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          5:02:08:07.  Form of initiative petition. Prior to July 1, 2010, the initiative petition form shall follow the specifications provided in this section that were in effect on December 9, 2009.


The initiative petition shall be in the following form:




          WE, THE UNDERSIGNED qualified voters of the state of South Dakota, petition that the following proposed law be submitted to the voters of the state of South Dakota at the general election on November ____, _____, for their approval or rejection pursuant to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota.



          Attorney General Explanation:

          The text of the proposed law is as follows:

          Be it enacted by the people of South Dakota.


(Insert the instructions to voters and signature blanks prescribed in ยง 5:02:08:00.03.)




          INSTRUCTIONS TO CIRCULATOR: This section (bold) must (unbold) be completed following circulation and before filing.


Print name of the circulator                 Residence Address                                 City                  State


I, under oath, state that I circulated the above petition, that each signer personally signed this petition in my presence, that I made reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge each person signing the petition is a qualified voter in the county indicated on the signature line, that no state statute regarding petition circulation was knowingly violated, and that either the signer or I added the printed name, the residence address of the signer, the date of signing, and the county of voter registration.


                                                                                       Signature of Circulator


Sworn to before me this ________ day of _____________, ______.


               (Seal)                                                               ____________________________________

                                                                                       Signature of Officer Administering Oath

My Commission Expires _______________


                                                                                       Title of Officer Administering Oath


          Source: 2 SDR 46, effective December 30, 1975; 3 SDR 69, effective April 10, 1977; 6 SDR 25, effective September 24, 1979; 16 SDR 20, effective August 10, 1989; 26 SDR 168, effective June 25, 2000; 33 SDR 230, effective July 1, 2007; 36 SDR 112, effective January 11, 2010.

          General Authority: SDCL 12-1-9(7).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 2-1-1, 2-1-6.2, 2-1-7, 2-1-10.


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