South Dakota Property Tax Assessments, Amendment D (2006)
The South Dakota Property Tax Assessments Amendment, also known as Amendment D, was on the November 7, 2006 ballot in South Dakota as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have based the taxable value of property upon acquisition value rather than actual value.
|South Dakota Amendment D (2006)|
Text of measure
The text of the measure can be read here.
Reasons for promoting Amendment D included: putting the 3-percent cap in the state constitution would have prevented property assessments from going through the roof and it would have eliminated the possibility of a steep increase in assessed value if a neighbor sells their house or land at an inflated value (good for those who do not intend to sell their homes).
Senator Bill Napoli of District 35 sponsored the amendment.
Reasons for opposition included: worries that the amendment would have discouraged new buyers from purchasing their first homes due to high property taxes being assessed, that it was an untested and complicated method of levying taxes and that it might have increased the mil levies and/or put additional pressure on other forms of taxation.
- The South Dakota chapter of Americans for Prosperity. You can hear a radio spot they aired at their website: AFP South Dakota.
- The South Dakota Coalition for Responsible Taxation
- South Dakota MAINstream Coalition
- South Dakota 2006 ballot measures
- 2006 ballot measures
- List of South Dakota ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in South Dakota
- South Dakota Political Almanac, South Dakota Constitutional Amendments, Initiatives and Referendums 1970-2010
- South Dakota Secretary of State: 2006 Ballot Question Text
- Americans for Prosperity South Dakota website
- Keloland Television on Amendment D
- South Dakota Political Almanac, "South Dakota Constitutional Amendments, Initiatives and Referendums 1970-2010," accessed August 26, 2014
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Historical Election Data," accessed August 26, 2014
- Associated Press, "Amendment D would change how property taxes are assessed," Oct 30 2006
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