SD 2016 Ballot Questions

Here is a list of links I use when researching South Dakota Ballot questions for the 2016 election. I’ve only added the Ballot Questions after the SOS has certified they will be on the ballot.

There is a growing Vote No To Everything group which I probably am going to end up supporting. I am probably in this group now.

Constitutional Amendments

Constitutional Amendment R

Passed 50.61% – 49.39%

Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article XIV of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the authority of the Board of Regents.

Also referred to as the “South Dakota Governing Technical Education Institutes Amendment”

SoDakLiberty Posts about Amendment R

SoDakLiberty Stance: Leaning towards NO

HJR 1003 (SoDakLiberty Posts) – Source of this proposed amendment.

SOS Filings:
HJR1003 filing
AG’s Explanation

Tech Schools for South Dakota ballot question committee filings – This is the group pushing to get this amendment passed.

Pro Sites:
R for Jobs website

Con Sites:

Constitutional Amendment S

Passed 59.57% – 40.43%

An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution to expand rights for crime victims.

Also referred to as Marsy’s Law

SoDakLiberty Posts about Amendment S

SoDakLiberty Stance: Leaning towards NO

SOS Filings:
Petition
AG Explanation
Marsy’s Law for South Dakota ballot question committee filings – This is the group pushing to get this amendment passed.

Pro Sites:
Marsy’s Law South Dakota website
Marsy’s Law for South Dakota Facebook Page
Marsy’s Law for South Dakota Twitter feed

Con Sites:

Constitutional Amendment T

Defeated 42.97% – 57.03%

An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution to provide for state legislative redistricting by a commission.

Also referred to as Anti-Gerrymandering law.

SoDakLiberty Posts about Amendment T

SoDakLiberty Stance: Leaning towards YES

SOS Filings:
Petition
AG Explanation
#SDRTTHING2DO ballot question committee filings – This was the committee formed by SDFU to support passing Amendment T
NO T ballot question committee filings – This is the committee setup to oppose Amendment t.

Pro Sites:
YesOnT website
YesOnT Facebook
YesOnT twitter

ConSites:
Vote No on Amendment S website
South Dakotans Voting No on Amendment S Facebook

Constitutional Amendment U

Defeated 36.74% – 63.26%

An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution limiting the ability to set statutory interest rates for loans.

SoDakLiberty Posts about Amendment U

SoDakLiberty Stance: Vote No!

SOS Filings:
Petition
AG Explanation
South Dakota For Fair Lending ballot question committee filings – This is the ballot question committee setup by the payday lending industry to support Amendment U.
NO ON ‘U’SURY ballot question committee filings – Recent ballot question committee setup to fight against Amendment U.

Pro Sites:

Con Sites:
End Usury SD website
End Usury SD Facebook

Constitutional Amendment V

Defeated 44.51% – 55.49%

An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution establishing nonpartisan elections.

SoDakLiberty Posts about Amendment V

SoDakLiberty Stance:I was leaning towards voting YES, but now I am leaning no. In the end I don’t think it really matters if V passes or fails, it won’t change anything the proponents say it will.

SOS Filings:
Petition
AG Explanation
Vote YES on V – South Dakotans for Non-Partisan Elections  ballot question committee filings. Committee setup to support Amendment V.
NO ON AMENDMENT V ballot question committee filings.

Pro Sites:
South Dakotans for a NonPartisan Democracy website
South Dakotans for a NonPartisan Democracy Facebook

South Dakotans for a NonPartisan Democracy twitter
TakeItBack.org website
TakeItBack.org Facebook

TakeItBack.org twitter
TakeItBack.org YouTube

Con Sites:
VoteNoOnV Website
VoteNoOnV Facebook

Initiated Measures

Initiated Measure 21

Passed 75.58% – 24.42%

Set maximum finance charge for certain licensed money lenders

SoDakLiberty Posts about Initiated Measure 21

SoDakLiberty Stance: Voting No.

SOS Filings:
Petition
AG Explanation
South Dakota for Responsible Lending ballot question committee filings This committee was setup to support IM21

Give us Credit South Dakota ballot question committee filings.  This group was setup to oppose IM21.

Pro Sites:
Cap the Rate website
Cap the Rate Facebook

Con Sites:

Initiated Measure 22

Passed 51.62% – 48.38%

An initiated measure to revise State campaign finance and lobbying laws, create a publicly funded campaign finance program, create an ethics commission, and appropriate funds.

Also referred to as the “South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act”

SoDakLiberty Posts about Initiated Measure 22

SoDakLiberty Stance: Voting NO!

SOS Filings:
Petition
AG Explanation
Fiscal Impact Statement
South Dakotans for Ethics Reform ballot question committee filings This committee was setup to support IM22.

South Dakotans for Integrity ballot question committee. This committee was setup to support IM22.
Defeat22.com ballot question committee filings. This group was setup to oppose IM22.

Pro Sites:
South Dakotans for Ethics Reform website
Yes22.org
TakeItBack.org website
TakeItBack.org Facebook
TakeItBack.org twitter
TakeItBack.org YouTube
End Usury SD website
End Usury SD Facebook

Con Sites:
Defeat22.com Website
Defeat22 Facebook

Defeat22 Twitter

Initiated Measure 23

Defeated 20.31% – 79.69%

An initiated measure to give certain organizations the right to charge fees.

SoDakLiberty Posts about Initiated Measure 23

SoDakLiberty Stance: Voting NO!

SOS Filings:
Petition
AG Explanation
South Dakotans for Fairness ballot question committee filings This group was setup to support IM23.
Defending Workers Rights South Dakota ballot question committee filings. This committee was setup to fight against IM23.

NO ON 23 ballot question committee filings.
No on IM 23 ballot question committee filints.
South Dakotans for Freedom and Jobs ballot question committee filings. This committee was setup to fight against IM23.

Pro Sites:
VoteYes23.org website
VoteYes23.org Facebook
VoteYes23.org twitter

Con Sites:
Defending Workers’ Rights South Dakota Facebook
Vote No on 23 website
Vote No on 23 Facebook
Vote No on 23 Twitter

Referred Laws

Referred Law 19

Defeated 28.95% – 71.05%

Revise certain provisions regarding elections and election petitions.

Also referred to as the Incumbent Protection Plan

SoDakLiberty Posts about Referred Law 19

SoDakLiberty Stance: Voting NO!

SOS Filings:
Petition
SB 69 Text
AG’s Explanation
South Dakota for Fair Elections ballot question committee filings. This group was setup to get SB 69 referred to the voters.

Pro Sites:

Con Sites:

Referred Law 20

Defeated 28.87% – 71.13%

Establish a youth minimum wage.

SoDakLiberty Posts about Referred Law 20

SoDakLiberty Stance: Leaning towards YES vote

SOS Filings:
Petition
AG’S Explanation

SB 177 Text
SD Voice ballot question committee filings. This group was setup to refer SB 177 to the voters.

Pro Sites:

Con Sites:

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