Legislation

HB 1015 - HEALTH AND WELLBEING - Guardianship Grants - 2021

PASS Funding. Guardianship Grants

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the various divisions under the supervision of the director of the office of management and budget; and to provide an exemption.

This bill would...

  • Increase the funding for Guardianship Grants from $1,950,000 to $2,500,000
  • Provide funding to serve the estimated need for 350 of ND most vulnerable citizens to include veterans.

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Added $100,000 to Guardianship Grants for total: $2,050,000
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 18-0 HJ 971
  • PASSED House 80-11 HJ 1017

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Added $400,000 to Guardianship Grants for total: $2,450,000
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 14-0-0 SJ 1589
  • PASSED Senate 43-4 SJ 1611

Fiscal Note: See appropriations bill. Additional $550,000


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Sponsors:
  • OMB
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing: Brynhild Haugland Rm
    • Committee hearing Roughrider Room
Categories:
  • Health & Wellbeing
HB 1016 - BUDGET - National Guard and Veterans Cemetery - 2021

APPROPRIATIONS. ND National Guard. Office of the Adjutant General

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the office of the adjutant general; and to provide an exemption. 

This bill would...

Provide key programs/projects...

  • Camp Grafton Expansion
  • ND Veterans Cemetery Spouse and Dependent Burial Costs
  • NDNG Upgrade Bade and HVAC System
  • Fund Statewide Maintenance Projects
  • Department of Emergency Services (DES) Operations (Replace expired emergency supplies)
  • Air/Army Operations & Maintenance (Reduction)
  • ND Veterans Cemetery (Reduction)
  • Fargo Readiness Center Start Up and Utilities
  • Dickinson Readiness Center-Authority
  • Line of Communication Bridge Training Site-Authority
  • ND Military Museum-Fundraising Authority

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Cut $2.6M from Camp Grafton South Expansion
  • Cut $1Million with $1.9Million of Federal Funds for deferred maintenance of State funded facilities
  • Cut 2 FTE's (Dispatchers) from State Radio. Vacant positions
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 18-0-3 HJ 868
  • PASSED House 86-6 HJ 1006
  • House refused to concur with Senate Amendments HJ 1715
  • Conference Committee appointed: Brandenburg Kempenich Mock HJ 1715

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Added back $1.75M for Camp Grafton South Expansion
  • Added back $1Million for deferred maintenance of State funded facilities
  • Added back two FTE's (Dispatchers) to State Radio. Will be funded with Special Funds
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 14-0-0 SJ 1390
  • PASSED Senate 45-2  SJ 1403
  • House refused to concur Conference committee appointed: Krebsbach Rust Hogue SJ 1507

 


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Sponsors:
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing. Brynhild Haugland RM.
    • Committee hearing Roughrider Room
Categories:
  • Budget
  • Financial
  • National Guard Specific
  • Veterans Cemetery
HB 1107 - EDUCATION - Resident Student Tuition Rate Armed Forces, Veterans and Dependents - 2021

EDUCATION: Resident Student Tuition Rate Armed Forces, Veterans and Dependents

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA, NDVLC, NDNG and TF M.I.N.D.

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 15-10-19.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the definition of a resident student for tuition purposes.

This bill would ...

  • Add as resident student for tuition purposes...
    • Member, spouse and dependents of National Guard and Reserve in any state
    • Member, spouse and dependents of active duty armed forces in any state
    • Dependent of veteran regardless of GI Bill eligibility
    • Address key issues identified by Department Of Defense Defense State Liaison Office's Military Families Top 10 Key Issues

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO PASS 12-1-1 HJ239
  • PASSED House 84-6 HJ251
  • Signed by House Speaker 4/8/2021 HJ 1545

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 1/18/2021: Senate received from House SJ213
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 6-0-0 SJ 896
  • Referred to appropriations SJ 907
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 14-0-0 SJ 1085
  • PASSED Senate 45-2 SJ 1100
  • Signed by Senate President 4/5/2021 SJ 1164

Signed by Governor 4/12/2021 HJ 1633

Fiscal Note: $-512,744 (reduction in tuition)


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing Coteau AB Room 2PM
    • Committee Hearing Rm JW216 2:30pm
    • Committee hearing Roughrider Rm 10:30am
Categories:
  • Education
  • Military Families Top Ten Key Issues
HB 1120 - APPRECIATION - Hunting- Deer for ND Disabled Veterans - 2021 - FAILED

APPRECIATION. Hunting. Deer for ND Disabled Veterans

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 20.1-03 and a new subsection to section 20.1-03-12 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to deer hunting licenses for disabled veterans.

This bill would...

Allow a 100% disabled ND resident Veteran deer hunter to

  • Begin deer hunting earlier along with youth hunting season
  • Continue hunting during regular deer hunting season
  • Be guaranteed one deer hunting tag and not apply for a deer license through any lottery
  • Purchase deer license for $30

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Amendments:
    • Changed to "White-Tailed" deer
    • Added: Depending on availability
    • Added: "five days preceding" the youth deer season and "during deer gun season"
    • Added: "100" license available each year
    • Added: ..."or public land" 
    • Added: "The director shall identify the five deer hunting units with the lowest selection rates for deer hunting licenses. Disabled veteran white - tailed deer licenses may not be used in those five units.
    • Changed: ...disabled veteran white - tailed deer license may not apply for or receive a license in the "deer gun" lottery "for the same season".
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 12-0-2 HJ 414
  • PASSED HOUSE 91-0-3 HJ 520

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/9/2021: Received in Senate SJ 436
  • Committee recommended DO NOT PASS 6-0-0 SJ 856

Fiscal Note: None

FAILED Senate 8-39 SJ 856

 


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing Coteau AB
    • Committee hearing Peace Garden RM
    • Committee hearing Peace Garden RM
Categories:
  • Appreciation of Veterans and Military
  • Failed Bill
HB 1125 - EDUCATION - Tuition Waiver Certain Dependents of Veterans-Change to 5 year residency-Add spouse to all sections - 2021

EDUCATION: Tuition Waiver Certain Dependents of Veterans

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 15-10-18.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the definition of a dependent to determine the eligibility of certain dependents of veterans to receive free tuition in institutions of higher education in the state.

This bill would...

Make consistent the definitions of Veteran and Dependent under NDCC 15-10-18.2 to allow...

  • Spouse, widow, or widower be added to each subsection of the definition of a dependent
  • Change years for a veteran to become resident to five (5) years to match the requirement of a surviving spouse 

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Amendment: Added definition of "Stepchild's other parent" means the souse, widow, or widower of a veteran.
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 13-0-1 HJ 373
  • PASSED House 91-3 HJ 429

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/3/2021 Received in Senate SJ 364
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 6-0-0 SJ 820
  • PASSED Senate 47-0 SJ 827
  • Signed by Senate President SJ 845
  • Signed by House Speaker 3/19/2021 HJ 1214

Signed by Governor 3/23/2021 HJ 1253

Fiscal Note: Unable to estimate

 


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing Coteau AB
    • Committee Hearing JW216
Categories:
  • Education
HB 1143 - APPRECIATION - Patriotism Projects Elementary Students - 2021 - FAILED

APPRECIATION. Patriotism Projects Elementary Students

Pre-approved Commissioner, NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 15.1-21 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to required patriotism projects for public elementary school students; and to provide a report to the legislative management.

This bill would...

  • Provide that the curriculum of each school district of elementary students include a patriotism project under the guidance of the Superintendent of public instruction.
  • Allow the school district to accept donations for patriotism projects from veteran organizations in the state.

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Added approval to accept monetary donations from: "civic groups"
  • Added verbiage for school districts to provide assurance of completion through the shared student information system
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 9-5-0 HJ325
  • PASSED the House 64-27 HJ 370

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 1/28/2021: Received in Senate  SJ 315
  • Committee recommended DO NOT PASS 6-0-0 SJ 867

Fiscal note: None

FAILED Senate 2-45 SJ 877


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee hearing Coteau AB
    • Committee Hearing 2:45pm JW 216
Categories:
  • Appreciation of Veterans and Military
  • Failed Bill
HB 1166 - EMPLOYMENT - Licensure Compact - 2021

EMPLOYMENT. Licensure Compact

Pre-approved Commissioner, NDVLC, NDNG and TF M.I.N.D

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 3 of section 15.1-13-17 and sections 15.1-13-17.1, 15.1-18-12, 43-51-11.1, and 43-51-11.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to occupational licensing of foreign practitioners who are residents of the state; and to provide for a report to the legislative management.

This Bill would...

Update the verbiage of certain licensure requirements

  • Add verbiage: "a foreign practitioner who is a resident of the state" to military members and spouse
  • Address key issues identified by Department Of Defense Defense State Liaison Office's Military Families Top 10 Key Issues

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Removed verbiage of changes to NDCC 43-51-11.1 and
  • Created new section NDCC43-51-12.1
  • Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 9-5-0 HJ 553
  • PASSED HOUSE 81-11 HJ 668

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/18/2021 Received from house SJ 619
  • Committee recommended DO NOT PASS 7-0-0 SJ 1031

FAILED Senate 2-45 SJ 1075

SB 2175 addressed majority of concerns

Fiscal note: Unable to estimate


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing Coteau AB
    • Committee hearing JW216
Categories:
  • Employment
  • Military Families Top Ten Key Issues
HB 1178 - APPRECIATION - Hunting - Deer License Lottery for Members of Armed Forces - 2021 - FAILED

APPRECIATION. Hunting: Deer License Lottery for Members of Armed Forces

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 12 of section 20.1-02-05 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to hunting licenses for nonresident members of the armed forces.

This bill would...

Allow members of the Armed Forces who qualify to receive a resident hunting license to apply for and be issued a lottery license for deer.

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO NOT PASS 12-0-2 HJ 416

 

FAILED HOUSE 14-76-4 HJ 520

Fiscal note: None. Unable to estimate.


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing Coteau AB Room
    • FAILED TO PASS 14-76
Categories:
  • Appreciation of Veterans and Military
  • Failed Bill
HB 1207 - LEGAL - ASBESTOS - Not veteran specific - 2021

ASBESTOS: Not veteran specific

A BILL for an Act to create and enact chapter 32-46.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to civil actions involving asbestos; to amend and reenact subsection 2 of section 28-01.3-04 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to liability of non-manufacturing sellers; and to provide for application.

This bill would...

Create and amend sections of the NDCC regarding asbestos related law-suits

  • Create definitions and guidelines for court proceedings in asbestos law-suits
  • Defines elements fo proof for asbestos action involving malignant conditions
  • Defines evidence of physical impairment-procedures-limitation
  • Creates stature of limitations

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO PASS 7-6-1 HJ 600
  • House re-referred back to Judiciary Committee HJ 632
  • Amendment: Removed section "c" of definitions. Physician
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 11-3-0 HJ 721 
  • PASSED House 76-18 HJ 838
  • House Concurred with Senate amendments HJ 1677
  • PASSED House 78-15 HJ 1677
  • Signed by House Speaker 4/16/2021 HJ 1760

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/23/2021:Received from House SJ 731
  • Amendment: Removed pending lawsuits making effective only for new suits on or after August 1, 2021
  • Amendment: Removed verbiage and requirements related to lawsuits effective prior to August 1, 2021
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 4-2-0 SJ 1060
  • PASSED Senate 41-6 SJ 1072
  • Returned to House for consideration of amendments
  • House concurred with Senate amendments HJ 1677
  • Senate amendments passed House 78-15 HJ 1677
  • Signed by Senate President 4/15/2021 HJ 1498

Signed by Governor 4/19/2021 HJ 1816

Fiscal note: None


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing JW327B
    • Committee hearing JW327B
    • Committee hearing Fort Union Room
Categories:
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Legal Services
HB 1211 - FINANCE-PWTF - Investment of NDDVA Veterans Aid Loan Fund and PWTF Spendable Income Fund - 2021

FINANCE. Investment of NDDVA Veterans Aid Loan Fund and PWTF Spendable Income Fund

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact sections 37-14-03 and 37-14-14 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the veterans' aid fund and veterans' postwar trust fund; and to declare an emergency.

This Bill would...

  • Allow the ND State Treasurer to invest the fund balance in a safe manner to maximize interest rate. 
  • Intent is to allow for investment in CD's outside the Bank of North Dakota.

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO PASS 13-0-1 HJ 416
  • PASSED HOUSE 91-0-3. Emergency Clause Carried.  HJ 521

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/9/2021: Received in Senate SJ 436
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 7-0-0 SJ 793
  • PASSED Senate 45-1 Emergency clause Carried SJ 803
  • Signed by Senate President 3/10/2021 SJ 829
  • Signed by House Speaker 3/11/2021 HJ 1121

Signed by Governor 3/17/2021 HJ 1175

Fiscal note: Potential for higher returns on investment


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing: Pioneer Room
    • Committee Hearing JW216
Categories:
  • Financial
  • Post War Trust Fund
HB 1263 - FINANCIAL.PROPERTY TAX - Veteran Organization Gaming Used for Property Tax and Specials - 2021

FINANCE. Veteran Gaming Used for Property Tax and Specials

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 3 of section 53-06.1-11.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to eligible uses for charitable gaming net proceeds. 

This Bill would...

Amend NDCC relating to acceptable use of veteran gaming funds

  1. Add:
    1. Property Taxes
    2. Special assessments
  2. Removes:
    1. Personal Property

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Amendment: Verbiage amended intent did not change
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 13-0-1 HJ316
  • PASSED House 89-0 HJ 350
  • Signed by House Speaker 4/14/2021 HJ 1701

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 1/26/2021 received in Senate SJ 283
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 7-0-0 SJ 1174
  • PASSED Senate 45-2 SJ 1188
  • Signed by Senate President 4/8/2021 SJ 1289

Signed by Governor 4/19/2021 HJ 1816

Fiscal Note: None


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee hearing Judiciary Wing Rm327B
    • Committee hearing Fort Totten Room
Categories:
  • Financial
  • Financial: Property Tax
  • Law/Policy Change
HB 1278 - EMPLOYMENT - Military Spouse Unemployment Benefits - 2021

EMPLOYMENT. Military Spouse Unemployment Benefits

Pre-approved Commissioner, ACOVA, NDVLC, NDNG & TF M.I.N.D.

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 52-06 and a new subdivision to subsection 1 of section 52-06-02 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to eligibility for unemployment compensation for military spouses.

This bill would...

  • Allow for unemployment benefits of a military members spouse who leaves employment voluntarily due to relocation, activation or mobilization of the military member
  • Allow up to twelve weeks benefits

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Removed Section 3. Maximum Petential benefits
  • Removed relocation due to.."activation, or unit deployment"..
  • Added subsection (4) "is a military spouse who voluntarily left the most recent employment to relocate because of permanent change of station orders of the individual's military - connected spouse."
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 14-0-0 HJ 689
  • PASSED HOUSE 87-4 HJ 787

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Received from House 2/22/2021 SJ 705
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 6-0-0 SJ 829
  • PASSED Senate 46-1 SJ 833
  • Signed by Senate President 3/16/2021 SJ 867
  • Signed by House Speaker 3/18/2021 HJ 1203

Signed by Governor 3/22/2021 HJ 1241

Fiscal Note: $4,721,519


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing. Fort Union Room
    • Committee hearing Fort Union Room
Categories:
  • Employment
HB 1354 - HEALTH & WELLBEING - Guardianship Program - 2021 - FAILED

HEALTH & WELLBEING: Guardianship Program

A BILL for an Act to create and enact subdivision z of subsection 2 of section 28-32-01 and chapter 54-67 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the commission on guardianship; to amend and reenact subsection 1 of section 50-24.1-07 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the commission on guardianship and exempt administrative agencies; to provide a penalty; to provide for a legislative management report; and to provide a continuing appropriation. 

This bill would...

  • Create a commission on guardianship under NDCC 28-32-01 (2) (z)
    • Add section to NDCC 54-67
    • Develop and Monitor all state funded guardianship services
    • Establishes membership, terms & appointment criteria of the commission
    • Establishes Commission Responsibilities
  • Provide Personal Identification protections to those receiving guardianship services
  • Establishes standards of guardianship services
    • Comply with NDCC 30.1-28
    • Minimum experience, training, qualifications for guardians
    • Case load standards, conflicts of interest, evaluation and ratio of guardianships
    • Reimbursement, efficiency and other standards as appropriate
  • Create a Commission Director
  • Create a Guardianship fund with continuing appropriation
  • Accept funds for programs

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO PASS 12-2-0 HJ 558
  • Referred to House Appropriations HJ 558
  • Appropriations Committee recommended DO NOT PASS 19-1-1 HJ 987

FAILED in House 41-53 

Fiscal Note: $372,195


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing. Fort Union Room
    • Committee hearing Fort Union Room
Categories:
  • Failed Bill
  • Health & Wellbeing
SB 2007 - BUDGET - Veterans Home - 2021

APPROPRIATIONS. ND Veterans Home

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the veterans' home.

  • Memorial Garden Project               $200,000 (Melvin Norgard Funds). Approved by Senate.
  • Basic Care Floor replacement        $131,500. Not included in Governors Budget. Included in Senate Budget.

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Amendments:
    • Added:
      • Authority to use $200,000 of Melvin Norgard Fund for Memorial Garden
      • $131,500 replace flooring in Basic Care unit
      • $16,700 in basic equipment replacement
    • Removed:
      • 6 Full Time Employees
  • Carry over funding approval to replace Skilled care unit flooring $138,700 from current biennium
  • PASSED SENATE 47-0 SJ 535
  • Senate received House amendments SJ 1278
  • Senate concurred with House amendments SJ 1359
  • Amendments passed Senate 46-0 SJ 1359
  • Signed by Senate President 4/14/2021 SJ 1464

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/19/2021 Received from Senate HJ 645
  • Amendments: 
    • Added:
      • $25,000 for residence absences
      • $131,500 for thermostat replacement
    • Removed: 
      • $131,500 Basic care flooring project
    • Allowed for use of ITD services outside of ND IDT and provide a study
  • PASSED House 82-10 HJ 1511
  • Sent to Senate for consideration of amendments SJ 1278
  • Senate concurred with House amendments SJ 1359
  • Signed by House Speaker 4/14/2021 HJ 1701

Signed by Governor 4/16/2021 HJ 1538


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 Senate Bill
Sponsors:
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing: Roughrider Room
    • Committee hearing Harvest Room
    • Committee work & Approval Harvest
Categories:
  • Budget
SB 2025 - BUDGET - Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA) - 2021

APPROPRIATIONS. ND Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA) Budget: Legislative Appropriations Bill

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC.

A BILL for and Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

2021-2023 OMB-State General Funds base budget limit: $1,205,484 

NDDVA Requested budget changes: Optional Package-NOT included in Budget.

  1. Restore Base Budget Funding                                                                              $53,950. Senate restored $53,950,House reduced to $48,950
    1. NDDVA staff training and travel: $16,012
    2. Volunteer staff computers and ITD expenses: $7,935
    3. C&TVSO training and outreach: $30,000
  2. Salary Funding with Federal Dollars be paid with General Fund Dollars             $128,000 Senate replaced $68,000 with General Funds.
  3. Loans and Grant Officer-Make Permanent Full Time Employee (FTE)                $159,001 Governor Budget included $140,000 Temp. ($128,000 Federal funds $12,000 State). Senate made FTE added $18,910
  4. Veterans/Womens Veterans  Benefits Specialist. Add 1 additional FTE               $158,910
  5. Program Coordinator/Training/Information Officer. Add 1 additional FTE             $158,910 Senate approved $140,000 for Temp. House reduced to a part-time Temp. at $70,000
  6. DAV Van funding. increase funding to purchase up to 3 vans                              $37,600 Senate approved additional $18,800 for 1 more van (2 total). House reduced back to 1 van at $18,800

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Assigned: Dever, Mathern, Rust
  • Added: 
    • Restored Base Budget Funding of $53,950
    • Restored $68,000 of the $137,500 HRTG supplanted dollars
    • Changed Loan & Grant officer position to FTE added $18,910 General Funds
    • Added temporary "Program Coordinator/Training/Information Officer" funding $140,000
    • Added funding for 1 DAV van $18,800
  • Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 14-0-0 SJ 541
  • PASSED Senate as amended 47-0 SJ 559
  • Senate received House amendments SJ 1278
  • Senate concurred with House amendments SJ 1357
  • Amendments passed Senate 43-3 SJ 1357
  • Signed by Senate President 4/14/2021 SJ 1464

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/16/2021 Received from Senate HJ 645
  • Reduced Budget by -$94,094
  • Reduce funding of Temporary Veteran Benefits Specialist position -$70,000
  • Removed funding for one DAV Van -$18,800
  • Removed non-existing funding for Stand Downs which -$5,000 (Not included Governors or Senate budget)
  • Removed operating budget-$241
  • Reduced State Approving Agency funding -$53
  • Appropriations Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 18-1-2 HJ 1400 
  • PASSED House as amended 91-2 HJ 1510
  • Sent to Senate for consideration of amendments SJ 1278
  • Senate concurred with House amendments SJ 1357
  • Signed by House Speaker 4/14/2021 HJ 1701

Signed by Governor 4/16/2021 SJ 1538


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 Senate Bill
Sponsors:
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing: Roughrider Room
    • Committee hearing Harvest Room 2:15pm
    • Committee detail hearing Harvest Rm 8:30am
Categories:
  • Budget
  • Financial
SB 2114 - NATIONAL GUARD - Camp Grafton Training Area and Facility Development - 2021

NDNG: Camp Grafton Training Area and Facility Development

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 37-07.3-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the use of the funds in the national guard training area and facility development trust fund.

This bill would...

  • Amend the timeline to end June 30, 2023
  • Adds ability to Lease land
  • Amends funding for "armories next to Fraine Barracks" to "armories" 

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO PASS 7-0-0 SJ159
  • PASSED Senate 46-0 SJ 166

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Received in House 1/13/2021 HJ 227
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 13-0-1 HJ 1057
  • PASSED House 92-0 HJ 1103
  • Signed by House Speaker 3/17/2021 HJ 1184
  • Signed by Senate President 3/17/2021 SJ 879

Signed by Governor 3/22/2021 SJ 948

Fiscal Note: None


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 Senate Bill
Sponsors:
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing JW216
    • Committee hearing 10:00am Pioneer Room
Categories:
  • Financial
  • National Guard Specific
SB 2115 - NATIONAL GUARD - Update UCMJ - 2021

NDNG: Update UCMJ

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 37-01-03 and 37-01-43, and subsection 8 of section 37-26-01 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the operation of the North Dakota national guard.

This bill is a housekeeping bill that would...

  • Amend dates of the UCMJ edition to the most current
  • Amend definition of "Veteran" for this purpose to reflect current title 10 U.S.C. 12301

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO PASS 7-0-0 SJ 149
  • PASSED Senate 45-0 SJ 156

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Received by House 1/12/2021 HJ 220
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 13-0-1 HJ 1057
  • PASSED House 92-0 HJ 1103
  • Signed by House Speaker 3/17/2021 HJ 1184
  • Signed by Senate President 3/17/2021 SJ 879

Signed by Governor 3/22/2021 SJ 948

Fiscal Note: None


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 Senate Bill
Sponsors:
Status Updates:
    • Committee hearing JW216
    • Committee hearing 10:00am Pioneer Room
Categories:
  • Law/Policy Change
  • National Guard Specific
SB 2116 - NATIONAL GUARD - Armed Forces Justified Use of Deadly Force to Protect Nuclear Weapon - 2021

NDNG: Armed Forces Jusitified Use of Deadly Force to Protect Nuclear Weapon

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new subsection to section 12.1-05-02 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the use of deadly force when protecting nuclear assets; and to declare an emergency.

This bill would...

  • Allow members of the armed forces to use deadly force to protect Nuclear Weapon, Components or Nuclear Explosive device from;
    • loss
    • theft, destruction
    • sabotage; or
    • unauthorized control

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO PASS 7-0-0
  • PASSED Senate 46-0 SJ 165
  • Signed by Senate President 3/19/2021 SJ 910

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Received by House 1/13/2021 HJ 227
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 14-0-0 HJ 1123
  • PASSED Senate 94-0 Emergency Clause carried HJ 1165
  • Signed by House Speaker 3/18/2021 HJ 1203

Signed by Governor 3/23/2021 SJ 976

Fiscal Note: None


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 Senate Bill
Sponsors:
  • ND Adjutant General
Status Updates:
    • Committee hearing JW216
    • Committee hearing 2:00pm Pioneer Room
    • Committee hearing 8:30am Pioneer Room
Categories:
  • Law/Policy Change
  • National Guard Specific
SB 2117 - NATIONAL GUARD - Death Benefit on State Active Duty - 2021

NDNG: Death Benefit on State Active Duty

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 37-01 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to death benefits for national guard members; and to declare an emergency.

This bill would...

  • Allow the ND National Guard to pay a death benefit to NDNG members next of kin providing...
    • Member was on active service for the state at time of death; and
    • members death was connected to the member's scope of duty; and
    • death benefit does not exceed $10,000
  • Allow ND NG Adjutant General to adopt rules 

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Received in House 1/18/2021 HJ 265
  • Removed verbiage: who died while..."on active service for the state if the death was connected to the members scope of duty"...
  • Changed $10,000 to $15,000
  • Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 13-0-1 HJ 1139
  • PASSED House as amended emergency clause carried 89-3 HJ 1195
  • Bill with amendments returned to Senate for consideration of amendments 3/19/2021 SJ 910
  • Conference committee appointed: Karls, Schauer, Schneider HJ 1477
  • Senate accede HJ 1622
  • Signed by Senate President SJ 1517

Signed by Governor 4/19/2021 SJ 1560

Fiscal Note: None


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 Senate Bill
Sponsors:
  • Adjutant General
Status Updates:
    • Committee hearing JW216
    • Committee hearing 2:00pm Pioneer Room
    • Committee hearing 8:30am Pioneer Room
    • Conference committee meeting
Categories:
  • Financial
  • Law/Policy Change
  • National Guard Specific
SB 2175 - EMPLOYMENT - Military Member and Spouse Licensure Portability, Access and Compacts - 2021

EMPLOYMENT. Military Member and Spouse Licensure Portability, Access and Compacts

Pre-approved: Commissioner, ACOVA, NDVLC, NDNG & TF M.I.N.D.

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 3 of section 15.1-13-17 and sections 43-51-01, 43-51-11, 43-51-11.1, and 43-51-11.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to occupational licensure of members of the military and military spouses; and to provide for a report.

This bill would...

Address key issues identified by Department Of Defense Defense State Liaison Office's Military Families Top 10 Key Issues

  • Add definition of a Military Member to NDCC 15.1-13-17
  • Update definition of a Military Spouse
  • Removes requirement of 2-4 years experience in occupation or profession

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO PASS 6-0-0 SJ 286
  • PASSED Senate 47-0 SJ 292

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 1/28/2021: House received HJ 384
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 12-0-2 HJ 1050
  • PASSED House 90-1 HJ 1070
  • Signed by House Speaker 3/12/2021 HJ 1138
  • Signed by Senate President 3/12/2021 SJ 845

Signed by Governor 3/17/2021 SJ 895

Fiscal note: None


67th Legislative Assembly -2021 Senate Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing: JW216
    • Committee hearing 2:30pm Coteau AB Room
Categories:
  • Employment
  • Military Families Top Ten Key Issues