Port: Lawmakers introduce resolution ordering study into whether it’s 'necessary' or 'desirable' to implement ethics ballot measure

Speaker of the House Rep. Lawrence Klemin, R-Bismarck Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

“Measure 1 is actually so poorly written that it would institute a host of new restrictions and regulations on political speech and advocacy that would violate the First Amendment rights of all citizens.”

That’s what the ACLU said about the “ethics” ballot measure last year, before voters approved it at the ballot box.

Those sort of concerns may be behind recently-introduced House Concurrent Resolution 3028 which orders a study of Measure 1 and whether it’s “necessary” or “desirable” for the Legislature to implement it.

The primary sponsor of the resolution is Speaker of the House Lawrence Klemin (R-Bismarck).

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