South Dakota 2014 ballot measures

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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.

Historical facts

  • 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

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
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
LRCA Amendment Q Gambling Permits certain forms of gambling in the city of Deadwood upon local voter approval

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA 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 Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

See also

South Dakota

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