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Ballot Measures

2014 South Dakota Ballot Measures

 
 

Abortion

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 11: Reinstate Prohibition Against Abortion Failed
 
 

Business and Consumers

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment H: Repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 9: South Dakota Small Investors Protection Act. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Referred Law 12: An Act to Prohibit Smoking Tobacco or Carrying Lighted Tobacco Products in Certain Places and to Require Certain Persons to Inform Violators of the Prohibition Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment M: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Regarding Certain Provisions Relating to Corporations Failed
 
 

Campaign Finance and Elections

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 10: South Dakota Open and Clean Government Act Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment K: An Amendment to Article VI of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Right of Individuals to Vote by Secret Ballot Passed
 
 

Constitution

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment J: Eliminate term limits for legislators Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment I: Provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment H: Repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment G: Repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment K: An Amendment to Article VI of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Right of Individuals to Vote by Secret Ballot Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment L: An Amendment to Article XIII of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Trust Fund Created from the Proceeds of the State Cement Enterprise Sales Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment P: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Adding Balanced Budget Requirements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment M: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Regarding Certain Provisions Relating to Corporations Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment Q: Authorization of Roulette, Keno, and Craps in the City of Deadwood Passed
 
 

Economy and Fiscal

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 14: An Act to Establish the Large Project Development Fund Failed
 
 

Employment and Affirmative Action

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 16: An Education Reform Act to Establish a Teacher Scholarship Program; Create a Program for Math and Science Teacher Bonuses; Create a Program for Teacher Merit Bonuses; Mandate a Uniform Teacher and Principal Evaluation System; and Eliminate State Requirements for Teacher Tenure Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 South Dakota Initiated Measure 18: An Initiated Measure to Increase the State Minimum Wage Passed
 
 

Entitlements and the Safety Net

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
 
 

Finance and Banking

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 9: South Dakota Small Investors Protection Act. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment M: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Regarding Certain Provisions Relating to Corporations Failed
 
 

Gambling and Gaming

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2014 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment Q: Authorization of Roulette, Keno, and Craps in the City of Deadwood Passed
 
 

Government Budget and Spending

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment L: An Amendment to Article XIII of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Trust Fund Created from the Proceeds of the State Cement Enterprise Sales Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment O: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Changing the Method for Distributions from the Cement Plant Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 14: An Act to Establish the Large Project Development Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment P: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Adding Balanced Budget Requirements Passed
 
 

Government Operations

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 10: South Dakota Open and Clean Government Act Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment N: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Repealing Certain Reimbursement Restrictions for Travel by Legislators to and from a Legislative Session Failed
 
 

Health and Health Care

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 11: Reinstate Prohibition Against Abortion Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Referred Law 12: An Act to Prohibit Smoking Tobacco or Carrying Lighted Tobacco Products in Certain Places and to Require Certain Persons to Inform Violators of the Prohibition Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Initiated Measure 13: An Initiated Measure to Authorize the Possession, Use and Cultivation of Marijuana by and for Persons with Specified Debilitating Medical Conditions Registered with the Department of Health Failed
 
 

Health Insurance

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 South Dakota Initiated Measure 17: An Initiated Measure to Require Health Insurers to Include All Willing and Qualified Health Care Providers on Their Provider Lists Passed
 
 

Infrastructure

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment L: An Amendment to Article XIII of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Trust Fund Created from the Proceeds of the State Cement Enterprise Sales Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment O: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Changing the Method for Distributions from the Cement Plant Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 14: An Act to Establish the Large Project Development Fund Failed
 
 

K-12 Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 16: An Education Reform Act to Establish a Teacher Scholarship Program; Create a Program for Math and Science Teacher Bonuses; Create a Program for Teacher Merit Bonuses; Mandate a Uniform Teacher and Principal Evaluation System; and Eliminate State Requirements for Teacher Tenure Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
 
 

Labor Unions

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment K: An Amendment to Article VI of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Right of Individuals to Vote by Secret Ballot Passed
 
 

Legislative Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment J: Eliminate term limits for legislators Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment I: Provide for a maximum of forty legislative days each year. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment G: Repeal certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment N: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Repealing Certain Reimbursement Restrictions for Travel by Legislators to and from a Legislative Session Failed
 
 

Marijuana Legalization

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Initiated Measure 13: An Initiated Measure to Authorize the Possession, Use and Cultivation of Marijuana by and for Persons with Specified Debilitating Medical Conditions Registered with the Department of Health Failed
 
 

Unemployed and Low-Income

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 South Dakota Initiated Measure 18: An Initiated Measure to Increase the State Minimum Wage Passed
 
 

Women

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 11: Reinstate Prohibition Against Abortion Failed
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