WDAY.com

WDAZ: Your Home Team

Published March 08, 2010, 10:05 AM

Proposed Ballot Measure Would Require ND Lawmakers To Read Bills

A proposed North Dakota ballot measure that requires state lawmakers to read bills before they vote on them will be turned in to the secretary of state on Tuesday.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A proposed North Dakota ballot measure

that requires state lawmakers to read bills before they vote on

them will be turned in to the secretary of state on Tuesday.

Jerrol LeBaron has been promoting the measure, and he says

retired Bismarck businessman Dave Wolfer has agreed to be chairman

of the initiative's sponsoring committee.

The measure says lawmakers have to certify that they've read a

bill before they vote to approve it. Finished versions of bills

also have to be posted on the Internet for at least four days

before there's a final vote. Bills dealing with natural disasters

or state security are exempted from the four-day requirement.

The initiative needs petition signatures from at least 12,844

North Dakota voters to qualify for a statewide vote.

Tags: