South Dakota, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Amendments - Revision to the constitution

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
South Dakota, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Amendments - Revision to the constitution
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

1. Amendments.
Amendments to this Constitution may be proposed by initiative or by a majority vote of all members of each house of the Legislature. An amendment proposed by initiative shall require a petition signed by qualified voters equal in number to at least ten percent of the total votes cast for Governor in the last gubernatorial election. The petition containing the text of the proposed amendment and the names and addresses of its sponsors shall be filed at least one year before the next general election at which the proposed amendment is submitted to the voters. A proposed amendment may amend one or more articles and related subject matter in other articles as necessary to accomplish the objectives of the amendment.

3. Ratification.
Any constitutional amendment or revision must be submitted to the voters and shall become a part of the Constitution only when approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon. The Legislature may provide for the withdrawal by its sponsors of an initiated amendment at any time prior to its submission to the voters.

References: South Dakota Constitution, (accessed Sept. 18, 2017)

Subject Matter:

To amend the constitution

Actors

Author:
Legislature
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
Majority of those voting
Geographical Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
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Procedural Elements

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Transparency And Finance:

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