North Dakota Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity, Measure 2 (1996)

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The North Dakota Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity Referendum, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in North Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have provided that, notwithstanding any other provision of the constitution, no law suit could be brought against the state or an employee of the state acting within the employee's official capacity unless the legislative assembly provides by law the type of claims and the procedure through which those claims may be brought against the state or its employees.[2]

Election results

North Dakota Measure 2 (1996)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No140,59058.66%
Yes 99,095 41.34%

Election results via: North Dakota Secretary of State, Official Vote of General Election, 1996

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This measure would have provide that, notwithstanding any other provision of the constitution, no law suit could be brought against the state or an employee of the state acting within the employee's official capacity unless the legislative assembly provides by law the type of claims and the procedure through which those claims may be brought against the state or its employees.[2]

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