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South Dakota Homesteads Exempt from Court Orders (1894)

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The South Dakota Homesteads Exempt from Court Orders was on the November 5, 1894 ballot in South Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have empowered the South Dakota State Legislature to limit and define the value and size of a homestead which would be exempt from attachment or mesne process, from levy and sale on execution and from any other final process issued from any court. Exceptions to this would include foreclosure of a mortgage and liens.[1][2]

Election results

South Dakota Homesteads Exempt from Court Orders (1894)
Defeatedd No29,31573.20%
Yes 10,733 26.80%

Election results via: South Dakota Political Almanac, Table 7. Results of Elections Concerning State Constitutional Amendments and Initiated and Referred Laws, 1889-1968

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Constitutional changes

The amended constitutional text would have read as follows:[2]

SD1894 Homstead exemption constitutional changes.PNG[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the South Dakota Constitution

The South Dakota State Legislature can refer a proposed amendment to the state's voters through a majority vote.

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