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South Dakota Mileage Allowance (1892)

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The South Dakota Millage Allowance Referendum was on the November 8, 1892 ballot in South Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure decreased the mile reimbursement for members of the South Dakota Legislature from 10 to 5 cents per mile.[1][2]

Election results

South Dakota Mileage Allowance Referendum (1892)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 39,364 77.80%
No11,23622.20%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Shall section 6 article 3 of the constitution be amended so as to reduce the mileage of members of the legislature to five cents per mile? [4]

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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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