Coalition fighting state Blue Laws takes first step

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Members of North Dakota Open on Sunday coalition delivered ballot language to the Secretary of State's office Tuesday.

If the format is approved, the next step would be for petitioners to collect more than 13,000 signatures to put the issue on a statewide ballot.

Supporters are shooting for November 2018.

They say forcing most stores to stay closed until noon on Sunday is unenforceable.

“If you walk into a grocery store, currently, you can, while they're allowed to be open you can buy groceries, but you cannot buy a list of 44 different items that are prohibited by the law,” said Brandon Medenwald, North Dakota Open on Sundays.