held in the state, the following amendment to Article V, section 1 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, as set forth in section 2 of this Joint Resolution, which is hereby agreed to, shall be submitted to the electors of the state for approval.
    Section 2. That Article V, section 1 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, be amended to read as follows:
    § 1. The judicial power of the state is vested in a unified judicial system consisting of a

Supreme Court, circuit courts of general jurisdiction and courts of limited original jurisdiction as established by the Legislature. No such court may apply international law, the law of any foreign nation, or any foreign religious or moral code with the force of law in the adjudication of any case under its jurisdiction.