Measure aims for majority rule on bond issues
Posted Thursday, February 4, 2010
Some school bond elections would pass if a simple majority
of citizens vote in favor, according to legislation filed in the Senate.
The proposed change, included in SB 146, is sponsored by
Sen. Dan Ahlers, D-Dell Rapids, and Rep. Todd Schlekeway, R-Sioux Falls.
According the measure, if more than 50 percent of eligible
citizens vote in an election, the bond will pass if 50 percent vote in favor.
If turnout is less than 50 percent, the current 60 percent threshold still
ASBSD supports the legislation.
Categories:2010 Legislative Session, School Facilities,
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