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North Dakota Veterans' Compensation, Measure 1 (1992)

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The North Dakota Veterans' Compensation Referendum, also known as Measure 1, was on the June 9, 1992 ballot in North Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure allowed the state to issue bonds to provide for the compensation to certain resident North Dakota veterans. This included veterans who were members of the regular active duty armed forces and who served in the Persian Gulf theater or in the Grenada, Lebanon, or Panama areas of armed conflict. It also included those who died while on orders to or from these conflicts.[2]

Election results

North Dakota Measure 1 (1992)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 82,448 60.92%
No52,88239.08%

Election results via: North Dakota Secretary of State, Official Vote of Primary Election, 1992

Text of measure

The language appeared in the session laws as:[3]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

STATEMENT OF INTENT

This measure allows the state to provide compensation to certain resident North Dakota veterans. The veterans entitled to compensation are those who were members of the regular active duty armed forces and who served in the Persian Gulf theatre or in the Grenada, Lebanon, or Panama areas of armed conflict or who died while on orders to or from the Persian Gulf theatre or in the Grenada, Lebanon, or Panama areas of armed conflict. This measure allows the Legislative Assembly to provide an appropriation or to provide for issuance of bonds of the state to provide necessary funds.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN:

That the following proposed new section of the Constitution of North Dakota is agreed to and must be submitted to the qualified electors of North Dakota at the next statewide election, in accordance with section 16 of article IV of the Constitution of North Dakota.

SECTION 1. A new section of the Constitution of North Dakota is created and enacted as follows:

The legislative assembly may provide for the payment of adjusted compensation to North Dakota residents who were members of the regular active duty armed forces and who served in the Persian Gulf theatre or in the Grenada, Lebanon, or Panama areas of armed conflict as designated by the President of the United States or to heirs of North Dakota residents who were members of the regular active duty armed forces and who died while on orders to or from the Persian Gulf theatre or in the Grenada, Lebanon, or Panama areas of armed conflict as designated by the President of the United States. The legislative assembly may provide a direct appropriation or provide for the issuance, sale, and delivery of bonds of the state of North Dakota in such principal amounts as determined by the legislative assembly to be necessary for the payment of adjusted compensation under this section. Adjusted compensation under this section may be paid at such rates, terms of service, and conditions as the legislative assembly provides.

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