South Dakota Farm Bureau Position on Constitutional Amendments

South Dakota Farm Bureau Position on Constitutional Amendments

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.

  

To view the complete backgrounders on each of these issues follow this link:  https://www.sdfbf.org/Policy-Advocacy/Backgrounders. Follow SDFB on Facebook for additional information on Constitutional Amendment W.