Full text of the amendment is as follows:
Title: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution repealing certain reimbursement restrictions for travel by legislators to and from a legislative session.
Explanation: The Constitution fixes the mileage reimbursement rate for legislators at five cents per mile for their travel to and from a legislative session.
Constitutional Amendment N repeals this constitutional limitation and allows legislator travel reimbursement to be set by the Legislature.
“Yes” will eliminate the fixed travel reimbursement rate.
“No” will leave the Constitution as it is.
The reimbursement is firmly fixed in the 19th century. It is time to remove this from the constitution and let it be set at some reasonable level to ensure that legislators are not impoverished by reason of their travels to the place of congress.
Constant Conservative recommends a “Yes” vote on Amendment N.