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South Dakota 2010 ballot measures

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Four ballot measures were certified for the 2010 ballot in South Dakota. In 2010 the General Election was held on Tuesday, November 2.

On the ballot

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment K Elections Protects the right to secret ballots in federal, state, and union representation elections Approveda
LRCA Amendment L Gov't Finances Repeals the automatic annual transfer of $12 million from the trust fund to the state general fund Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 13 Marijuana Proposes legalization of medical marijuana Defeatedd
VR Referendum 12 Tobacco Extends smoking ban to apply statewide Approveda

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Status
LRCA South Dakota Gambling Amendment Gambling Would have allowed unlimited gambling by removing all current gambling limits House rejected measure
LRCA Smoking Ban Alternative Amendment Tobacco Would have implemented a "weaker" smoking ban rejected by House Health Committee
CISS Embryonic Stem Cell Research Measure Stem cells Eases restrictions on stem cell research Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Energy Turbine Restrictions Initiative Natural resources Place certain restrictions on the location of wind energy turbines Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Healthcare Amendment Healthcare Would nullify certain Federal health care laws within the state Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

Local ballot measures

See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2010

Signature requirements

In 2010, initiated statute and veto referendum petitions both required 16,776 valid signatures (5% of the 2006 vote for governor) to qualify for the ballot. For initiated statutes, signatures had to be filed by April 6, 2010. For veto referendums, signatures had to be filed within 90 days after adjournment of the legislature at which the law was passed.

Initiated constitutional amendments required 33,551 valid signatures (10% of the 2006 vote for governor) and had to be filed by November 2, 2009.[1]

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