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Measure Details

An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Adding Balanced Budget Requirements

South Dakota Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment P

Election: Nov. 6, 2012 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Constitution
Government Budget and Spending

Yes
215,659
(64.6%)

Argument For

No
118,165
(35.4%)

Argument Against

Measure Text

While the constitution currently restricts the State from incurring debt, it does not expressly require the State to have a balanced budget. Amendment P requires the Governor to propose a balanced budget. In addition, Amendment P existing available funds. The amendment is not intended to affect other constitutional provisions.

A vote "Yes" will include balanced budget requirements in the Constitution.

A vote "No" will leave the Constitution as it is.

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