Measure 1 Brings Changes to How ND Laws are Passed

Big changes will be made to how laws get passed in North Dakota. That’s because Measure 1 narrowly won with 54 percent of the state’s support.

Immediate impacts of the new law include an ethics commission. It will be made up of 5 members, chosen by the governor and the senate majority and minority leaders. Lobbyist will no longer be able to give gifts to lawmakers– giving our legislators less incentive to push bills through. We spoke with the three women who spearheaded this bill about what it means to them.

Dina Butcher: “If you’re operating in the sun light already, you don’t have anything to be concerned about. That’s all we want to see, that everyone is operating under the same frame of reference and guidelines.”

Another part of this measure that will be enacted in 3 years, legislators will have to fully disclose where their donations come from, and how it can impact our laws.
 

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