South Dakota Convene Special Session Amendment (1990)

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South Dakota Amendment D (1990) was a measure relating to sessions of the legislature. It passed with 117,969 votes in favor.

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The State Constitution requires that the State Legislature shall meet in regular annual sessions, but at no other time unless specified in the Constitution. Presently, a special session of the Legislature may be convened only by the Governor. The proposed amendment would require the presiding officers of both houses to convene a special session when presented with a written petition requesting the session, signed by two-thirds of the members of each house, and stating the purposes of the session. Only business which falls within the purposes listed in the petition could be addressed at such a legislative session.[1]


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