Measure to Abolish North Dakota Property Taxes Approved for Circulation

Supporters of a proposed constitutional initiative to eliminate property taxes in North Dakota can begin circulating petitions to try to bring the matter to voters next year.

Secretary of State Michael Howe on Thursday announced that a required petition title had been approved. The title is a short statement to be included on the petition that sums up the proposed measure. The proposal in short is to “prohibit political subdivisions from levying any tax on real or personal property except for the payment of bonded indebtedness.”