North Dakota House Concurrent Resolution 3034 (2013)
|North Dakota House Concurrent Resolution 3034 (2013)|
|Legislature:||North Dakota Legislative Assembly|
|Sponsor(s):||Listed in article|
|Introduced:||January 15, 2013|
|State house:||March 21, 2013|
|State senate:||April 19, 2013|
|Signed:||April 26, 2013|
|State law:||Laws governing initiatives in North Dakota|
|Code:||North Dakota Constitution: Powers Reserved to the People|
|Section:||Article III, Section 216|
|Impact on initiative rights|
North Dakota House Concurrent Resolution 3034 was introduced on January 15, 2013, and signed by governor Jack Dalrymple on April 26, 2013. This measure must now be presented to the North Dakota voters on June 2014 election ballot. If approved by the voters, it would take effect in 2015.
According to the group Citizens in Charge, this bill would impede the initiative process because it would cause initiative backers to lose the ability to gather at the state fair, the big gathering opportunity for petitioners.
- HCR 3034 changes the submission deadline for initiative petitions from 90 to 120 days before the election.
- HCR 3034 requires that any complaints or proceedings filed against the initiative petition must be filed with the Supreme Court at least 75 days before the election date of the measure.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures website HCR 3034: "Amends the constitution to change the submission deadline for initiative petitions from 90 to 120 days before the election. [It] Requires that any proceedings brought against any petition upon any ground must be filed with the supreme court no later than seventy-five days before the date of the statewide election at which the measure is to be voted upon."
HB 1451 was sponsored by 6 Republican state legislators; four were Representatives and two were Senators.
- William Kretschmar (R-28)
- Roger Brabandt (R-5)
- Lois Delmore (D-43)
- Andrew Maragos (R-3)
- Gary Paur (R-19)
- Robert Erbele (R-28)
Note: Underlined text is proposed for addition while
struck through text is proposed for deletion.
The full text of the proposed amendment is:
This measure would change the filing deadlines for the submission of initiated measure petitions from ninety days to one hundred twenty days before a statewide election and provide that challenges to decisions of the secretary of state regarding measure petitions must be filed with the supreme court no later than seventy-five days before the election. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF NORTH DAKOTA, THE SENATE
CONCURRING THEREIN: That the following proposed amendment of sections 5, 6, and 7 of article III of the Constitution of North Dakota are agreed to and must be submitted to the qualified electors of North Dakota at the primary election to be held in 2014, in accordance with section 16 of article IV of the Constitution of North Dakota.
SECTION 1. AMENDMENT. Section 5 of article III of the Constitution of North Dakota is amended
and reenacted as follows:
Section 5. An initiative petition shall be submitted not less than
SECTION 2. AMENDMENT. Section 6 of article III of the Constitution of North Dakota is amended
and reenacted as follows:
Section 6. The secretary of state shall pass upon each petition, and if
SECTION 3. AMENDMENT. Section 7 of article III of the Constitution of North Dakota is amended and reenacted as follows:
Section 7. All decisions of the secretary of state in the petition process are subject to review by
the supreme court in the exercise of original jurisdiction. A proceeding to review a decision of the
secretary of state must be filed with the supreme court no later than seventy-five days before the date
of the statewide election at which the measure is to be voted upon. If
- Changes in 2013 to laws governing ballot measures
- Laws governing the initiative process in North Dakota
- Laws governing ballot measures in North Dakota
- North Dakota State Legislature
- North Dakota 2014 ballot measures
- Citizens in Charge 2013 Legislative tracker, accessed January 27, 2014
- National Conference of State Legislatures website, accessed January 20, 2014
- Openstates.org, North Dakota HCR 3034, accessed January 21, 2014
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- North Dakota Legislature website, Text of HCR 3034, accessed January 21, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.