North Dakota 2012 ballot measures

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Eleven ballot measures were certified for the 2012 ballot in North Dakota.

State signature requirements required that proposed initiated state statutes and veto referenda collect a minimum of 13,452 signatures, while initiated constitutional amendments need 26,904. The deadline to submit signatures for the June 12 ballot in North Dakota was March 14, 2012, while the deadline to submit signatures for the November 6 ballot was August 8, 2012.[1]

On the ballot

June 12:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of gov't Allows legislators to be appointed to full-time appointive state office Approveda


CICA Measure 2 Taxes Eliminates property taxes as a source of state revenue Defeatedd


CICA Measure 3 Religion Prohibits gov't from burdening person or organization from religious liberty Defeatedd


VR Measure 4 Motto and symbols Repeals the North Dakota Legislature's decision to allow UND to drop the Fighting Sioux nickname. Approveda


November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of gov't Revokes the authority for the poll tax and remove the offensive language Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Admin of gov't Requires the governor and other executive officials to take an oath of office Approveda


CICA Measure 3 Animal rights Blocks any law which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers. Approveda


CISS Measure 4 Smoking bans Bana smoking in all indoor workplaces. Approveda


CISS Measure 5 Treatment of animals Makes it a felony to maliciously harm a cat, dog, or horse, with exemptions for people with occupations involving animals. Defeatedd


Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Alcohol Tax Increase Initiative Alcohol Taxes on beer, wine and liquor Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Term Limits Amendment Term limits Would limit legislators and executive branch office holders to two terms Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Read Bills Before Vote Initiative Admin of gov't Requires lawmakers to swear they've read a bill before they vote to approve it Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment Redistricting measure Established a five-member commission to draw new legislative districts every 10 years Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Board of Education Amendment Education Would place public education - Kindergarten through college - under one board Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Fireworks Referendum Business Would allow bottle rocket sales to people older than 17 Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Abortion Procedure Ban Abortion Would ban the use of instruments that would decapitate or crush the skull of a fetus Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Redistricting Amendment Redistricting Would require that legislative district lines be drawn by an independent commission Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Education Reserve Fund Amendment Education Would reserve earnings from the state's "foundation aid stabilization fund" for annual scholarships Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Healthcare Amendment Healthcare Would allow residents to choose their health care insurance plans Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Second Election for Initiatives Amendment Elections Gives the legislature the authority to put revised initiatives back on the ballot for another vote, as well as initiatives that were previously rejected Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Pharmacy Ownership Repeal Healthcare Would repeal North Dakota's pharmacy ownership law. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA University Nickname Amendment Motto and symbols Would allow for the University of North Dakota to use the "Fighting Sioux" nickname. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Oil Taxes for Wildlife Projects Amendment Taxes Would redirect 5% of oil tax revenues to a wildlife projects fund. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Medical Marijuana Initiative Marijuana Would allow patients with debilitating illnesses to use marijuana if recommended by a doctor. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

Local ballot measures

See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2012

No local measures have been identified for 2012.

See also

North Dakota

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References

  1. [Confirmed via email with the North Dakota Secretary of State on January 24, 2011]