Constitutional amendments might be tougher to approve

PIERRE, S.D. (KEVN) - South Dakota voters may have an important decision soon; making it tougher for a constitutional amendment to be approved.

(Senate Joint Resolution 1) was filed for the 2018 Legislative Session.

The resolution calls for a constitutional amendment to receive at least 55 percent of the vote to be approved. Now, that requirement is just a majority of the votes.

If the Legislature approves the resolution, it will go to a public vote at the next general election.