Thursday, January 8, 2015

NDACo Week 1 Report


NDACo Weekly Report #1

The first week is behind us, but it has been mostly pomp and circumstance, as well as a bit of shaking kinks out of the process.  NDACo testified on several bills, notably a mandate for counties to place tax information on the web.  Essentially we said “great idea – show us the money”.   We are hoping the proposal to study all reporting and noticing that counties must do now (SCR4001) can include a broader examination of how we can collectively file and share necessary information electronically, eliminating duplicative reports that aren’t read by anyone – with greater costs borne by those that are requiring it to be filed and shared.

The big news of the week however was the most recent analysis of the impact of the lower oil prices on next biennium’s revenues – general fund and the specific special funds.  Various scenarios were shared with the Legislators showing prices and drilling increasing to early 2014 levels, as well as decreasing even further than they are now.  Some very sobering statistics.  These will of course play very heavily into the one-time expenditures to be made, and to some degree into the ongoing appropriations.  We continue to be hopeful that the “Surge” will remain a priority, as the money proposed in that bill is largely “in the bank” already.

Next week will be the first big opportunity to test that theory, as both the “surge” and the Governor’s “fast track” proposal will be heard jointly on Friday.  Also in the coming week are most of the interim Tax Committee bills involving property tax.  Check out the schedule and keep the communication coming – to us and to your Legislators.

Time Bill Number Description Committee Room
Monday 1/12    
08:30 AM  HB 1021 A ITD budget including $ for CJIS  House Appropriations - Government Operations Division  Medora 
09:00 AM  SB 2027 J ** Mandatory sentencing changes - interim bill  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
09:00 AM  SB 2062 S TANF eligibility - asset limit for household goods to be established by Department  Senate Human Services  Red River 
09:00 AM  HB 1054 B Modifiers may be used for areas over 5 contiguous acres  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
09:00 AM  HB 1036 L Interim Study for health professionals  House Human Services  Fort Union 
09:00 AM  HB 1004 J *** Health Dept appropriation, increase in LPHU state aid  House Appropriations - Human Resources Division  Sakakawea 
09:15 AM  HB 1055 B ** Replaces mills with cents per $1000  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
09:15 AM  HB 1037 S Interim Study of Medicaid expansion  House Human Services  Fort Union 
09:30 AM  HB 1079 L Study of ND Health Care  House Industry, Business and Labor  Peace Garden 
09:30 AM  HB 1035 L Interim study of Health care in ND  House Industry, Business and Labor  Peace Garden 
09:30 AM  SB 2082 S * Extends Medicaid asset test to basic care eligibility  Senate Human Services  Red River 
09:30 AM  HB 1074 J Not having a real estate license is A misdemeanor  House Industry, Business and Labor  Peace Garden 
09:30 AM  HB 1056 V Mail ballot election required to increase fire district levy  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
09:30 AM  HB 1041 L Medicaid Expansion Pharmacy benefits management changes  House Human Services  Fort Union 
09:30 AM  SB 2028 J * Removes certain offenses by juvenile from statutory transfer to adult court  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
09:30 AM  SB 2055 B Amends reporting requirements for electric companies for property tax purposes  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
09:45 AM  SB 2029 J * Mandatory probation length changes for certain offenses  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:00 AM  SB 2083 S Substantial changes to licensing of assisted living facilities  Senate Human Services  Red River 
10:00 AM  HB 1057 B ** Assessment increase notice changes - interim bill  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:00 AM  HB 1049 J Student loan repayment program for behavioral health professionals  House Human Services  Fort Union 
10:15 AM  SB 2068 R Clarifies statement of full consideration or exemption for recording deeds  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
10:15 AM  SB 2039 E * Structure to fund NDPERS state liability with revenue from foundation aid stabilization fund - if voters approve  Senate Education  Missouri River 
10:15 AM  SB 2030 J * Reduces certain drug paraphernalia offense levels  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:15 AM  HB 1058 B **** Truth in taxation notice mailed to all taxpayers   House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:30 AM  HB 1059 B **** Appropriation for property tax buy down  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:30 AM  SB 2064 S Tribal agencies can initiate foster care proceedings  Senate Human Services  Red River 
10:30 AM  HB 1115 L Loan repayment for behavioral health professionals  House Human Services  Fort Union 
11:00 AM  HB 1116 L Changes to birth records  House Human Services  Fort Union 
11:00 AM  SB 2079 S Extends moratorium on long-term care facility bed construction  Senate Human Services  Red River 
Tuesday 1/13    
08:00 AM  HB 1128 R Construction manager becomes co-obligee with governing board on subcontractor bonds   House Industry, Business and Labor  Peace Garden 
08:00 AM  HB 1103 I Increased penalties for offending employers for WSI purposes  House Industry, Business and Labor  Peace Garden 
08:00 AM  HB 1102 I Expansion of health care provider definition for WSI purposes  House Industry, Business and Labor  Peace Garden 
08:00 AM  HB 1120 I Modification of prison industry rules for WSI purposes  House Industry, Business and Labor  Peace Garden 
08:30 AM  HB 1015 J **** DOCR Budget including quota system for counties  House Appropriations - Human Resources Division  Sakakawea 
08:30 AM  HB 1012 A **** NDDOT Budget, $900 million for Highway Investments  House Appropriations - Government Operations Division  Medora 
08:30 AM  HB 1018 I Dept of Commerce budget including flood grants and workplace safety facility  House Appropriations - Education and Environment Division  Roughrider 
09:00 AM  HB 1030 J Exceptions to minimum mandatory sentences  House Judiciary  Prairie 
09:00 AM  SB 2063 S Court to provide DHS copy of filing termination of parental rights  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
09:00 AM  SB 2043 S Medicaid reimbursement to be available to community paramedics   Senate Human Services  Red River 
09:00 AM  SB 2054 B ** Enhances training requirement for property tax assessors  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
09:15 AM  SB 2070 J * Immunity from prosecution for reporting a medical emergency involving drugs  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
09:15 AM  HB 1082 B Remove grazing requirement for State owned property which pays property tax  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
09:30 AM  HB 1015 J **** DOCR Budget including quota system for counties  House Appropriations - Human Resources Division  Sakakawea 
09:30 AM  HB 1130 H Excise tax exemption for donating cars to needy  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
09:30 AM  HB 1039 L Residential treatment added to insurance benefits  House Human Services  Fort Union 
09:30 AM  SB 2044 S Creates traumatic brain injury flex fund program  Senate Human Services  Red River 
09:40 AM  HB 1040 J Advanced practice nurse added to Mental Health petition process  House Judiciary  Prairie 
09:45 AM  SB 2072 S Expands definition of financial exploitation, reporting requirement of jail prison staff, access to records  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:00 AM  HB 1117 C Changes to streamlined sales tax  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:00 AM  SB 2049 S Behavioral health definition changes regarding family therapists  Senate Human Services  Red River 
10:00 AM  SB 2003 J ** Attorney General's budget and impact grant funds  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
10:00 AM  HB 1046 S Appropriation for traumatic brain injury registry  House Human Services  Fort Union 
10:10 AM  HCR 3002 J Resolution to study restitution for criminals acts  House Judiciary  Prairie 
10:15 AM  HB 1110 C Retailer must provide supporting documentation for leasing personal property  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:15 AM  SB 2073 J DOCR-State Hospital agreement, assistance with security  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:15 AM  SB 2145 J Adds additional educational professionals and board members to required background checks  Senate Education  Missouri River 
10:30 AM  HB 1133 C Tax Commissioner can withhold future payments if overpaid political subdivision  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:30 AM  SB 2056 E ** Clarifies that elected boards must approve levies from appointed boards  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
10:30 AM  HB 1042 J * Appropriation for county personnel for county coroner training  House Human Services  Fort Union 
10:30 AM  HB 1015 J **** DOCR Budget including quota system for counties  House Appropriations - Human Resources Division  Sakakawea 
11:00 AM  SB 2080 S Early childhood licensing, increasing capacity, background checks  Senate Human Services  Red River 
01:30 PM  HB 1015 J **** DOCR Budget including quota system for counties  House Appropriations - Human Resources Division  Sakakawea 
02:00 PM  HB 1047 S DHS may issue license for employment services  House Industry, Business and Labor  Peace Garden 
02:00 PM  HB 1012 A **** NDDOT Budget, $900 million for Highway Investments  House Appropriations - Government Operations Division  Medora 
02:30 PM  SB 2010 C Insurance Dept budget, bonding and fire and tornado funds   Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
Wednesday 1/14    
08:30 AM  SB 2022 E * NDPERS budget, retirement and health plan  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
08:30 AM  HB 1002 J Judicial Budget - 4 more judges and money for guardianship pilot program  House Appropriations - Government Operations Division  Medora 
08:30 AM  HB 1020 A Extension Budget including UGPTI budget  House Appropriations - Education and Environment Division  Roughrider 
08:30 AM  HB 1015 J **** DOCR Budget including quota system for counties  House Appropriations - Human Resources Division  Sakakawea 
09:00 AM  SB 2057 B Regular review of statutory economic development tax incentives  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
09:00 AM  SB 2045 S Behavioral health voucher system for addiction treatment  Senate Human Services  Red River 
09:00 AM  SB 2098 J Clarifies filing requirement for certain appeal notices   Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
09:00 AM  HB 1089 C Sales tax exemptions for IT equipment in a data center  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
09:00 AM  HB 1048 S Develop uniform licensing for social work examiners   House Human Services  Fort Union 
09:30 AM  SB 2046 S Behavioral health data system, substance abuse treatment funding, law enforcement training  Senate Human Services  Red River 
09:30 AM  SB 2100 J Additional controlled substances listed in statute  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
09:30 AM  HB 1050 S Grants to community organizations for elderly and disabled  House Human Services  Fort Union 
10:30 AM  SB 2095 Z Out-of-state contractors operating in ND for disaster remediation work exempt from certain licensing & taxation  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
10:30 AM  HB 1119 J Changes to transfer of supervision of minors  House Judiciary  Prairie 
10:30 AM  SB 2002 C * Sec. of State Budget - UCC & Election  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
10:30 AM  HCR 3005 L Study care of individuals with brain injuries  House Human Services  Fort Union 
10:30 AM  HCR 3004 J Study best practices for forensic death investigation  House Human Services  Fort Union 
10:45 AM  SB 2048 S Behavioral health funding for DHS services and teacher training  Senate Human Services  Red River 
11:30 AM  HB 1020 A Extension Budget including UGPTI budget  House Appropriations - Education and Environment Division  Roughrider 
11:30 AM  SB 2113 B * Disabled vet tax credit on total value rather than just improvements  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
01:30 PM  HB 1020 A ** Extension Budget including UGPTI budget  House Appropriations - Education and Environment Division  Roughrider 
02:00 PM  HB 1022 A Indigent Counsel Budget  House Appropriations - Government Operations Division  Medora 
Thursday 1/15    
08:30 AM  HB 1020 A Extension Budget including UGPTI budget  House Appropriations - Education and Environment Division  Roughrider 
08:30 AM  SB 2009 C * Ag Dept budget, weed and beaver control grant funds  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
08:30 AM  HB 1014 A Industrial Commission budget & budget adjustments to state agencies that get money from heritage fund  House Appropriations - Government Operations Division  Medora 
08:30 AM  HB 1092 X ** NDSU extension should pay for publications  House Government and Veterans Affairs  Fort Union 
09:00 AM  SB 2140 R Removes architect from selection committee for construction manager on government projects  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 
09:00 AM  SB 2133 J Adds physical address to email & phone as exempt records when held by government  Senate Government and Veterans Affairs  Missouri River 
09:00 AM  HB 1137 C Creation of capitol infrastructure fund for political subdivisions  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
09:15 AM  HB 1031 A ** Up to $75 million of GPT from state 1% for state highways in oil country - US85 a priority  House Transportation  Fort Totten 
09:15 AM  HCR 3007 J Study using DOT billboards for weather related information only  House Transportation  Fort Totten 
09:45 AM  SB 2127 E Government employees can get meal reimbursements at conferences in home city  Senate Government and Veterans Affairs  Missouri River 
10:00 AM  HB 1081 J Dedicated turkey license for sick youth  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
10:00 AM  HB 1114 Z New penalties for solid waste disposal  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
10:00 AM  HB 1020 A Extension Budget including UGPTI budget  House Appropriations - Education and Environment Division  Roughrider 
10:00 AM  HB 1032 Z changes to GPT to allow more $ for well plugging  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
10:15 AM  HB 1144 J Uber car insurance  House Transportation  Fort Totten 
10:30 AM  SB 2141 R * Study county recorder fees  Senate Government and Veterans Affairs  Missouri River 
11:00 AM  SB 2020 C * Water Commission budget  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
01:45 PM  HB 1096 Z Changes to conditional water permits for domestic use  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
01:45 PM  HB 1095 Z New appeal times for noncompliant drainage   House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
01:45 PM  HB 1068 Z Industrial commission cannot use information outside of its JX  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
01:45 PM  HB 1097 Z Owners of dams to submit emergency plans to State engineer  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
02:00 PM  SB 2020 C * Water Commission budget  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
Friday 1/16    
08:00 AM  SB 2126 A **** Governor's early access road funding  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
08:00 AM  SB 2103 A **** Surge infrastructure funding  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
08:30 AM  HB 1011 J ** Highway Patrol Budget, $27 million academy  House Appropriations - Government Operations Division  Medora 
08:30 AM  HB 1024 L Budget for tobacco control committee  House Appropriations - Human Resources Division  Sakakawea 
09:00 AM  HB 1125 J Criminal background checks for Parks and Rec  House Government and Veterans Affairs  Fort Union 
09:00 AM  SB 2139 A Snowmobile regulation, registration fees go direct to parks & rec  Senate Transportation  Lewis and Clark 
09:00 AM  SB 2076 H Study of the impact of Cass County diversion project  Senate Energy and Natural Resources  Fort Lincoln 
09:00 AM  HB 1145 Z Water used for oil to be tracked  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
09:00 AM  HB 1112 X Local costs included in disaster calculations  House Government and Veterans Affairs  Fort Union 
09:00 AM  HB 1088 J Must be resident for 3 years to be eligible for Big horn sheep or elk license  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
09:00 AM  HB 1048 S Develop uniform licensing for social work examiners   House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
09:00 AM  HB 1113 Z C Felony for radioactive disposal non-compliance and new rules  House Government and Veterans Affairs  Fort Union 

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