The South Dakota Cement-Plant Amendment
will appear on the November 6, 2012 ballot
in the state of South Dakota
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The measure would change how much money taken from the state’s cement-plant trust fund each year. According to reports, the measure is being sponsored by State Rep. Paul Dennert
. The measure was introduced during 2012 state legislative session
Path to the ballot
Section 1 of Article XXIII of the South Dakota Constitution says that the South Dakota State Legislature can refer a proposed amendment to the state's voters through a majority vote.
The South Dakota House of Representatives voted in favor of the measure on February 13, 2012, with a vote of 64-3. According to reports, the measure was sent to the ballot after legislature passed it by the end of 2012 session.