State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2019
||HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1006 |
Introduced by: Representatives Karr and Bartels and Senator Cronin
A JOINT RESOLUTION, Proposing and submitting to voters an amendment to the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, revising legislative terms of office.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, THE SENATE 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 of office of the members of the Legislature shall be
two four years; they 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 person may serve more than
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.
Any person having already served one, two, or three consecutive years is eligible for two four-year terms. Any person having served four, five, six, or seven consecutive years is eligible for one four-year term. Any person having served eight consecutive years is not eligible for a four-year term.
A regular session of the Legislature shall be held each year and
not exceed forty legislative days, excluding Sundays, holidays and legislative recess, except in cases of impeachment, and members of the Legislature shall receive no other pay or perquisites except salary and mileage.
Section 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 2-1-12, the effective date of this amendment is January 1, 2022.