North Dakota Tobacco Settlement Constitutional Amendment (2010)

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The North Dakota Tobacco Settlement Constitutional Amendment may appear on the 2010 ballot in North Dakota.[1] Proposed by Sen. John Andrist, the measure proposed overturning the provisions endorsed by about 54% of the state's voters in 2008 when they approved the North Dakota Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program Initiative.

The basic issue is how the state should use the money that regularly flows into its coffers from a tobacco lawsuit. The 2008 initiative earmarked the tobacco settlement funds for particular purposes, such as prevention.

According to Andrist, the 2008 initiative may have been unconstitutional and thus, subject to lawsuits. He thinks the state's voters should re-consider it.[2]

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Approveda North Dakota Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program Petition (2008)

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