A Senate committee is advancing a bill that increases the percentage vote needed to change the state’s constitution.
Critics say the increase makes it harder for South Dakotans to change their constitution.
Proponents say it protects the constitution from out of state interests.
If passed through the house and senate and signed by the governor, Senate Joint Resolution will ask voters to increase the required voting threshold for a constitutional change to 55 percent.
The resolution came out of a summer study committee that met over the summer.