A North Dakota Fireworks Referendum
may appear on the November 2, 2010
statewide ballot in North Dakota
as a initiated state statute
. The proposed initiative calls for changing a state law that prohibited the sale and distribution of bottle rockets. The state law was approved by the legislature
in 2009 and went into effect in August 2009. Specifically, the measure would allow bottle rocket sales to people older than 17 years old.
According to reports, the petition was filed on May 11, 2010 and as of late May was approved for circulation.
Path to the ballot
- See also: North Dakota signature requirements
The petition is valid for one year and may still appear on the 2012 ballot. The petition is valid until May 27, 2011. According to new census numbers, the measure now requires a minimum of 13,452 valid signatures in order to qualify for the 2012 ballot.
In order to qualify for the November 2010 ballot initiative supporters were required to collect 12,844 signatures by August 4, 2010. However, as of petition deadline day, no signatures were filed.