Initiated Measures 24 and 25

 Initiated Measure 24 prohibits contributions to ballot question committees by non-residents, out-of-state political committees and entities that are not filed with the Secretary of State for the prior four years.

SDFB Board Position: Neutral


Initiated Measure 25 proposes increasing the South Dakota tobacco tax and creating a post-secondary technical institute fund for the purpose of lowering student tuition and providing financial support to the state’s post-secondary technical institutes.

SDFB Board Position: Neutral


Constitutional Amendment X

Constitutional Amendment X is an amendment to increase the number of votes needed to 55 percent to approve constitutional amendments.

 SDFB Board Position: SDFB recommends a vote of ‘YES’ on X.


 Constitutional Amendment Z

Constitutional Amendment Z is an amendment establishing that a proposed constitutional amendment may embrace only one subject, and requiring proposed amendments to be presented and voted on separately.

SDFB Board Position: SDFB recommends a vote of ‘YES’ on Z.


Constitutional Amendment W

 Constitutional Amendment is a constitutional amendment to change campaign finance laws, create a government accountability board and change certain referendum and initiative referendum provisions.

 SDFB Board Position: SDFB recommends a ‘NO’ vote on W.


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