North Dakota Sunday Noon Business Openings Initiative, Measure 4 (1986)

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The North Dakota Sunday Noon Business Openings Initiative, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in North Dakota as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated.[1][2] The measure would have banned the following business behaviors between midnight and noon on Sundays:[3]

  • Engaging in or conduct business or labor for profit in the usual manner and location
  • Operating a place of business open to the public
  • Authorizing or directing that employees or agents to take action prohibited under the two prior points

The measure also would have prohibited the sale of motor vehicles on Sundays. Additionally, it would have prohibited employers from requiring full-time employees to work seven consecutive days in an establishment whose business is selling merchandise at retail.[3]

Election results

North Dakota Measure 4 (1986)
Defeatedd No172,57759.92%
Yes 115,422 40.08%

Election results via: North Dakota Secretary of State, Official Vote of General Election, 1986

Text of measure

The full text of the amended statutory language can be read here.

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