2021 South Dakota Codified Laws
Title 12 - Elections
Chapter 13 - Constitutional Amendments And Submitted Questions
Section 12-13-23 - Distribution of public information.
12-13-23. Distribution of public information.
The secretary of state shall distribute public information on any amendment to the Constitution, initiated measure, or referred law submitted to the electors for approval. The secretary of state shall compile the public information by printing a statement in support of the amendment to the Constitution, initiated measure, or referred law written by its proponents, if any can be identified, and a statement against the amendment to the Constitution, initiated measure, or referred law written by its opponents, if any can be identified. No statement written by a proponent or an opponent may exceed three hundred words in length. The secretary of state is not responsible for the contents, objectivity, or accuracy of the statements written by the proponents and opponents. The pamphlet shall also include the attorney general's title, explanation, and a recitation of the effect of a "Yes" or "No" vote as written pursuant to §12-13-9 or 12-13-25.1; number of pages and sections in the proposed or referred language; and, if applicable, a fiscal note.
Source: SL 1992, ch 111, §1; SL 2006, ch 67, §5; SL 2017, ch 2, §11; SL 2018, ch 77, §3; SL 2018, ch 80, §6; SL 2020, ch 45, § 1.