- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Latest on Attorney General Marty Jackley’s 2018 legislative priorities (all times local):

11:05 a.m.

Attorney General Marty Jackley has unveiled his priorities for the 2018 legislative session, proposing harsher penalties for methamphetamine dealing and manufacturing.

Jackley announced his legislative package on Wednesday for the session that starts next week and ends in late March. He says the tougher consequences for meth dealing would send a message that the distribution of the drug in South Dakota is “off limits.”

The proposals would also require disclosure of data breaches to affected state residents, clarify sex offender registration requirements and enact stronger penalties for drug dealers whose product kills another person.

Jackley and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem are competing in the Republican primary to succeed GOP Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who can’t run again because of term limits.

State Senate Democratic leader Billie Sutton has also entered the 2018 race.

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8:50 a.m.

Attorney General Marty Jackley will ask South Dakota lawmakers to impose harsher penalties for methamphetamine dealing and manufacturing, require disclosure of data breaches to affected state residents and change human trafficking laws.

Jackley will unveil his priorities Wednesday for the upcoming 2018 legislative session, which starts next week and runs until late March.

The bills would also clarify sex offender registration requirements and enact tougher consequences for drug dealers whose product kills another person.

Jackley and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem are Republicans competing to succeed GOP Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who can’t run again because of term limits.

The Republican primary election is in June after what is expected to be an intense campaign. State Senate Democratic leader Billie Sutton has also entered the 2018 race.

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