2019 Senate Joint Resolution 1 - Introduced

State of South Dakota  
NINETY-FOURTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2019  

553B0154   SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION   NO.  1  

Introduced by:    Senators Rusch, Cammack, Kolbeck, Maher, Novstrup, Otten (Ernie), Stalzer, Steinhauer, White, and Youngberg and Representatives Karr, Deutsch, Duvall, Finck, Lesmeister, Qualm, Rasmussen, Ring, and Smith (Jamie)
 

        A JOINT RESOLUTION, Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, related to terms of office for members of the Legislature.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN:
    Section 1. That at the next general election held in the state, the following amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, as set forth in section 2 of this Joint Resolution, which is hereby agreed to, shall be submitted to the electors of the state for approval.
    Section 2. That Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, be amended to read as follows:
    § 6. The terms term of office of the members of the Legislature shall be two four years; they. The members shall receive for their services the salary fixed by law under the provisions of § 2 of article XXI of this Constitution, and five cents for every mile of necessary travel in going to

and returning from the place of meeting of the Legislature on the most usual route.

    No A person may not serve more than four two consecutive terms or a total of eight consecutive years in the senate and more than four two consecutive terms or a total of eight consecutive years in the house of representatives. However, this restriction does not apply to partial terms to which a legislator may be appointed The limitation under this section does not include any term for which the Governor made an appointment to fill a vacancy under § 10 of article III of this Constitution.
    A regular session of the Legislature shall be held each year and shall not exceed forty legislative days, excluding Sundays, holidays, and legislative recess, except in cases of impeachment, and members. Members of the Legislature shall receive no other pay or perquisites except salary and mileage during a regular session.
    Section 3. Notwithstanding § 2-1-12, the effective date of this amendment is January 1, 2023.

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