Legislation

HB 1168 - DAV Van Funding

DAV Van Funding

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of veterans' affairs for the purchase of a transport van.

This bill would...
  • Provide $18,800 to the ND Department of Veterans Affairs for the purchase of a DAV Transport van during 2019-2021 biennium.

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $18,800 (General Funds)

Committee included $18,800 in NDDVA budget HB 1025


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing
    • Failed House 1-91
HB 1169 - Patriots Day

Patriots Day

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 1-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to annual observance of Patriots' Day.

This bill would...

  • Designate the third Monday in April of each year as Patriots Day
  • Commemorate the start of the American Revolutionary War
  • Commemorate the battles of Lexington and Concord

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Add Governors Placlamation
  • Committee recommends DO PASS 13-0-1 HJ 317
  • Referred back to GVA committee for amendments HJ 335
  • Committee added Governors Proclamation recommends DO PASS 12-0-2 HJ 400
  • PASSED HOUSE as amended 89-2 HJ 467

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 6/20/2019 HJ 1229


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • House GVA Committee Hearing
    • Passed House 89-2
    • Hearing
    • Passed Senate 42-0
    • Signed by Governor
HB 1177 - NSO/VSO Funding

NSO/VSO Funding

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of veterans' affairs for a national service officer grant program.

This bill would...

  • Provide ND Deparment of Veterans Affairs $150,000 for VSO grant program
  • Provide up to $50,000 for each Veteran Service Organization for National Veteran Service Officer

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $150,000 (General Funds)

FAILED HOUSE 2-90 HJ 903


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Hearing
    • Failed House 2-90
HB 1178 - APPRECIATION. Hunting: Deer License Lottery for Members of Armed Forces

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
HB 1178 - Stand Down Funding

Stand Down Funding

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of veterans' affairs for stand down events.

 
This bill would...
  • Provide $10,000 to ND Department of Veterans Affairs for grants to stand down events in ND.

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $10,000 (General Funds)

Committee included $5,000 in NDDVA Budget HB 1025


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing
    • Failed House 0-92
HB 1207 - ASBESTOS: Not veteran specific

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
HB 1211 - FINANCE. Investment of NDDVA Veterans Aid Loan Fund and PWTF Spendable Income Fund

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
HB 1248 - Income Tax Checkoff for Veterans' Services Fund

Income Tax Checkoff for Veterans' Services Fund

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 37-14 and a new section to chapter 57-38 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the creation of the veterans' services fund and optional income tax contributions to the fund; and to provide a continuing appropriation.

 
This bill would...
  • Create a new fund in the State Treasurey known as the "Veterans Servics' Fund"
  • Place a check box on ND State Income tax form for optional contribution to the Veterans' Services Fund
  • Appropriate moneys' in the fund to the Adiminstrative Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACOVA)

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Removed the creation of a new fund
  • Deposit funds into the Post War Trust Fund
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 11-3-0 HJ 513
  • PASSED HOUSE 84-9 HJ 631

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Added effective date: taxes filed after December 31, 2018
  • Committee recomended DO PASS 6-0-0 SJ 924
  • Referred back to Finance and Taxation  SJ 929
  • Changed effective date: ...for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018.
  • Committee recomended DO PASS 6-0-0 SJ 982
  • PASSED SENATE 46-0 SJ 1022
  • HOUSE CONCURRED to amendment PASSED HOUSE 83-4 HJ 1417

FISCAL NOTE: $0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 4/8/2019 HJ 1631

  • Effective date: Taxable years after December 31, 2018 per language included in the bill

66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing
    • Passed House 84-9
    • Hearing
    • Committee recommended DO PASS 6-0
    • Referred back to Finance and Tax committee
    • PAssed Senate 46-0
    • Signed by Governor
HB 1263 - FINANCE. Veteran Gaming Used for Property Tax and Specials

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
HB 1278 - EMPLOYMENT. Military Spouse Unemployment Benefits

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 1316 - NDDVA File Access

NDDVA File Access

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 37-18-11 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to maintenance of records of veterans' and veterans' dependents.

 
Housekeeping Bill. Updating verbiage of NDCC.
This bill would...
  • Add "veteran' eligible dependents" 
  • Include file content received from all sources
  • Include information received from DOD electronic Discharge  

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 3/28/2019 HJ 1409


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • House GVA
    • Passed House 90-0
    • Hearing
    • Passed Senate 43-0
    • Signed by Governor
HB 1337 - Separating Military Members and Spouse Licensure. Emergency Medical Services

Separating Military Members and Spouse Licensure. Emergency Medical Services

Military Families Top Ten (#1)

A BILL for an Act to create and enact chapter 23-27.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the emergency medical services personnel licensure interstate compact.

This bill would...

  • Create interstate compact for emergency medical services
  • Include separating military members and spouses 

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 3/28/2019 HJ 1409


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Passed House 89-3
    • Hearing
    • Passed Senate 46-0
    • Signed by Governor
HB 1354 - HEALTH & WELLBEING: Guardianship Program

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:
  • Health & Wellbeing
HB 1359 - Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment Pilot

Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment Pilot

A BILL for an Act to provide for a Medicaid pilot project for hyperbaric oxygenation treatment; to provide for a report to legislative management; to provide an appropriation; and to declare an emergency.

This bill would...

  • Create a Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment Pilot for persons on Medicaid with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Provide Appropriations of $335,000 from General Fund

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Removed pilot project from ND Human Services
  • Removed all verbiage of bill
  • Added new verbiage creating a Pilot program with ND Department of Health
  • Maintained appropriation of $335,000
    • Changed funding from "General Fund" to "Strategic investment and inprovements fund"
  • Committee recomended DO PASS 12-1-1 HJ 555
  • Referred to House Appropriations HJ 563
  • Maintainted appropriation of $335,000
    • Changed funding from "Strategic investment and improvements fund" to "Tobacco prevention and control trust"
  • Committee recomended DO PASS as amended 20-0-1
  • PASSED HOUSE 91-0 HJ 992
    • Motion to reconsider laid on table HJ 1005

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Changed from a therapy "pilot" to "A study of the efficacy..."
  • Removed all language from bill and created new language
    • UND School of Medicine and Health "may" design and implement a study using Hyperbaric for TBI
  • Reduced appropriation from $335,000 to $100,000
    • Requires matching funds of $2 for each $1 of appropriated general funds
  • Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 6-0-0 SJ 949
  • Sent to Appropriations
  • Committee recommneded DO PASS 14-0-0 SJ 1094
  • PASSED SENATE 47-0 SJ 1110
  • HOUSE Refused to Concur HJ 1507
  • House Committee Appointed: D. Anderson, Devlin, Schneider HJ 1507
  • Senate Committee Appointed: J. Lee, Anderson, K.Roers SJ 1381

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $335,000 (General Funds, Stretegic investment and improvements fund)

FAILED HOUSE 1-91. Included $335,000 in ND Human Services budget for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Pilot Program study in SB 2012


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing
    • Passed House 91-0
    • Hearing
    • Hearing
    • Passed Senate 47-0
    • House Refused to Concur
    • Failed House 1-91
HB 1389 - Veteran Scholarship for Aeronautics

Veteran Scholarship for Aeronautics

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 37-18 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to an aeronautics student scholarship for veterans. 

This bill would...

  • Provide scholarship for veterans in aeronautics for fees not covered by Federal benefits
  • Provide up to $20,000 per veteran
  • Require veteran to repay scholarship if veteran...
    • does not gain employment in aerenautics field
    • does not reside in ND for two years after graduation
    • does not graduate with aeronautics degree

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

FAILED HOUSE 30-62 HJ 505


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Committees:
Status Updates:
    • Hearing
    • Committee Recommends Do Not Pass
    • Failed House 30-62
HB 1397 - Vehicle and Aircraft Excise Tax and Registration Exemption for Disabled Veterans

Vehicle and Aircraft Excise Tax and Registration Exemption for Disabled Veterans

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subdivision j of subsection 2 of section 39-04-18, subsection 3 of section 39-04-19, subsection 1 of section 57-40.3-04, and subsection 1 of section 57-40.5-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to motor vehicle registration fee exemptions, credits for motor vehicle sales and use taxes, motor vehicle excise taxes, and aircraft excise taxes for disabled veterans.

This bill would...

  • Reduce disability rating requirement from 100% to 50% for registration fee exemption
  • Provide vehicle excise tax exemption equal to disability rating %
  • Provide aircraft excise tax exemption equal to disability rating %

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $0

FAILED HOUSE 17-71 HJ 596


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Hearing
    • Failed House 17-71
HB 1404 -Veterans Memorial Highway

Veterans Memorial Highway

A BILL for an Act create and enact a new section to chapter 24-01 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to designating state highway 22 as the veterans memorial highway; and to provide a continuing appropriation.

This bill would...

  • Designate ND Highway 22 as "Veterans Memorial Highway"
  • Place signs along highway indicating designation as "Veterans Memorial Highway"
  • Allow ND Department of Transportation to accept and expend donated funds 

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: None

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 3/12/2019 HJ 1151


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Hearing
    • Passed House 92-1
    • Hearing
    • Passed Senate 45-0
    • Signed by Governor
HB 1409 - County Veteran Service Officers Accreditation and Education

County Veteran Service Officers Accreditation and Education

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 37-14-18 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the accreditation of county veterans' service officers. 

This bill would...

  • Remove requirement for County Veteran Service Officers (CVSO's) to be accredited by the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers (NACVSO)
  • Require CVSO's and their employees to maintain a level of educational proficiency established by the ND Department of Veterans Affairs

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

FAILED HOUSE 0-91 HJ 726


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing
    • Failed House 0-91
HB 1518 - Veterans and Military Members Criminal Justice Study

Veterans and Military Members Criminal Justice Study

A BILL for an Act to provide for a legislative management study of issues relating to criminal defendants who are veterans or who are currently serving in the armed forces.

This bill would...

  • Provide for a legislative study during 2019-2021 interim
  • Whether additional treatments and sentencing should be considered for veterans with PTSD
  • Whether misdemeanors and/or felonies should be consdered for treatments and sentencing
  • How this would affect justice system
  • Study the point in judicial process behavioral health inquiries should be made
  • Research how other states apply these processes
  • Research what steps ND should take

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Added: "and whether the courts could be integrated into other specialty courts existing withing the state"
  • Committee recommended DO NOT PASS 10-4-0 HJ 439

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

FAILED HOUSE 39-53 HJ 504


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Committees:
Status Updates:
    • Hearing
    • Committee Recommends Do Not Pass
    • Failed House 39-53
HB 1545 - Property Tax Credit Disabled Veterans

Property Tax Credit Disabled Veterans

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 57‑02 and a new section to chapter 57‑38 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to a property tax credit for property used as a primary residence and a surtax on income; to amend and reenact subsection 1 of section 57‑02‑08.3, section 57‑02‑11.1, subsection 1 of section 57‑23‑06, and section 57‑55‑10 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the homestead tax credit for special assessments, townhouse property, abatement actions, and mobile home exemptions; to repeal subsection 20 of section 57‑02‑08, subsection 22 of section 57‑02‑08, subsection 26 of section 57‑02‑08, and sections 57‑02‑08.1, 57‑02-08.2, and 57‑02‑08.8 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the property tax exemption for disabled persons, the homestead tax credit, and the property tax credit for disabled veterans; to provide a penalty; and to provide an effective date.

This bill would...

  • Remove current property tax law 
  • Replace property tax revenue with income tax "sur-tax" for property owners
  • Removes Disabled Veterans Property Tax Credit

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Deleted all verbiage of bill
  • Replaced with Legislative Management study of replacing revenue from property tax with alternative funding source.
  • Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 10-4-0 HJ 528
  • PASSED HOUSE 66-24 HJ 631

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

FAILED SENATE 7-39 SJ 1018


66th Legislative Assembly -2019 House Bill
Status Updates:
    • Committee Hearing
    • Passed House 66-27
    • Hearing
    • Failed Senate 7-39