Chapter 24-13 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Recommends pardons to the Governor, conducts hearings and takes action on inmate petitions for
Department of Corrections. Board retains quasi-judicial, quasi-legislative, advisory, and nonadministrative
2002 Legislature- Increase membership to nine members.
Nine members. Three appointed by the Governor (one must be an attorney).
Three members appointed by the attorney general (one must be an attorney) and three members
appointed by the Supreme Court (one must be an attorney).
Each member shall be a resident of South Dakota and be appointed with the advice and consent of the
Term of Appointment:
Four years, expiring the 3rd Monday in January. In case of a vacancy, the appointing power
shall make an interim appointment to expire at the end of the next legislative session
Frequency of Meetings:
Twelve each year
Are Members Allowed to Call into Meetings:
Val McGovern, Executive Director of the Board of Pardons and Paroles