Listen to a segment on the Joel Heitkamp show discussing this issue:
During the 2013 Legislative Session, many efforts were made to change the way Initiated Measure and Referral System works in North Dakota. Most of these efforts in one way or another would have had a negative effect on the citizen's ability to initiate and refer laws. To prevent legislative over-reach it is time to restrict the legislature's ability to alter The Powers Reserved to the People by asking the voters to approve the following constitutional amendment in North Dakota:
"All constitutional, statutory, and administrative revisions to the initiated measure, recall, and referendum process shall originate within the petitioning power of people. The legislature shall not be vested with the power to place any constitutional measures on any ballot altering the provisions of Article III of this constitution. All statutory regulations and administrative rules related to the initiated measure, recall, and referendum process must conform to the literal and plain reading of Article III of this constitution.”
We are currently seeking co-sponsors to get the process started. If you would like to be a co-sponsor, please download, print, fill-out, then sign this form. Be sure to do this in front of a Notary Public, the form cannot be accepted unless it is notarized.
Then mail to P.O. Box 241 - Bismarck, ND 58502