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.
| South Dakota Prohibition of Monopolies Referendum (1896)|
| Yes|| 36,763|| 80.01%|
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 measure amended Article 17 of the South Dakota Constitution by adding a new section to it that read as follows:
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.