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Attorney General Explanation Released for Constitutional Amendment Regarding the Ability of Adults to Buy, Sell, or Rent Any Property or Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Friday, March 16, 2018

CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215   

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment has been filed with the Secretary of State. The explanation will appear on a petition that will be circulated by the sponsor of the amendment.  If the sponsor obtains a sufficient number of signatures, the amendment will be placed on the ballot for the November 2020 general election.

The amendment is entitled “An initiated amendment to the South Dakota Constitution allowing people to buy, sell, or rent any property or service.”

Under South Dakota law, the Attorney General is responsible for preparing explanations for proposed initiated measures, referred laws, and South Dakota Constitutional Amendments. Specifically, the explanation includes a title, an objective, clear and simple summary of the purpose and effect of the proposed amendment and a description of the legal consequences. The Attorney General Explanation is not a statement either for or against the proposed amendment.

Attorney General Explanation for Constitutional Amendment (allowing people to buy, sell, or rent any property or service)