North Dakota Oil Taxes for Wildlife Projects Amendment (2012)
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The proposed measure would have redirected 5% of oil production and extraction tax revenues to a wildlife projects fund. The wildlife fund would have been managed by a nine-member appointed board. State estimates indicated that the fund could collect between $51 million and $84 million annually.
Supporters included Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited and the North Dakota Natural Resources Trust.
Path to the ballot
- See also: North Dakota signature requirements
On September 4, 2012, Secretary Jaeger announced that the measure would not be on the ballot due to the invalidation of hundreds of signatures. It was determined during the verification process that several signature gatherers for the measure committed petition fraud by falsifying signatures.
- Associated Press,"Proposed North Dakota amendment reserves state oil taxes for wildlife, water projects," January 12, 2012
- Associated Press,"Petition approved for ND amendment that takes portion of oil taxes for outdoors projects," January 25, 2012
- INFORUM "North Dakota putting chunk of oil money in outdoor fund may be on ballot," August 6, 2012
- Associated Press,"ND marijuana, conservation initiatives rejected; NDSU footballers accused of petition fraud," September 4, 2012