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South Dakota Amendment to Change the Purpose of Appropriated Funds (1998)

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South Dakota Amendment B was an Amendment to Article III of the South Dakota Constitution concerning the authority of a special interim legislative committee to approve the transfer of appropriated funds. It was on the 1998 election ballot in South Dakota where it was defeated with 166,373 votes opposed.

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Each year, the entire Legislature appropriates money which may be spent only for specific, approved purposes. Amendment B would allow the Legislature to create a joint legislative committee to act when the Legislature is not in session. This committee would have the power to approve funding transfers and change the purposes for which the transferred funds were initially appropriated.


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