A. G. Explanation Released for Referred Law 19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Attorney General Explanation Released for Referred Law 19 Involving Revisions of State Laws Regarding Elections and Election Petitions
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has delivered to the Secretary of State an Attorney General Explanation for Referred Law 19. In 2015, the Legislature enacted Senate Bill 69 involving revisions of state laws regarding elections and election petitions. That law was scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2015. The enactment of the law, however, was suspended due to the successful filing of a referral petition. The Secretary of State certified the law as Referred Law 19. It will not become law unless approved by a majority vote at the November 2016 general election. The title of the Attorney General’s Explanation reads:
An Act to revise State laws regarding elections and election petitions.
Under South Dakota law, the Attorney General is responsible for preparing explanations for proposed initiated measures, referred laws, and South Dakota Constitutional Amendments. The explanation is an objective, clear, and a simple summary to describe for voters the purpose and effect of a ballot measure. The Attorney General Explanation is not a statement either for or against the ballot measure.
To view the Attorney General Explanation for Referred Law 19, please click on the link.
To date the Attorney General has released Attorney General Explanations for several other ballot measures. To view these explanations on the Secretary of State’s website, please click on the link: