South Dakota Prohibition of Monopolies (1896)

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The South Dakota Prohibition of Monopolies Referendum was on the November 3, 1896 ballot in South Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure made prohibited monopolies, trusts and price fixing.[1][2]

Election results

South Dakota Prohibition of Monopolies Referendum (1896)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 36,763 80.01%
No9,13619.99%

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

Constitutional changes

The measure amended Article 17 of the South Dakota Constitution by adding a new section to it that read as follows:[2]

SD1896 monoplies prohibition CC.PNG[3]

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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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