South Dakota State Debt Limit (1890)

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The South Dakota State Debt Limit Referendum was on the November 4, 1890 ballot in South Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have limited the state debt to $500,000 in aggregate in addition to its pre-existing debts at the time. It would have allowed exceptions to repel invasion, to suppress insurrection or to defend the state or country.[1][2]

Election results

South Dakota State Debt Limit (1890)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No50,74276.27%
Yes 15,787 23.73%

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 following text would have been added to the South Dakota Constitution, if the measure had passed:[2]

For the purpose of defraying extraordinary expenses and making public improvements, or to meet a deficit or failure in revenue, the State may in addition to pre-existing debts, contract debts never to exceed in the aggregate $500,000, except to repel invasion, suppress insurrection or defend the State, or (the) United States in war.[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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