Group proposes new constitutional amendment on government ethics

Published: May. 7, 2017 at 12:16 PM CDT
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A group of South Dakota political activists met at the Downtown Sioux Falls Library Saturday to talk about a new constitutional amendment on government ethics.

"We are talking about the new voter protection and anti-corruption amendment, really intended to do two things," Doug Kronaizl said. "It's intended to kind of take those steps that the legislature really didn't take in the last legislative session."

Represent South Dakota was a huge supporter of Initiated Measure 22.

The group said the legislature did not go far enough to replace the voter-approved measure, and has submitted a proposed constitutional amendment that it hopes to begin circulating for petition signatures beginning this June.

The group's hope is to get at least 34,000 signatures to make sure their ethics and government accountability proposal makes it to a public vote.