Process started for pharmacy ballot measure

Fri, Oct 9 2009 — Source: The Bismarck Tribune

After a similar measure was defeated by state lawmakers earlier this year, a proposed ballot initiative filed with the state on Thursday will seek to repeal the state’s pharmacy ownership law. The initiative was submitted to Secretary of State Al Jaeger, who will review the petition and decide whether to approve it for circulation later this month. To get on the 2010 ballot, supporters will need at least 12,844 signatures from North Dakota voters. Tammy Ibach, spokeswoman for the sponsoring committee known as Citizens for Lower Prescription Drugs, has said the group is aiming for at least 18,000 signatures.

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