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Virtual participation seen as a new opportunity for North Dakotans

Josh Askvig, state director for the AARP of North Dakota, commended the state for its push to make sure meetings are able to be viewed by the public.

 

January 25, 2021

NDNAEF photo by Dylan Sherman.

Daniel Weiss, senior executive director of pharmacy benefits at Sanford Health Plan, testified virtually on Jan. 6 before the N.D. House Human Services Committee on HB 1032, which relates to drug prescription costs. Virtual testimony over Zoom is now available during North Dakota's 67th legislative session, which lawmakers hope will improve access for people across the state and lessen the risk of Covid-19.

Social distancing and consequent restrictions on in-person access to meetings during North Dakota's 67th legislative session may seem a barrier to citizen participation, but the state is providing a new way for North Dakotans to engage in proceedings.

North Dakotans are encouraged to participate in the legislative process electronically in order to maintain social distancing and other measures...



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