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Part Two The South Dakota Constitution and Commentary, Art.IX Local Government

From: The South Dakota State Constitution

Patrick M. Garry

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2023

An amendment, approved by the voters on November 7, 1972, combined Articles IX and X into a revised Article IX. This amendment simplified the provisions with respect to local government and removed some of the restrictions and requirements on local government. The amendment also abolished the constitutional status of county officers, simplified the home rule provisions and extended them to counties, and removed certain constitutional restrictions on municipal taxing and borrowing powers. A later amendment proposing new authorizations for local initiatives to...
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