North Dakota United States Constitutional Convention, Measure 6 (1996)

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North Dakota Constitutional Measure 6 relates to the United States Congress calling a Constitutional Convention. It was on the November 5, 1996 election ballot in North Dakota where it was defeated, with 44.4% of voters in favor.

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The language that appeared on the ballot:

This measure would provide for the people of North Dakota to act as the legislature of this state for the sole purpose of applying to the United States Congress to call a constitutional convention according to Article 5 of the United States Constitution. The application would request that the constitutional convention consider a constitutional amendment which would limit members of the United States House of Representatives to serve three terms and members of the United States Senate to serve two terms. Representatives serving at the time of ratification of the constitutional amendment would be limited to two additional terms and senators to one additional term.

This measure also designates the North Dakota Supreme Court as having original and exclusive jurisdiction over any challenges to this initiative. This measure further provides that the North Dakota Supreme Court would have no jurisdiction to determine whether the measure conflicts with the Constitution of North Dakota.

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