House State Affairs Committee passes initiated measure bill

PIERRE, S.D. (KJJQ) – The House State Affairs Committee passed a bill that says initiated measures must be limited to a single subject.

House Bill 1007 started out as a proposal that would have established a committee to review all ballot measures.

It was hoghoused to this new version and was supported by Representative Tona Rozum of Mitchell.

Cory Heidelberger of Aberdeen spoke in opposition. He listed several reasons, including the fact that South Dakota voters already reject measures that are too complicated.

Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson of Sioux Falls says it allows the voters to have a clear understanding of a measure.

The measure passed 10-3 and now goes to the House floor.