Attorney General Ballot Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Prohibiting Contributions to Ballot Question Committees 

Attorney General Ballot Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Prohibiting Contributions to Ballot Question Committees 

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State. This statement will appear on a petition that will be circulated by  the sponsor of the initiated measure. If the sponsor obtains a sufficient number of signatures (13,871) by November 6, 2017, as certified by the Secretary of State, the initiated measure will be placed on the ballot for the November 2018 general election.

The initiated measure is entitled “An initiated measure prohibiting contributions to ballot question committees by non-residents, out-of-state political committees, and entities that are not filed with the Secretary of State.”

Under South Dakota law, the Attorney General is responsible for preparing explanations for proposed initiated measures, referred laws, and South Dakota Constitutional Amendments. Specifically, the explanation includes a title, an objective, clear and simple summary of the purpose and effect of the proposed measure and a description of the legal consequences. The Attorney General Explanation is not a statement either for or against the proposed initiated measure.

AG Statement for Initiated Measure (Prohibiting Contributions to Ballot Question Committees) by Pat Powers on Scribd

To date the Attorney General has released Attorney General Explanations for the following:

  1. An initiated measure requiring students to use rooms designated for the same biological sex, and requiring public schools to provide a reasonable accommodation for students whose gender identity is not the same as their biological sex
  2. An initiated measure authorizing a South Dakota-licensed physician to prescribe drugs that a terminally ill patient may take for the purpose of ending life
  3. An initiated measure to legalize marijuana for medical use
  4. An initiated measure to legalize certain amounts of marijuana, drugs made frommarijuana, and drug paraphernalia, and to regulate and tax marijuana establishments
  5. An initiated measure requiring people to use certain rooms designated for the same biological sex
  6. An initiated measure to legalize all quantities of marijuana
  7. An amendment to the South Dakota Constitution regarding initiated and referred measures
  8. An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution changing campaign finance and lobbying laws, creating a government accountability board, and changing certain initiative and referendum provisions (VERSION #1)
  9. An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution changing campaign finance and lobbying laws, creating a government accountability board, and changing certain initiative and referendum provisions (VERSION #2)
  10. An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution changing campaign finance and lobbying laws, and creating a government accountability board (VERSION#3)
  11. An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution changing campaign finance and lobbying laws, and creating a government accountability board (VERSION#4)
  12. An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution establishing open primary elections
  13. An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution providing for state legislative redistricting by a commission

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6 Replies to “Attorney General Ballot Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Prohibiting Contributions to Ballot Question Committees ”

  1. Springer

    Agreed. NO on all! No especially on any proposing changes to our constitution. Maybe if enough of these get defeated repeatedly a message will be received!

    I have an idea for another initiative — if one of these is defeated, those proposing it have to pay the state’s expenses in regard to it! Why should the taxpayers foot the bill.

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  2. Anonymous

    New Approach South Dakota has turned into a pot porn site with many of the biggest fans being fairly young and nearly all in low wage dead end jobs. Choosing a life of smoking pot, never getting anywhere in life and in 20 to 30 years be mad at the world blaming everyone else for the choices they made. We taxpayers are going to end up paying for them. New Approach looks more like a BAD approach! Vote NO!

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    1. Springer

      I like this…it should be the rallying cry this election. VNOE. — vote no on everything! A simple to remember slogan.

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