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Farming and Ranching Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:North Dakota Constitution
Referred by:Citizens
Topic:Treatment of animals
Status:Approveda
The North Dakota Farming and Ranching Amendment was on the 2012 ballot in North Dakota as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1]

The measure, sponsored by the North Dakota Farm Bureau, called for a constitutional amendment that would block any law "which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers to employ agricultural technology, modern livestock production and ranching practices."[2]

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
North Dakota Measure 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 201,920 66.89%
No99,93433.11%

Officials results obtained from the North Dakota Secretary of State.

Text of measure

Constitutional changes

The proposed measure adds a new section to Article XI of the North Dakota Constitution. The new section would read as follows:

Text of Section 29:

The right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state. No law shall be enacted which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers to employ agricultural technology, modern livestock production and ranching practices.

Support

The campaign in support of the measure was led by N.D. Feeding Families Committee.

Opposition

No formal opposition was identified.

Path to the ballot

See also: North Dakota signature requirements

Supporters were required to collect and submit a minimum of 26,904 valid signatures by August 8, 2012 in order to qualify the proposed measure for the 2012 statewide ballot.[3]

The initiative was officially filed with the state on August 1, 2011. Fifteen days later on August 16 the North Dakota Secretary of State approved the proposed initiative for petition circulation.[4]

On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced that sufficient signatures had been gathered and that the measure was qualified for the ballot.[5]

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