South Dakota Gambling Amendment (2010)

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The South Dakota Gambling Amendment did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in South Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. In February 2009 a vote by the House of Representatives shot down the bill.[1]

The proposed amendment to the state constitution would have allowed unlimited gambling by removing all current gambling limits. The state Senate voted 20-15 on February 9,2009 to place the constitutional amendment on the 2010 election ballot.[2] However, in late February the House voted ten to three against the proposal.[1]

According to officials the amendment was found to be "problematic" when Sen. Scott Heidepriem, the measure's author, came under criticism for an undisclosed conflict of interest regarding the gaming measure.[1]

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