21.523.11 96th Legislative Session 901
Introduced by: Representative Hansen
A JOINT RESOLUTION, Proposing and submitting to the voters at the 2022 primary election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to a three-fifths requirement for certain initiated constitutional amendments or measures.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of South Dakota, the Senate concurring therein:
Section 1. That at the next 2022 primary election held in the state, the following amendment to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, as set forth in section 2 of this Joint Resolution, which is hereby agreed to, shall be submitted to the electors of the state for approval.
Section 2. That Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
§16. Initiated constitutional amendments or measures--Taxes or fees--Certain funding obligations--Vote required.
Any initiated constitutional amendment or measure that imposes or increases taxes or fees, and any initiated constitutional amendment or measure that obligates the state to appropriate funds of ten million dollars or more in any of the first five fiscal years after enactment, to be annually adjusted for inflation as determined by the Legislature, shall become part of the Constitution or statute, respectively, only if approved by three-fifths of the votes cast thereon.
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