South Dakota Taxation Amendment (1994)

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South Dakota Amendment A (1994) was an amendment to section 9 of Article VIII of the Constitution of the state of South Dakota, relating to the taxation of leased school and public lands. It passed with 176,751 votes in favor.

Text of measure

The Commissioner of School and Public Lands leases state lands to individuals for agricultural purposes. The proposed amendment would allow the Legislature to pass laws requiring a person leasing lands from the Commissioner to pay property taxes on his/her interest in the leases.

A vote "YES" will allow taxation of private leases on state-owned lands.

A vote "NO" will leave the Constitution unchanged.[1]


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