South Dakota Mining Tax, Initiative 2 (1988)

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The South Dakota Mining Tax Initiative, also known as Initiative 2, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in South Dakota as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have imposed a four percent gross sales tax on metallic minerals from large-scale surface mines. The measure would have allocated the tax to the Department of Water and Natural Resources, a Minesite Cleanup Fund and the Unreclaimed Lands Fund.[1][2]

Election results

South Dakota Initiative 2 (1988)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No196,03764.94%
Yes 105,859 35.06%

Election results via: South Dakota Political Almanac, South Dakota Constitutional Amendments, Initiatives and Referendums 1970-2010

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The text of the measure can be read here.

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