21.93.12 96th Legislative Session 981
Introduced by: Senator Novstrup
An Act to require certain font size for initiated measure petitions.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That § 2-1-1.2 be AMENDED.
2-1-1.2. Initiated measure--Petition--Contents--Signatures and filing.
The petition as it is to be circulated for an initiated measure shall be filed with the secretary of state prior to circulation for signatures and shall:
(1) Contain the full text of the initiated measure;
(2) Contain the date of the general election at which the initiated measure is to be submitted;
(3) Contain the title and explanation as prepared by the attorney general;
(4) Be accompanied by a notarized affidavit form signed by each person who is a petition sponsor that includes the name and address of each petition sponsor; and
(5) Be accompanied by a statement of organization as provided in § 12-27-6.
Each petition circulator shall provide to each person who signs the petition a form containing the title and explanation of the initiated measure as prepared by the attorney general; any fiscal note prepared pursuant to § 2-9-30; the name, phone number, and email address of each petition sponsor; a statement whether the petition circulator is a volunteer or paid petition circulator and, if a paid circulator, the amount the circulator is being paid. The form shall be approved by the secretary of state prior to circulation. The petition form, as prescribed by the State Board of Elections, shall include the paid circulator identification number within the verification of any paid circulator.
For any initiated measure
petition, no signature may be obtained more than twenty-four months
preceding the general election that was designated at the time of
filing of the full text. The initiated measure petition shall be
filed with the secretary of state at least one year before the next
general election. A sworn affidavit, signed by at least two-thirds of
the petition sponsors stating that the documents filed constitute the
entire petition and to the best of the knowledge of the sponsors
contains a sufficient number of signatures shall also be filed with
the secretary of state. The
petition must have at least a twelve-point font size. The
form of the petition
including petition size
and petition font size,
and the affidavit shall be prescribed by the State Board of
Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.
indicate deleted language.