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For a look at how the media in South Dakota feels about these ballot measures, please see [[of South Dakota ballot measures]].
Revision as of 08:23, 31 October 2008
Seven statewide ballot questions will appear on the November 4, 2008 ballot in South Dakota. Altogether, eight ballot measures will have been on the South Dakota ballot in 2008, since there was also a statewide proposition vote on one measure on June 3.
Only three of November's ballot questions were petitioned onto the ballot. The other four were legislatively-referred to the ballot by the South Dakota State Legislature, including a proposition to end term limits for state legislators.
For a look at how the media in South Dakota feels about these ballot measures, please see endorsements of South Dakota ballot measures.
On the November 4, 2008 ballot
|CISS|| Small Investors Protection Act
Initiated Measure 9
|Business regulation||Regulate some practices of financial businesses||On ballot|
|CISS|| Open and Clean Government Act
Initiated Measure 10
|Taxpayer-funded lobbying||Proposes to end taxpayer-funded lobbying||On ballot|
|CISS|| Abortion Ban Initiative
Initiated Measure 11
|Abortion||New restrictions on abortion||On ballot|
|LR|| Increase Travel Reimbursements for Legislators
Constitutional Amendment G
|Administration of government||Repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators.||On ballot|
|LR|| Enact House Bill 1139
Constitutional Amendment H
|Business regulation||Repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations.||On ballot|
|LR|| Length of Legislative Session
Constitutional Amendment I
|Administration of government||Provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year.||On ballot|
|LR|| Repeal Term Limits
Constitutional Amendment J
|Term limits||Eliminate term limits for legislators.||On ballot|
On the ballot for June 3, 2008
|2008||South Dakota Oil Refinery Initiative (2008)||Business Regulation, Land Management||Build an Oil Refinery in Union County||Passed|
Failed to make the 2008 ballot
|2008||CISS||Tax Alcohol||Alcohol||Increase tax on alcohol, use money to fund programs||Not on ballot|
|2008||CISS||Home from Iraq||War and peace||Would end US occupation in Iraq||Not on ballot|
|2008||CISS||Lower the Drinking Age||Alcohol||Lower drinking age to 19 for drinks containing 3.2% alcohol or less||Not on ballot|
|2008||CISS||Kids and Teachers First||Education||Add a new section to the South Dakota Kids and Teachers First Transparency Act||Not on ballot|
|2008||CISS||Protect Private Property||Eminent domain||Overturn Senate Bill 174||Not on ballot|
- Ballotpedia:South Dakota
- List of South Dakota ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in South Dakota
- South Dakota signature requirements
- Campaign finance requirements for South Dakota ballot measures
- South Dakota Secretary of State
- List of filed initiatives
- 2008 Ballot Questions with Attorney General's explanation and full text of measures
- Associated Press, "Ballot issues crowd election card again," March 21, 2008
- 2008 Ballot Question Pamphlet