The South Dakota Legislative Term Extension Amendment
did not make the November 6, 2012 ballot
in the state of South Dakota
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The proposal would have amended the state constitution
to allow state legislators to serve up to six consecutive two-year terms, instead of four consecutive two-year terms. The measure was sponsored by State Rep. James Bolin
Path to the ballot
Section 1 of Article XXIII of the South Dakota Constitution says that the South Dakota State Legislature can refer a proposed amendment to the state's voters through a majority vote. The measure did not make the ballot, however.