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  • Legislative report

    Senator Joan Heckaman, District 23|Jul 2, 2018

    I have been invited to be on the task force to address rural emergency services and funding. We have met to look at the immediate issue, which is to formulate the distribution of state appropriated funds to the rural EMS services. Our second meeting was held April 4 in Bismarck. At that meeting, we approved a funding formula, which addresses issues affecting many of the services. The task force determined that there is a minimum amount of revenue necessary to run small, medium and larger services. At that meeting we approved a formula, which...

  • Legislative Update - January 8, 2018

    Senator Joan Heckaman|Jan 8, 2018

    This last day of 2017 seems like a fitting day to provide a summary of some of the Interim work being done in Bismarck since the adjournment of the 2017 65th Legislative Session. All Interim Committee minutes are available for your information at  I have been working on 8 Interim Committees as well as attending a number of other meetings. There are 27 Interim Committees. Most meet once a quarter and all will provide a summary report in November of 2018 of their work.  My work with Legislative Man...