South Dakota 2012 ballot measures

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Seven ballot measures were certified for the 2012 ballot in the state of South Dakota.

On the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Amendment M Constitutions Deals with modernizing language dealing with corporations in the state. Defeatedd
LRCA Constitutional Amendment N Admin. of gov't. Strikes a travel reimbursement provision from the state constitution. Defeatedd
LRCA Constitutional Amendment O State budgets Changes amount taken each year from state cement-plant trust fund. Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment P State legislatures Places language in the state constitution saying that the budget must be balanced. Approveda
VR Referred Law 14 Taxes Dedicates part of tax revenues for grants to some business projects in the state. Defeatedd
VR Referred Law 16 Labor Blocks a bill that would ban tenure and give bonuses to top teachers among other provisions. Defeatedd
CISS Initiated Measure 15 Taxes Implements a one-percent sales tax increase. Defeatedd

• LRCA = Legislative amendments
• LRSS = Legislative state statute
• ICA = initiated constitutional amendment
• ISS = initiated state statute

Filing cabinet.png = Initiative proposed and filed.

Clipboard128.png = Initiative approved for circulation

ExamineBallot.png = Initiative signatures submitted for review.

StateLegislatures icon.jpg = State legislature reviewing initiative.[1]

Not on the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Elector Determination Process Initiative Elections Would change the process of determining electors for Electoral College. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Term Extension Amendment Admin. of gov't. The measure would extend the terms state legislators can serve. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

Local ballot measures

See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2012

No local measures have been identified for 2012. Read about local happenings here.

See also

South Dakota

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  1. Legislative review only done in states where the indirect initiative process is implemented.