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N.D. House Update: February 15, 2021

Members of the North Dakota House of Representatives in the 67th Legislative Assembly continue to complete work in the policy committees, refer bills to appropriations or take final action on the House floor. There is a lot of work to be completed...

 

N.D. House Update: February 1, 2021

Members of the 67th Legislative Assembly continue working on the bills in committee and bringing them to the floor of their respective chamber for action. We are getting a lot of emails on various bills and greatly appreciate the people from our Dist...

 

N.D. House Update: January 18, 2021

Members of the upcoming 67th Legislative Assembly officially convened on January 5, 2021 at the state capital in Bismarck for the start of the session. After members of the 67th Legislature heard from Governor Doug Burgum, Tribal Chairman Mark Fox...

 

N.D. House Update: Jan. 11, 2021

Members of the upcoming 67th Legislative Assembly gathered in Bismarck on January 5, 2021 for the start of the session. Tuesday morning the legislature was scheduled to receive addresses from Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Chairman Mark Fox who...

 

N.D. House Update: Dec. 14, 2020

Members of the upcoming 67th Legislative Assembly met in Bismarck December 1-3 for the organizational session. It was a whole different experience as almost everyone was wearing face masks or face shields, which were required by a temporary rule...

 

N.D. House Recap-May 6, 2019

Members of the 66th Legislative Assembly finished their work on Saturday (April 27) and adjourned. We are thankful with the way many of the issues affecting rural North Dakota came together. There were a lot of changes to the original executive...

 

N.D. House Update - April 29, 2019

Members 66th Legislative Assembly are working together to try to bring the session to a close, hopefully the end of this week. SB 2020 has passed the House and Senate. The bill as amended includes $37.2 million for rural water systems. Sixteen of...

 

N.D. House Update for April 22, 2019

Members of the House of Representatives of the 66th Legislative Assembly joined their Senate colleagues and overrode the Governor's Veto of SB 2055. The House voted 89-3 for the override and in the Senate, it was unanimous. The bill clarifies the...

 

ND House Update April 15, 2019

Members of 66th Legislative Assembly have completed most of the policy committee work and have started meeting in conference committees. The House Appropriations Committee has adopted a pay package for state employees and Senate Appropriations commit...

 

N.D. House Update for April 8, 2019

The House of Representatives took time on Tuesday afternoon to recognize and honor former members who have passed away in the last two years. Family members from across the nation come to the service and take part in the very moving ceremony. There...

 

N.D. House Update- April 1, 2019

Committee work in the policy committees of the 66th Legislative Assembly is nearing completion, and most work will be wrapped up early this week. The two chambers will move into the conference committee portion of the session, in the next few days....

 

N.D. House Update- March 25, 2019

Members of 66th Legislative Assembly reviewed the latest revenue forecasts this past week. The forecasts provided the members with a solid estimate of the dollars they will have to work with as they finish the session. The House and Senate...

 

N.D. House Update for March 18, 2019

The North Dakota House of Representatives is completing their work on the last few house resolutions and start working on the Senate bills. A total of 269 bills and 14 resolutions were passed by the Senate and sent to the House. The deadline for...

 

N.D. House Update - March 11, 2019

The 66th Legislative Assembly was called back to order on Wednesday, Feb. 27 with committee meetings in the morning, a short floor session in the afternoon, and full committee meetings continuing until early evening. We enjoyed the crossover break...

 

N.D. House Update- Feb. 25, 2019

We have completed the first half of the 66th Legislative Session and look forward to catching up with some things at home before starting the second half next Wednesday. We also want to reflect a little on where we are at with the state budget and...

 

N.D. House Update for Feb. 18, 2019

The 66th Legislative Session has moved into the stage where we are spending longer periods of time on the floor, as we complete our work by crossover. We expect some evening work this week or next. Committees are also extremely busy finishing their...

 

N.D. House Update- Feb. 11, 2019

As we move into the second month of the 66th Legislative Session, we are starting to wrap up much of the first half policy committee work. The Appropriations Committee will be meeting extended hours as they deal with the bills that were assigned to...

 

N.D. House Update- Feb. 4, 2019

There have been 545 bills and 31 resolutions introduced in the House of Representatives this session compared to 434 bills and 11 resolutions last session. That is the most bills since the 2009 session. The number of bills in the Senate is up...

 

N.D. House Update for Jan. 28, 2019

As we move into the third week of the 66th Legislative Session, the floor sessions remain about an hour each day and we spend the rest of the day in our respective committees. There are a lot of important bills in every committee and we are trying...

 

House Legislative Report for Jan. 21, 2019

As we move into the second week of the 66th Legislative Session, we are starting to see more bills on the House Floor as committees have completed their work on some of the smaller ones. Besides hearing bills, the committees we serve on are having ov...

 

District 23 House Legislative Report for January 14, 2019

The 66th Legislative Assembly was officially called to order on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. In the morning the legislators heard from Spirit Lake Tribal Chair Myra Pearson and Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle. Tribal Chair Pearson spoke about the many...

 

Legislative Report: Rep. Devin and Vigesaa

Members of the 66th Legislative Assembly met in Bismarck on Dec. 3-5 for the organizational session. The legislators were kept busy with technical training, various educational seminars and the selection of committee assignments. Rep. Vigesaa...

 

Legislative Report: March 15, 2018

We have been involved in committee work recently that should be of interest to many of the citizens of District 23. There are a number of interim committees working on various issues. Others, like the Administrative Rules Committee, which is chaired...

 

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