Another petition is street-ready! Doug Kronaizl announces on Represent South Dakota’s Facebook page that Secretary of State Shantel Krebs has approved his group’s South Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment for circulation. This measure writes key campaign finance, lobbying, and ethics reforms from the voter-approved, Legislatively repealed Initiated Measure 22, plus measures to protect ballot measures from Legislative meddling, into the state constitution. The Anti-Corruption Amendment does not include IM22’s “Democracy Credits,” the public campaign financing plan. Read the full text of the measure online here.
Represent SD offers this video pitch for their petition:
Represent SD will have petitions to sign and training for circulators at kick-off events this weekend: Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Madison Saturday; Brookings, Huron, and Spearfish Sunday, and Vermillion Monday.
Bob Mercer notes that while Kronaizl is spokesman for the amendment push, the co-chairmen of this ballot question committee are former Republican legislator Mitch Richter and former Democratic legislator Darrell Solberg.