Five state ballot measures scheduled to appear on North Dakota's November ballot

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October 15, 2012

By Bailey Ludlam


BISMARCK, North Dakota: A total of five state ballot measures are scheduled to appear on the November 6, 2012 ballot in North Dakota. Already in 2012, voters will decide on 1 seat in the U.S. Senate and in the U.S. House, 6 state executive positions, 25 seats in the state senate and 50 seats in the state house.

Below is a snapshot of the five statewide measures on the ballot:

Measure 1:

This constitutional measure would repeal section 6 of Article X of the North Dakota Constitution. This measure would eliminate the authority of the legislative assembly to levy an annual poll tax.[1]

Measure 2:

This constitutional measure would amend and reenact section 4 of Article Xl of the North Dakota Constitution. This measure would require members of the executive branch of state government to take the oath of office as prescribed in this section.[1]

Measure 3:

Text of Section 29:The right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state. No law shall be enacted which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers to employ agricultural technology, modern livestock production and ranching practices.[1]

Measure 4:

This initiated statutory measure would amend chapter 23-12 of the North Dakota Century Code. This measure would prohibit smoking, including the use of electronic smoking devices, in public places and most places of employment in the state, including certain outdoor areas. It would provide notification and enforcement responsibilities, along with penalties for violations.[1]

Measure 5:

This initiated statutory measure would create section 36-21.1-02.1 of the North Dakota Century Code. This measure would make it a class C felony for an individual to maliciously and intentionally harm a living dog, cat or horse and provide a court with certain sentencing options. The measure would not apply to production agriculture, or to lawful activities of hunters and trappers, licensed veterinarians, scientific researchers, or to individuals engaged in lawful defense of life or property.[1]

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