N.D. AG: Pharmacy measure doesn't qualify for voteBISMARCK (AP) — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says a pharmacy initiative shouldn't qualify for the November ballot.
BISMARCK (AP) — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says a pharmacy initiative shouldn't qualify for the November ballot.
The Supreme Court is hearing the dispute next week. Stenehjem filed his arguments with the high court Friday.
Secretary of State Al Jaeger wouldn't take the initiative petitions because they didn't include a list of the proposal's sponsors. Supporters of the measure say that's a technicality.
In his legal filing Friday, Stenehjem says North Dakota's constitution and law require that the sponsor list be part of an initiative petition. The attorney general says that lets voters know who is behind a proposed measure.
The measure's supporters say Jaeger gave confusing instructions about the petition. But Stenehjem says Jaeger's letters and office publications are clear that a sponsor list is part of any voter initiative