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This brings up a point that should be made - This coming Tuesday is the deadline for initiated measures to be filed with the Secretary of State. And there's a lot of them still out there:
Smoking tax signatures submitted
By Scott Waltman, American News Writer
More than 25,000 signatures have been turned into the state in an attempt to put a tobacco tax measure on the ballot.
If enough are authenticated, residents will vote in November whether to increase the state's tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Just more than 16,700 signatures must be approved to force the vote.
Initiated Measure to provide safe access to medical marijuana for certain qualified persons. View full text of petition.
Initiated Measure to revise certain provisions related to county zoning and conditional use requests. View full text of petition. (Note: This petition text replaces a similar measure filed on June 9, 2005)
Initiated Measure to increase the tax on cigarettes and tobacco products, to dedicate the revenue for tobacco prevention and cessation programs, property tax reduction, education enhancement, and health care, and to make an annual appropriation therefore. View full text of petition.
Initiated Measure to change the school start date. View full text of petition.
Initiated Measure to impose a consumption fee on the retail sale of alcoholic beverages in the amount of one percent of the gross sales price of the alcoholic beverage. View full text of petition.
Initiated Measure to define certain contests which would not be considered gambling. View full text of petition.
Initiated Measure to place certain restrictions on the use of state-owned aircraft. View full text of petition.
Initiated Measure to repeal video lottery. View full text of petition.
Initiated Measure to repeal the four percent (4%) gross receipts tax imposed by South Dakota Codified Law Chapter 10-33A upon wireless telecommunication services. View full text of petition.
Referred law: An Act to establish certain legislative findings, to reinstate the prohibition against certain acts causing the termination of an unborn human life, to prescribe a penalty therefor, and to provide for the implementation of such provisions under certain circumstances. View full text of petition.Who will we see on the ballot? I think we won't see the Medical Marijuana petition, the Alcohol Tax Petition, or the poker legalization measure being submitted. I hear we might see the video lottery one come in. But as far as the rest, it's a crapshoot.
Stay tuned for the deadline this next week.