In 2014, the South Dakota Legislature passed SDCL 25-10-3.1 which limits the individuals who can apply for a Protection Order to the following relationships:
(1) Spouse or former spouse;
(2) Is in a significant romantic relationship;
(3) Has a child or is expecting a child with the abusing party;
(4) Parent and child, including a relationship by adoption, guardianship, or marriage; or
(5) Siblings, whether of the whole or half blood, including a relationship through adoption or marriage.