Limits on who can own land in CNMI could change
Currently the constitution restricts the ownership of land to people of Northern Marianas descent.
But a legislative initiative from Senate President, Jude Hofschneider, aims to amend the constitution to allow others to buy land.
Hofschneider said such a change will allow Northern Marianas descent landowners to fully exercise their property rights by expanding the market they can sell into.
The legislative initiative would need the support of three-quarters of the members of both the House of Representatives and Senate.
It would then be put on the ballot at the next election for voters to decide.