Ballot Measures for November

There are two statewide ballot measures we’ll see in November. One’s a constitutional amendment and the other is a state statute.

The Constitution, after the Amendment (Article II, Section 11) would read:

The people shall be secure in their persons, papers, electronic data and communications, homes and effects from unreasonable searches and seizures. No warrant to search any place, or to seize any person or thing, or to access electronic data or communications shall issue without describing the place to be searched or the person or thing to be seized, or without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation reduced to writing”

This is C-38, and the purpose is to add protection from electronic search and seizure, to the already existing protections against unreasonable search and seizure in the Montana Constitution.

The state statute: LR-131 is also known as the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act

An act adopting the born-alive infant protection act; providing that infants born alive, including infants born alive after an abortion, are legal persons; requiring health care providers to take necessary actions to preserve the life of a born-alive infant; providing a penalty; providing that the proposed act be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana; and providing an effective date.”

Additionally, voters in Lewis and Clark Counties will consider adding a 3% local tax on recreational marijuana.

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