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South Dakota 2008 ballot measures

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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.[1]

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.

On the November 4, 2008 ballot

See also: Petition drive deadlines in 2008 and List of South Dakota ballot measures.

Type Title Subject Description Status
CISS Small Investors Protection Act Business regulation Regulate some practices of financial businesses On ballot
CISS Abortion Ban Initiative Abortion New restrictions on abortion On ballot
CISS Open and Clean Government Act Taxpayer-funded lobbying Proposes to end taxpayer-funded lobbying On ballot
LR Increase Travel Reimbursements for Legislators Administration of government Repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators. On ballot
LR Enact House Bill 1139 Business regulation Repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. On ballot
LR Length of Legislative Session Administration of government Provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year. On ballot
LR Repeal Term Limits Term limits Eliminate term limits for legislators. On ballot

On the ballot for June 3, 2008

Year Type Title Subject Description Status
2008 South Dakota Oil Refinery Initiative (2008) Business Regulation, Land Management Build an Oil Refinery in Union County On ballot, measure passed on 6/3/08

Failed to make the 2008 ballot

Year Type Title Subject Description Status
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 South Dakota Kids and Teachers First Transparency Act (2008) Education Add a new section to the South Dakota Kids and Teachers First Transparency Act Not on ballot
2008 CISS South Dakota Protect Private Property Referendum (2008) Eminent domain Overturn Senate Bill 174 Not on ballot

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Additional reading


  1. South Dakota list of filed initiatives