Costly legal challenges could accompany congressional age limit

(The Center Square) – Lawmakers anticipate at least $1 million in legal challenges if a proposed ballot measure setting an age limit for North Dakota congressional candidates passes.

The North Dakota Legislative Management Committee discussed the fiscal impact of the proposed constitutional measure on Wednesday.

The measure would prohibit an individual from appearing on a ballot, being nominated, appointed, or elected to serve a full or partial term in North Dakota if they are 81 years old on or before Dec. 31 of the year immediately preceding the end of a term as a U.S. senator or representative, according to legislative council staff. Voters will decide on the measure during the primary election on June 11.

The measure itself would not have any fiscal impact, Secretary of State Michael Howe told the committee, but any legal challenges could accrue costs.

“If this were to pass, there’s nothing that has a fiscal impact
Read more…

Please follow and like us: