Thursday, March 5, 2015

NDACo Week 9 Legislative Report


Although it was as short week, the policy committees jumped right into their work and tried to move out as many non-controversial bills as possible.  A 75-day session is still the goal!  Although a number of “county priority” bills had hearings, most did not see committee action – counties must be more controversial! 
 
Next week the pace continues, with plenty of hearings, and longer floor sessions.  Most of the “big money bills”, however will likely not be heard until after the official revenue forecast is released. 
 
MOST IMPORTANTLY however, is the COUNTY OFFICIALS ACADEMY to be held on Monday and Tuesday next week.  Here is where you can hear a full county legislative update, but also learn a whole bunch more about county government, as well as rub shoulders with your county counterparts and your local legislators.  Good learning, good people and good times.  Hope you all can make it.  There is more information on our website at www.ndaco.org/academy
 
Time Bill Number Description Committee Room
Monday 3/9    
8:30 SB 2010 C Insurance Dept budget, bonding and fire and tornado funds   House Approp-Gov Ops Medora 
8:30 HB 1004 A **** Health Dept appropriation, increase in LPHU state aid  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
9:00 SB 2031 B School district property tax reduction grants, mill levy limits, base year calculations  House Approp. Ed & Env Roughrider 
9:00 SB 2046 S Behavioral health data system, substance abuse treatment funding, law enforcement training  House Human Services  Fort Union 
9:00 SB 2031 B School district property tax reduction grants, mill levy limits, base year calculations  House Education  Pioneer 
9:00 HB 1161 J Raises the minimum gambling bet for 21  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
9:00 HB 1223 C Major reduction of income tax rates  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
9:00 HB 1102 I Expansion of health care provider definition for WSI purposes  Senate Industry, Bus & Labor Roosevelt Park 
9:00 SB 2035 B ** Sales tax exemption for new chemical plants, $1 billion in property tax exemptions trigger Commerce Dept. hearing  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
9:15 SB 2048 S Behavioral health funding for DHS services and teacher training  House Human Services  Fort Union 
9:15 SB 2096 C Exempts internet access from sales tax  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
9:30 HB 1049 J Student loan repayment program for behavioral health professionals  Senate Human Services  Red River 
9:30 SB 2054 B ** Enhances training requirement for property tax assessors  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
9:30 HB 1103 I Increased penalties for offending employers for WSI purposes  Senate Industry, Bus. &  Labor  Roosevelt Park 
9:45 SB 2045 S Behavioral health voucher system for addiction treatment  House Human Services  Fort Union 
10:00 SB 2055 B Amends reporting requirements for electric companies for property tax purposes  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:00 HB 1120 I Modification of prison industry rules for WSI purposes  Senate Industry, Bus & Labor Roosevelt Park 
10:15 SB 2027 J ** Mandatory sentencing changes - interim bill  House Judiciary  Prairie 
10:15 SB 2056 B ** Clarifies that elected boards must approve levies from appointed boards  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:30 SB 2218 S Supplemental funding for persons with developmental disabilities  House Human Services  Fort Union 
10:30 SB 2057 B Regular review of statutory economic development tax incentives  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:30 HB 1159 I Release of information on WSI claims to employer  Senate Industry, Bus & Labor Roosevelt Park 
10:45 HB 1285 C Commerce appropriation for domestic violence shelter grants  Senate Human Services  Red River 
10:45 SB 2029 J * Mandatory probation length changes for certain offenses  House Judiciary  Prairie 
11:00 HB 1188 Z School annexation section for district coterminous with city  Senate Education  Missouri River 
11:10 SB 2030 J * Reduces certain drug paraphernalia offense levels  House Judiciary  Prairie 
2:00 SB 2012 A **** Human Services budget, enhanced county reimbursement for expanded Medicaid  House Approp. HR Division Sakakawea 
2:00 HB 1377 A ** Removes SIIF "overflow" into the Legacy Fund - goes to property tax relief fund   Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
2:00 SB 2080 S Early childhood licensing, increasing capacity, background checks  House Human Services  Fort Union 
2:15 SB 2006 B * Tax Dept budget  House Approp. Gov Ops Medora 
2:30 SB 2253 S Funding for healthy family home visitation  House Human Services  Fort Union 
Tuesday 3/10    
8:30 SB 2003 J ** Attorney General's budget and impact grant funds  House Approp. Gov Ops Medora 
8:30 HB 1002 J Judicial Budget - 4 more judges and money for guardianship pilot program  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
8:30 SB 2012 A **** Human Services budget, enhanced county reimbursement for expanded Medicaid  House Approp. HR Division Sakakawea 
9:00 HB 1089 C Sales tax exemptions for IT equipment in a data center  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
9:00 SB 2100 J Additional controlled substances listed in statute  House Human Services  Fort Union 
9:00 HB 1434 J Alcohol sales at 11 on Sunday  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
9:15 SB 2104 J Regulatory structure for opioid overdose rescue kits  House Human Services  Fort Union 
9:15 SB 2113 B * Disabled vet tax credit on total value rather than just improvements  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
9:30 HB 1416 J Liability protection for bar owners who provide server training  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
9:30 HB 1359 S DHS to review rates for basic care facilities  Senate Human Services  Red River 
9:45 HB 1319 C Exemption of athletic events from sales tax  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
10:00 SB 2070 J * Immunity from prosecution for reporting a medical emergency involving drugs  House Judiciary  Prairie 
10:00 HB 1464 J B misdemeanor to have powder alcohol  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:15 SB 2378 C Bank of ND to establish grant fund for cultural improvements, tax credits available to contributors  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:30 HB 1304 J *** Presumption of age  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:40 SB 2072 J Expands definition of financial exploitation, reporting requirement of jail prison staff, access to records  House Judiciary  Prairie 
11:00 HB 1305 J Additions to name change petition  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
11:00 HB 1401 C Study sales tax exemptions for materials bought by contractor for tax exempt entity  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
11:00 SB 2320 S Medication therapy management program for Medicaid recipients  House Human Services  Fort Union 
11:00 HB 1128 R Construction manager becomes co-obligee with governing board on subcontractor bonds   Senate IB&L Roosevelt Park 
11:10 SB 2098 J Clarifies filing requirement for certain appeal notices   House Judiciary  Prairie 
2:00 SB 2325 Z  Allows multiple brewer taproom licenses  House IB&L Peace Garden 
2:00 HB 1093 A Technical corrections to highway distribution fund  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
2:00 SB 2012 A **** Human Services budget, enhanced county reimbursement for expanded Medicaid  House Approp. HR Division Sakakawea 
3:00 HB 1443 C * $400 million for infrastructure loan fund for political subdivisions  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
Wednesday 3/11    
8:30 SB 2016 C * DES & state radio budget, statewide radio project  House Approp. Gov Ops Medora 
8:30 SB 2012 A **** Human Services budget, enhanced county reimbursement for expanded Medicaid  House Approp. HR Division Sakakawea 
9:00 SB 2327 V * DOCR to report incarcerated felons to Sec. of State for voting purposes  House Judiciary  Prairie 
9:00 HB 1056 V Mail ballot election required to increase fire district levy  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
9:05 HCR 3025 X Resolution of commendation for Bison Football  Senate Education  Missouri River 
9:30 SB 2200 J * Allows for electronic posting of crime lab results  House Judiciary  Prairie 
9:30 HB 1054 B * Modifiers used for areas over 5 contiguous acres  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
9:30 HB 1029 J Changes to abuse or neglect of a child  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:00 SB 2161 J Creates committee to consider problem-solving courts  House Judiciary  Prairie 
10:00 HB 1038 L Telemedicine must be covered in insurance policies  Senate Human Services  Red River 
10:00 SB 2174 L Study of ND health care system  House Human Services  Fort Union 
10:00 HB 1119 J * Changes to transfer of supervision of minors  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:00 SB 2337 A Expands oil tax exemption  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:15 HB 1392 B Mobile homes cannot be special assessed higher than homes  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
10:30 HB 1118 J Expansion of probation officer's authority  Senate Judiciary  Fort Lincoln 
10:30 SB 2043 L Medicaid reimbursement for community paramedics   House Human Services  Fort Union 
10:30 SB 2307 B ** Amended to 12% state-paid property tax relief  House Finance and Taxation  Fort Totten 
10:45 HB 1340 B Changes to special assessment protest  Senate Finance and Taxation  Lewis and Clark 
11:00 HB 1039 L Residential treatment added to insurance benefits  Senate Human Services  Red River 
11:00 HB 1047 S DHS may issue license for employment services  Senate Industry, Business and Labor  Roosevelt Park 
2:00 SB 2168 J * Guardianship statute updates  House Human Services  Fort Union 
2:00 SB 2012 A **** Human Services budget, enhanced county reimbursement for expanded Medicaid  House Approp. HR Division Sakakawea 
2:15 SB 2022 E * NDPERS budget, retirement and health plan  House Approp. Gov Ops Medora 
Thursday 3/12    
8:30 SB 2012 A **** Human Services budget, enhanced county reimbursement for expanded Medicaid  House Approp. HR Division Sakakawea 
8:30 SB 2015 C ** OMB budget, guardianship funding  House Approp. Gov Ops Medora 
8:30 HB 1012 A *** NDDOT Budget, $900 million for State Highway Investments, $8 million for townships  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
9:00 SB 2008 A * PSC Budget - Diversion of $1 million from highway fund for rail safety  House Approp. Ed & Env Roughrider 
9:00 SB 2361 X Eminent domain use by WAWS may be used for residential use only  House Energy & Nat. Res. Pioneer 
9:00 SB 2336 X Expansion of western area water supply requires additional steps  House Energy & Nat. Res. Pioneer 
9:00 SB 2139 A Snowmobile regulation, registration fees go direct to parks & rec  House Transportation  Fort Totten 
9:00 SB 2343 X Royalty owners to be paid for flared gas  House Energy & Nat. Res. Pioneer 
9:00 SB 2356 H Study oil well site and gravel pit reclamation  House Energy & Nat. Res. Pioneer 
9:00 SB 2195 H Raised max in township special road fund from $30K to $100K  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
9:30 SB 2293 A * Amended to require rail safety reports - diversion of highway funds amended out  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
9:45 HB 1107 J * Restrictions on where State Radio can as primary PSAP  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 
9:45 HB 1436 J Changes to industrial hemp  Senate Agriculture  Roosevelt Park 
10:00 SCR 4001 R * Study laws requiring political subs to file reports with state, to eliminate unneeded ones  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
10:00 HB 1096 Z Changes to conditional water permits for domestic use  Senate Energy & Nat. Res. Fort Lincoln 
10:30 HB 1148 R Increases to abstracter fees  Senate GVA Missouri River 
10:30 SB 2149 R Public improvement bidding publishing requirements expanded, deadline for plans  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
10:30 HB 1268 B By July 2016, Land Board must define school land boundaries in each county  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 
10:45 HB 1097 Z Owners of dams to submit emergency plans to State engineer  Senate Energy and Natural Resources  Fort Lincoln 
11:00 HB 1258 Z Amended to study extraterritorial zoning  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 
11:00 HB 1197 X Government funds can't go to non-profit to purchase property for wildlife or conservation   Senate Agriculture  Roosevelt Park 
2:00 HB 1011 J ** Highway Patrol Budget, $27 million academy amended out in House  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
2:00 SB 2012 A **** Human Services budget, enhanced county reimbursement for expanded Medicaid  House Approp. HR Division Sakakawea 
2:15 SB 2005 B ** State a Treasurers budget, state paid property tax relief  House Approp - Gov. Ops Medora 
2:30 SB 2179 J Allows for electronic proof of insurance  House Transportation  Fort Totten 
2:30 SB 2374 Z Owners of oil, gas, saltwater gathering lines to obtain industrial commission permits, install flowmeters  House Energy and Natural Resources  Pioneer 
2:30 SB 2166 H Increases weight limit of modified vehicles allowed to be licensed  House Transportation  Fort Totten 
3:00 SB 2276 B Property tax exemption for natural gas service lines to unserved community, 10 years  House Energy & Nat. Res. Pioneer 
3:00 HB 1409 X * Increases outdoor heritage fund to $50 million per biennium, refines purposes  Senate Energy & Nat. Res. Fort Lincoln 
Friday 3/13    
8:30 HB 1158 R **** Remove game and fish license from auditors  Senate Energy & Nat. Res. Fort Lincoln 
8:30 SB 2017 C ** Game & Fish budget, funding for license admin assumption   House Approp. Gov Ops Medora 
8:30 SB 2012 A **** Human Services budget, enhanced county reimbursement for expanded Medicaid  House Approp. HR Division Sakakawea 
8:30 HB 1033 A * Creates mechanism for budgeting legacy fund disbursement  Senate Appropriations  Harvest 
9:00 SB 2352 J Expanded authority for law enforcement to remove abandoned vehicles from roadway  House Transportation  Fort Totten 
9:00 HB 1095 Z New appeal times for noncompliant drainage   Senate Energy and Natural Resources  Fort Lincoln 
9:00 HB 1182 R ** Cleans up county bidding law, studies public improvement threshold  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 
9:00 HB 1372 L 100K for finding agent orange victims  Senate GVA Missouri River 
9:00 SB 2061 L Pasteurized milk regulation  House Agriculture  Peace Garden 
9:00 SB 2262 R Threshold for annual, rather than biennial, audits raised to $300,000  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
9:00 HB 1144 J Uber car insurance  Senate Transportation  Lewis and Clark 
9:15 HB 1080 E ** NDPERS retirement changes - increase to regular contribution amended out   Senate GVA Missouri River 
9:30 SB 2246 R ** Raises threshold for public improvement bidding to $250,000  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
9:45 HB 1193 R * Bankers bill to expand local government investment options  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 
9:45 HB 1062 E PERS technical corrections  Senate GVA Missouri River 
10:00 HCR 3009 H Urge Congress to pass define "waters of US" favorably  Senate Agriculture  Roosevelt Park 
10:00 SB 2371 C Cities can create administrative boards with authority to levy fines  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
10:15 HB 1358 Z Money for reclaiming abandoned pipelines  Senate Energy & Nat. Res. Fort Lincoln 
10:30 HB 1469 X Public Transportation must provide free rides for disabled veterans  Senate Transportation  Lewis and Clark 
10:30 HB 1318 A ** Agriculture impact grant process for infrastructure, funding amended out  Senate Agriculture  Roosevelt Park 
10:30 HB 1363 I * Counties to provide insurance coverage for Public Administrator  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 
10:30 SB 2315 I *** Raises political subdivision liability from $500K to $1 million  House Political Subdivisions  Prairie 
11:00 HB 1343 V Recall election changes  Senate Political Subdivisions  Red River 

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