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AG releases final explanations on 2 legislature-backed ballot measures

South Dakota Office of Attorney General

The Attorney General’s Office released final ballot explanations for two potential constitutional amendments put forth by South Dakota legislators.

Senate Joint Resolution 501 would authorize the state to impose a work requirement on people who are eligible for expanded Medicaid benefits. 

Read the full final explanation here.

Senate Joint Resolution 505 would update the text of the State Constitution regarding gender references for certain offices.

Read the full final explanation here.

Both proposed constitutional amendments will appear on this year’s general election ballot. A majority vote is required to pass each measure.

The explanations come after a review of comments received during a 10-day comment period. The AG’s office said only one comment was received.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."