Thursday, January 22, 2015

NDACo Week #3 Report


The blog posts below provide much of the weekly happenings, mostly committee hearings, some committee action, but expect more of that next week as we pass the final bill introduction deadline on Monday. 

There has been lots of discussion of the Legislature doing their own “interim” revenue forecast, to use as a basis for budgeting until the “official” forecast is completed in March.  This is to be “out” next week and promises to be VERY important for the short-term decision-making on spending.

Time Bill Number Description Committee Room
Monday 1/26    
8:30 HB 1012 A **** NDDOT Budget, $900 million for State Highway Investments  House Appropriations - Gov Operations Division  Medora 
9:00 SB 2237 S Clarifies individual health information received by DHS is confidential  Senate Human Services  Red River 
9:00 HB 1144 J Uber car insurance  House Industry, Business and Labor  Peace Garden 
9:00 SB 2050 S Client may not be required to apply for Medicaid before receiving SPED services  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
9:00 HB 1004 J *** Health Dept appropriation, increase in LPHU state aid  House Appropriations - Human Resources Division  Sakakawea 
9:15 SB 2305 B Social security excluded from homestead credit income  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
9:15 SB 2253 S Funding for healthy family home visitation  Senate Human Services  Red River 
9:15 HB 1084 J ** Eliminate law enforcement checkpoints  House Judiciary  Prairie 
9:30 HB 1273 J Attorney General to develop program to integrate social workers into law enforcement agencies  House Human Services  Fort Union 
9:30 SB 2200 J * Allows for electronic posting of crime lab results  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
9:45 SB 2256 I Workers compensation for first responders for PTSD  Senate Human Services  Red River 
10:00 HB 1473 J State must pay for minimum mandatory sentences  House Judiciary  Prairie 
10:00 SB 2193 J Adds health care provider to bodily fluid assault   Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:15 HB 1280 S Study the reorganization of the Dept. of Human Services  House Human Services  Fort Union 
10:20 HB 1304 J **** Presumption of age  House Judiciary  Prairie 
10:30 SB 2215 J BCI to establish a bio-metric data system  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:40 HB 1338 J Report domestic violence deaths to fatality review commission  House Judiciary  Prairie 
10:45 HB 1291 S Raises Medicaid income threshold for pregnant women to 200% of poverty  House Human Services  Fort Union 
11:00 HB 1435 E $500 penalty for open meeting violations  House Judiciary  Prairie 
11:15 HB 1295 S Medicaid allowed for family planning  House Human Services  Fort Union 
2:00 HB 1349 E Essential workers home purchase fund  House Industry, Business and Labor  Peace Garden 
2:00 SB 2218 S Supplemental funding for persons with developmental disabilities  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
2:00 HB 1346 J State's Attorney to enforce retail installment contracts  House Industry, Business and Labor  Peace Garden 
2:00 HB 1004 J *** Health Dept appropriation, increase in LPHU state aid  House Appropriations - Human Resources Division  Sakakawea 
Tuesday 1/27    
8:00 HB 1388 J Money to DPI for school resource officers  House Education  Pioneer 
8:30 HB 1014 A Industrial Commission budget & budget adjustments to state agencies that get money from heritage fund  House Appropriations - Government Operations Division  Medora 
8:30 HB 1015 J **** DOCR Budget including quota system for counties  House Appropriations - Human Resources Division  Sakakawea 
9:00 SB 2154 J ** Armstrong DUI statute changes  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
9:00 SB 2307 B ** $50,000 or 50% of T&F value property tax credit on all primary residences, no annual renewals  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
9:00 HB 1160 C Changes to interest rates for delinquent income tax  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
9:00 HB 1173 S DHS grants for home health and hospice  House Human Services  Fort Union 
9:00 SB 2033 A ** GPT revenues exceeding projections by 20% to be distributed to political subdivisions by GPT formula  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
9:15 HB 1167 C Elimination of income tax  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
9:30 HB 1230 J Allows internet based paddlewheel gambling  House Judiciary  Prairie 
9:30 HB 1439 L State hospital limitations on requesting payment  House Human Services  Fort Union 
9:30 SB 2233 R Construction manager must open subcontractor bids publically for public projects  Senate Industry, Business and Labor  Roosevelt Park 
9:30 HB 1223 X Major reduction of income tax rates  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
9:30 SB 2182 J States attorney or AG to prosecute unlawful practices of transient merchants  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:00 SB 2206 A **** State to fund social service grants, commission to study all costs  Senate Human Services  Red River 
10:15 HB 1458 L Fund to pay off hospital bad debt  House Human Services  Fort Union 
10:30 SB 2274 J Timelines on firearm certifications, court appeal of denials  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:30 HB 1225 J Drinking age may be 18 on military bases  House Judiciary  Prairie 
10:30 SB 2302 B * Increases amount of homestead credit for special assessments - reduces lien, changes interest  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
10:30 HB 1344 A *** Increase state sales tax to counties/cities with high sales   House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:55 HB 1467 J US Boarder Patrol has arrest power  House Judiciary  Prairie 
11:00 HB 1455 L Creation of nursing staff services  House Human Services  Fort Union 
2:00 HB 1015 J **** DOCR Budget including quota system for counties  House Appropriations - Human Resources Division  Sakakawea 
Wednesday 1/28    
8:00 HB 1434 J Alcohol sales at 11 on Sunday  House Industry, Business and Labor  Peace Garden 
8:00 HB 1383 V School bond votes only for freeholders  House Education  Pioneer 
8:30 SB 2016 C * DES & state radio budget, statewide radio project  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
8:30 HB 1021 A ITD budget including $ for CJIS  House Appropriations - Government Operations Division  Medora 
8:30 SB 2107 J ** Adopts uniform act on human trafficking  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
8:30 HB 1015 J **** DOCR Budget including quota system for counties  House Appropriations - Human Resources Div Sakakawea 
9:00 HB 1321 J Electronic stalking  House Judiciary  Prairie 
9:00 HB 1350 J Juvenile assessment center pilot program   House Human Services  Fort Union 
9:00 SB 2234 S Down syndrome individuals eligible for Medicaid  Senate Human Services  Red River 
9:30 SB 2199 S $1 million to DHS for human trafficking victims treatment  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
9:30 HB 1281 J Creates Blue Alert notice system for serious offenders  House Judiciary  Prairie 
9:30 SB 2265 B * Lakeside property need only be valued at 65% of sales ratio study  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
10:00 HB 1264 J Exempts law enforcement body camera images from open records  House Judiciary  Prairie 
10:00 SB 2219 J Creates a statewide human trafficking commission  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:00 SB 2320 H Medication therapy management program for Medicaid recipients  Senate Human Services  Red River 
10:15 HB 1401 C Exemptions from sales tax for materials bought by contractor for non-taxable entity   House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:30 SB 2102 E Rolls national guard and firefighters into peace officer retirement plan  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
10:30 SB 2232 J * Seven year statute of limitations for human trafficking  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:30 HB 1307 J Threatening public servants by filing liens C Felony  House Judiciary  Prairie 
10:30 HB 1014 A Industrial Commission budget & budget adjustments to state agencies that get money from heritage fund  House Appropriations - Government Operations Division  Medora 
10:30 HB 1472 A *** State Aid goes to full penny, 50% to be used for infrastructure  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:30 SB 2276 B Property tax exemption for natural gas service lines to unserved community, 10 years  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
10:50 HB 1464 J B misdemeanor to have powder alcohol  House Judiciary  Prairie 
11:00 SB 2250 J Increases offense level for some prostitution crimes  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
11:00 SB 2217 B * Alternative approach to requiring appointed board budget reports  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
2:00 HB 1413 X Board to provide veteran scholarships  House Education  Pioneer 
2:00 HB 1015 J **** DOCR Budget including quota system for counties  House Appropriations - Human Resources Division  Sakakawea 
Thursday 1/29    
8:00 HB 1389 V IDs for non-citizens must be clearly marked  House Government and Veterans Affairs  Fort Union 
8:00 HB 1333 V Voter must show ID with 30 day residency  House Government and Veterans Affairs  Fort Union 
8:00 HB 1260 V Calculating who is nominated for multi-position offices on primary  House Government and Veterans Affairs  Fort Union 
8:30 HB 1443 A 100 million to Bank for loans to pol subs  House Appropriations  Roughrider 
9:00 HB 1358 Z Money for reclaiming abandoned pipelines  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
9:00 HB 1271 C Health Dept fines to go into environmental quality fund  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
9:00 HB 1390 Z Driller not liable for improper disposal when contract company screws up  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
9:00 HB 1193 C * Bankers bill to expand local government investment options  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
9:00 SB 2207 C $4 million for matching grants to county historical societies  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 
9:00 SB 2166 J Increases weight limit of modified vehicles allowed to be licensed  Senate Transportation  Lewis and Clark 
9:00 HB 1377 A ** Removes SIIF "overflow" into the Legacy Fund - goes to property tax relief fund House Appropriations  Roughrider 
9:00 HB 1469 X Public Transportation must provide free rides for disabled veterans  House Transportation  Fort Totten 
9:30 HB 1194 C * Political subs may borrow up to $500,000 for five years with no vote  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
9:30 HB 1198 A Exempts national guard members from MV fees   House Transportation  Fort Totten 
10:00 HB 1176 A **** GPT distribution changes   House Appropriations  Roughrider 
10:00 SB 2296 C $50 million in loans and $10 in grants to expand broadband  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 
10:00 SB 2227 J * $600,000 appropriation for community service providers  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
10:15 SB 2297 C $30 million to G&F for habitat and access  Senate Energy and Natural Resources  Fort Lincoln 
10:15 SB 2179 J Allows for electronic proof of insurance  Senate Transportation  Lewis and Clark 
10:15 HB 1436 J Changes to industrial hemp  House Agriculture  Peace Garden 
10:30 HB 1268 B By July 2016, Land Board must define school land boundaries in each county  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
10:30 SB 2258 E OMB director to write rules regarding family leave  Senate Government and Veterans Affairs  Missouri River 
11:00 SB 2263 C $2 million for township roads bordering Canada and to a state park  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 
2:00 HB 1015 J **** DOCR Budget including quota system for counties  House Appropriations - Human Resources Div Sakakawea 
2:00 HB 1075 E legislative candidates requirement for getting on the ballot  House Government and Veterans Affairs  Fort Union 
2:00 HB 1440 Z Abandoned well status needs landowner approval  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
2:00 HB 1348 V Absentee ballots can be cast at poll  House Government and Veterans Affairs  Fort Union 
2:00 HB 1414 V Party endorsed primary ballots  House Government and Veterans Affairs  Fort Union 
2:00 HB 1309 V Changes to petition circulators  House Government and Veterans Affairs  Fort Union 
2:15 HB 1242 J * Raises speeding fines to $2/mile over or more  House Transportation  Fort Totten 
2:30 SB 2267 C $25 million to water commission to buy land under Devils Lake  Senate Energy and Natural Resources  Fort Lincoln 
3:00 HB 1400 X State matching funds to buy inundated lands under Devils Lake  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
Friday 1/30    
8:00 HB 1372 L 100K for finding agent orange victims  House Government and Veterans Affairs  Fort Union 
8:30 SB 2096 C Exempts internet access from sales tax  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
8:30 HB 1015 J **** DOCR Budget including quota system for counties  House Appropriations - Human Resources Div Sakakawea 
8:30 HB 1013 A **** Land Board Budget, Oil Impact Fund, retains current GPT formula   House Appropriations - Government Op Div Medora 
9:00 SB 2211 J Raises penalty for driving without liability insurance  Senate Transportation  Lewis and Clark 
9:00 SB 2246 R ** Raises threshold for public improvement bidding to $250,000  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 
9:00 SB 2319 X Affects tax on horizontal oil wells in forced pools  Senate Energy and Natural Resources  Fort Lincoln 
9:30 HB 1297 J Repeals magistrate role in disposal of stolen property  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
9:30 HB 1424 J DOT to send certified mailings  House Transportation  Fort Totten 
9:45 SB 2248 J Tow truck get amber and white lights  Senate Transportation  Lewis and Clark 
10:00 HB 1415 A Flood protection for Fargo  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
10:00 HB 1342 E Legislature every year  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
10:00 HB 1334 H Electric vehicles to pay fee to highway fund  House Transportation  Fort Totten 
10:00 HB 1014 A Industrial Commission budget & budget adjustments to state agencies that get money from heritage fund  House Appropriations - Government Operations Division  Medora 
10:00 SB 2260 A ** $20 million from SIIF for special economically impacted road grants - counties with less than $500,000 in oil money  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 
10:15 SB 2287 X Oil well flaring limited to 90 days  Senate Energy and Natural Resources  Fort Lincoln 
10:30 HB 1306 S Retirement funds not counted for energy assistance  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
10:45 SB 2247 X Requires annual legislative sessions 50-day and 30-day   Senate Government and Veterans Affairs  Missouri River 
11:30 HB 1352 D Elimination of specials for irrigation from Garrison diversion  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 

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