South Dakota 2014 ballot measures
Three ballot measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of South Dakota. Two measures are initiated state statutes, and one is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. Topics on the ballot include: minimum wage, insurance and gambling.
The filing deadline for initiated state statutes and initiated constitutional amendments was November 4, 2013. An initiated amendment required 31,708 signatures to make the ballot and an initiated statute required 15,854 signatures. All veto referendum must be filed less than 60 days after the final adjournment of the legislature that passed the bill. Proponents of a veto referendum need to collect 15,854 signatures.
South Dakota's 2014 legislative session ran from January 14, 2014, to March 31, 2014. Section 1 of Article XXIII of the South Dakota Constitution says that the South Dakota State Legislature can refer a proposed amendment to the state's voters through a majority vote. One legislatively-referred constitutional amendment was proposed, but it failed to make the ballot.
- Since 1990, an average of six measures have appeared on even-numbered year ballots in South Dakota. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
- The number of measures on statewide, even-year ballots since 1990 has ranged from three to eleven.
- Since 1990, 28 of 77, or 36.36 percent, of South Dakota ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 49 of 77, or 63.64 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|CISS||Initiated Measure 17||Insurance||Allows patients to choose health care provider at no cost|
|CISS||Initiated Measure 18||Minimum wage||Raises the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 and increases it each year based on inflation|
|Amendment Q||Gambling||Permits certain forms of gambling in the city of Deadwood upon local voter approval|
Not on the ballot
|Two-Thirds Majority for Tax Increases Amendment||Taxes||Requires any ballot measure raising existing taxes or creating new ones receive two-thirds majority to be approved|
State of South Dakota
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Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Secretary of Education | Director of Insurance | Secretary of Agriculture | Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources | Secretary of Labor | Chairman of Public Utilities |