New laws affecting the courts enacted by the South Dakota legislature in 2012 include the following:
HB 1058 AS LINE ITEM VETOED: Increases from $15 to $20 cost for search of court records until 2017, when returns to $15.
HB 1064 Allows the Supreme Court to establish certain rules for the use of interactive audio visual equipment and to provide for the collection and deposit of fees for the use thereof.
HB 1065 Repeals the requirement that the Unified Judicial System set forth a schedule for all fees paid directly to court reporters in its annual consolidated budget.
HB 1253 Prohibits judicial enforcement of any religious codes.