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Port: These are the changes lawmakers will have to make to comply with Measure 1

Supporters and opponents of Measure 1 debate the proposal at a Chamber of Commerce event in Bismarck.

Despite it being a terrible (and blatantly unconstitutional, in many regards) proposal, North Dakota voters approved Measure 1 in the election last week.

I believe the measure should be immediately challenged in court, but probably before that can happen the Legislature has some work to do. Because in many areas the ballot measure’s language requires that the Legislature implement its directions as statute.

This is a complicated area of public policy, even for the people who make the law, and so Legislative Council created and distributed to lawmakers this week a guide to which areas of state law will need to be changed because of Measure 1 and the deadlines by which they must be changed.

Click here to continue reading the post on Rob Port's Say Anything blog.