UPDATE: House Joint Resolution is scheduled for hearing in Senate State Affairs Committee on March 1. 

House Join Resolution 5003 would increase the threshold for a constitutional amendment to be passed from simple majority to three-fifths of all votes. 

House Joint Resolution 5003: Proposing and submitting to the voters at the next general election a new section to Article XI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to a three-fifths requirement for certain initiated constitutional amendments or measures. 

We oppose House Joint Resolution 5003 as one of many repeated attacks on the direct democracy in South Dakota.

Sponsors

Representatives Hansen (prime), Blare, Dennert, Deutsch, Finck, Fitzgerald, Goodwin, Gosch, Gross, Haugaard, Hoffman, Jensen (Phil), Mills, Mortenson, Mulally, Otten (Ernie), Perry, Reimer, Tidemann, Weis, Wiese, and Willadsen and Senators Schoenbeck (pri

Status

Passed Committeee

Session

2021

Bill number

Position

Oppose