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Berthold lawmaker wants to limit initiated Constitutional measures to one subject

Jan 13, 2021

A Berthold lawmaker  wants to limit initiated state Constitutional amendments to one subject.

Rep. Clayton Fegley (R-Berthold) said this is in response to an initiated amendment that would have, among other things, established open primaries, ranked-choice voting and a change in redistricting procedures. It was Measure 3 on the November ballot – but was thrown out through court action.

"Each section of Measure 3 should  have been bvoted on individually," Fegley said. "People wouldn't have to pick and choose."

Fegley said he wanted to make sure every such measure would be limited to a single subject, and it would have to stand on its own merits.

"That's all it does," Fegley said. He said he has a lot of support for it, including from the state's business community.