IM 22

Anti-Corruption Group Holds Forums Across The State

Apr 23, 2017
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The group promoting a constitutional amendment in the spirit of Initiated Measure 22 held a forum in Rapid City to discuss the new Voter Protection and Anti-Corruption Amendment.

The stop in Rapid City is one of many the group is holding across the state in the next couple weeks

Around seven people showed up for the Represent South Dakota forum at the Rapid City public library.

It’s one of nine stops the group is making to organize and place another ballot question similar to Initiated Measure 22 on the ballot.

House Restores Pre-IM 22 Campaign Finance Limits

Mar 7, 2017
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

South Dakota lawmakers want limits on campaign donations… to stay at the level they were before Initiated Measure 22.

Voter-approved IM 22 reduced the amount of cash people can put into South Dakota elections. Earlier this session, lawmakers repealed it. Now the South Dakota House of Representatives has amended a bill to revert to the old campaign finance caps.

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

Governor Dennis Daugaard says he wants out of state think tanks to stop experimenting with South Dakota’s constitution and laws.

One of those groups, along with several South Dakotans, stood outside the capitol urging lawmakers to accept the will of the voters.

During his annual State of the State address, Governor Dennis Daugaard says he supports repealing Initiated Measure 22. He says he wants constitutionally sound measures to replace portions of it.

SD Secretary of State

Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says she supports creating a state government ethics commission.
Voters approved an ethics commission in November at the ballot box, along with other reforms that make up Initiated Measure 22. Lawmakers are currently challenging the measure in court.

 Krebs says she’s already drafted legislation establishing a state ethics commission for lawmakers to consider.

Courtesy SD Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Marty Jackley is requesting a South Dakota court take a closer look at the constitutionality of several provisions in Initiated Measure twenty two.

Among those provisions are the campaign finance and lobbying limits that are a part of the Anti-Corruption Act

Earlier in the month, Judge Mark Barnett issued a preliminary injunction against I-M 22. That put the entire measure on hold.

However, Jackley says some portions of I-M 22 are constitutional. He’s requesting Judge Barnett take a closer look at his injunction.

Lawsuit Filed To Stop IM22

Nov 23, 2016
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Opponents of Initiated Measure 22 are challenging the constitutionality of the campaign reforms approved by voters earlier this month.

A group of state lawmakers, lobbyists, and citizens filed a lawsuit against IM22 in Hughes County Court Wednesday afternoon.

Supporters of IM 22 say this lawsuit goes against the will of voters.