North Dakota Initiative Measure Fiscal Impact Referendum, Constitutional Measure 2 (2004)

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The North Dakota Initiative Measure Fiscal Impact Referendum, also known as Constitutional Measure 2, was on the June 8, 2004 ballot in North Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure authorized the legislative assembly to provide by law a procedure for determining the fiscal impact of initiated measures and for making that information available to the public.[2]

Election results

North Dakota Constitutional Measure 2 (2004)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 54,048 69.42%
No23,81230.58%

Election results via: North Dakota Secretary of State, Official Vote of Primary Election, 2004

Text of measure

See also: North Dakota Constitution, Article III, Section 2

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE NO. 2
(House Concurrent Resolution No. 3069, 2003 Session Laws, Ch. 579)

This constitutional measure would amend section 2 of article III of the North Dakota Constitution.

This measure would authorize the legislative assembly to provide by law a procedure for determining the fiscal impact of initiated measures and for making that information available to the public.

A “YES” vote means you approve the measure as summarized above.

A “NO” vote means you reject the measure as summarized above. [4]

Constitutional changes

The measure amended Section 2 of Article III of the North Dakota Constitution to read as follows with the crossed out text being removed and the underlined text being added:[5]

Section 2. A petition to initiate or to refer a measure shall must be presented to the secretary of state for approval as to form. A request for approval shall must be presented over the names and signatures of twenty-five or more electors as sponsors, one of whom shall must be designated as chairman of the sponsoring committee. The secretary of state shall approve the petition for circulation if it is in proper form and contains the names and addresses of the sponsors and the full text of the measure.

The legislative assembly may provide by law for a procedure through which the legislative council may establish an appropriate method for determining the fiscal impact of an initiative measure and for making the information regarding the fiscal impact of the measure available to the public.

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