South Dakota State Hydroelectric Power Plants and Transmission Systems (1922)
The South Dakota State Hydroelectric Power Plants and Transmission Systems Initiative, also known as Question , was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in South Dakota as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for the statutory enactment of the state's powers to construct and operate hydroelectric power plants and transmission systems. The state's powers to act in that arena were provided by a 1918 legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.
|South Dakota State Hydroelectric Power Initiative (1922)|
Text of measure
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The full text of the statutory language that would have been enacted by this measure's approval can be read here.
Path to the ballot
A petition signed by more than 5 percent of the state's qualified electors was filed with the secretary of state's office. At the time, South Dakota had an indirect initiated state statute system. Therefore, the secretary of state transmitted the proposed law to the House and Senate, where it was known as House Bill 364. The legislature, in turn, choose to submit the matter to a popular vote, rather than enacting the measure directly.
- South Dakota 1922 ballot measures
- 1922 ballot measures
- List of South Dakota ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in South Dakota
- South Dakota Political Almanac, Table 7. Results of Elections Concerning State Constitutional Amendments and Initiated and Referred Laws, 1889-1968
- I&R Institute ballot measure database for South Dakota
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