Ballot measure pushes back on lawmakers wanting a role on initiated measures

1020 ND Capitol Building 1_1556143540601.png.jpg

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A citizen group has drafted a proposed ballot measure that aims to restrict the Legislature from making it more difficult for voters to change the state constitution.

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger says his office received the proposed petition Thursday.

The Legislature this month approved a resolution that allows lawmakers to vote on an initiated measure following voters’ approval. Any initiated measures would go back to voters for final approval if it fails to win lawmakers’ endorsement.

Voters must approve that change in 2020.

The proposed ballot measure goes beyond that, restricting the Legislature from changing the state constitution’s “powers reserved to the people.”

Supporters of the idea need to collect about 27,000 signatures to get it on the ballot.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Stories

More Local News

Recent Videos

Brent's Bearded Brigade

Warm temperatures highlight the forecast

Thursday, November 26th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Morning Forecast - Dave Holder

UMary Women's Basketball

Vaccine Questions

SYSK: Dr. Perk

KX Convo: Ebonie Siemer

Traveling Nurse

New Unit

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 11/25

Porch Pirates

Slumberland Donation

No Shave

Tom's Wednesday Afternoon #OneMinuteForecast 11/25

KX News Daily Report 11-25-20

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Morning Forecast - Dave Holder


Minot Minotauros

UMary Men's Basketball

KX Convo: Dr. Stephen McDonough

More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss