2023 Legislative Session Updates

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Upcoming dates 

State of the State was held January 3 - click here for the recording

Commerce budget hearing - morning session – January 9

Commerce budget hearing - afternoon session - January 9

IBL - January 11

Tourism Day at the Capitol - January 25

 

The Commerce Budget will be heard first in the Education and Environment Division of the House Appropriations Committee Click here to view the members

 

2023 Commerce Bill Watch List
Bill # Hearing Date Subject Status Video
HB 1006

01/27/23
8:30

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the North Dakota aeronautics commission. Committee Work

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1006 Recording

HB 1010 01/25/23
2:00
A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the council on the arts. House Hearing

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1010 Recording

HB 1014

01/23/23
2:00

01/24/23
8:30

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the industrial commission and the agencies under its control; to provide for a transfer; and to provide an exemption. House Hearing

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

Afternoon Session

HB 1014 Recording

HB 1018

01/09/23
10:30 and 1:30

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the department of commerce. Committee Hearing

Recordings:

HB 1018 Recordings

Commerce budget hearing - morning session

Commerce budget hearing - afternoon session

HB 1021

01/26/23
2:00

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the information technology department; and to provide an exemption. Committee Hearing

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1021 Recording

HB 1030 01/11/23
1:30
Relating to skilled workforce student loan repayment and scholarships, dual-credit tuition scholarships, the North Dakota scholars program, Indian scholarships, and academic and career and technical education scholarships; to repeal section 15-63-07 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the use of Indian scholarship refunds; and to declare an emergency. Received from House

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1030 Recording

HB 1032 01/11/23
1:30
Relating to high-demand certificates scholarships; and to provide an appropriation. Referred to Appropriations HB 1032 Recording
HB 1039 01/13/23
9:15
Relating to the closure of the public employees retirement system main plan, the deferred compensation program, and expansion of the defined contribution retirement plan House Hearing HB 1039 Recording
HB 1040 01/13/23
8:30
Relating to the closure of the public employees retirement system main plan, the deferred compensation program, and expansion of the defined contribution retirement plan House Hearing HB 1040 Recording
HB 1062 01/19/23
9:00
Relating to regulation of oil and gas wells, service requirements, modernization of the notice requirement, updating position titles, clarification for mortgage insurance requirements, an exemption for specialized mill equipment, and flare mitigation. Referred to Committee

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1062 Recording

HB 1067 01/13/23
9:00
Relating to powers of the commission. Senate Received from House

North Dakota Legislative Brand Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1067 Recording

HB 1082   Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Commercial Code amendments (2022); to amend and reenact sections 41‑01‑09 Introduced, first reading, referred Committee

HB 1082 Recording

HB 1084 01/05/23
1:00
Relating to business filing requirements with the secretary of state. Senate Received from House HB 1084 Recording
HB 1097 01/13/23
9:00
Relating to the definition of utility-scale energy storage and route adjustments for electric transmission lines; and to amend and reenact subsection 5 of section Senate Received from House

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1097 Recording

HB 1108 01/13/23
9:00
Relating to international climate control regulations. Committee Hearing

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1108 Recording

HB 1124 01/19/23
9:00
Relating to the use of natural gas in new construction. Committee Hearing

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HB 1124 Recording

HB 1135   Relating to exceptions to the acquisition of agricultural land by foreign governments. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1135 Recording
HB 1148 01/20/23
10:00
Relating to an agriculture infrastructure fund; to provide an appropriation; and to provide for a transfer. Committee Hearing

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1148 Recording

HB 1151 01/20/23
9:00
Relating to baiting deer for hunting. Committee Hearing

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1151 Recording

HB 1156 01/16/23
3L30
Relating to services provided by the center for distance education. Second reading, passed, yeas 86 nays 5

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1156 Recording

HB 1158 01/11/23
9:00
Relating to the imposition of a flat income tax rate of one and one‑half percent for individuals, estates, and trusts; and to provide an effective date. Committee Hearing

North Dakota Legislative Brand Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1158 Recording

HB 1163 01/24/23
9:00
Relating to optional career and technical education high school curriculum; and to amend and reenact section 15.1‑21‑02.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to minimum requirements for high school graduation. Committee Hearing

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1163 Recording

HB 1168 01/09/23
10:30
Relating to the provision of an income tax credit for purchases of manufacturing machinery and equipment to automate a manufacturing process; and to provide an effective date. Rereferred to Appropriations

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HB 1168 Recording

HB 1170 01/10/23
9:00
Relating to a property tax exemption for certain natural gas pipeline property; and to provide an effective date. Senate Received from House

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HB 1170 Recording

HB 1175 01/20/23
9:00
Relating to the posting of leased grant lands. House Hearing

HB 1175 Recording

HB 1179 01/17/23
10:00
Relating to the growth of the state budget. Second reading, failed to pass, yeas 21 nays 72

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1179 Recording

HB 1193 01/19/23
9:00
Relating to leave of absence without loss of pay for military duties. Received from House

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HB 1193 Recording

HB 1198 01/26/23
2:30
Relating to requiring an individual who requests an open record to provide the individual's name and contact information. Committee Hearing

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HB 1198 Recording

HB 1209 01/16/23
8:30
A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of commerce for a historic opera house restoration grant program. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee

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HB 1209 Recording

HB 1214 01/16/23
9:00
Relating to department of commerce rural growth incentive program. Senate Received from House

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HB 1214 Recording

HB 1215 01/16/23
9:00
Relating to the filing of business incentive reports; and to repeal chapter 54‑60.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to business incentives, agreements, and reports administered by the department of commerce. Senate Received from House

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1215 Recording

HB 1216 01/23/23
2:30
Relating to the purpose and use of funds in the North Dakota development fund; and to repeal section 10‑30.5‑13 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the North Dakota development fund small business technology investment program. Reported back amended, do pass, amendment placed on calendar 13 0 1

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HB 1216 Recording

HB 1218 01/19/23
2:00
Relating to the creation of the northwest area water supply authority; and to provide for application. House Hearing

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HB 1218 Recording

HB 1227 01/18/23
9:00
Relating to a cost-benefit analysis for a measure or policy affecting the legacy fund. Received from House

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HB 1227 Recording

HB 1232 01/25/23
8:30
A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of career and technical education for career exploration software. Committee Hearing

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1232 Recording

HB 1240 01/23/23
3:00
Relating to skilled workforce student loan repayment and skilled workforce scholarships; and to provide for a transfer. Committee Hearing HB 1240 Recording
HB 1241 01/24/23
9:30
Relating to the workforce education innovation program; to provide for a legislative management report; and to provide an appropriation. Committee Hearing

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HB 1241 Recording

HB 1266 01/16/23
11:00
Relating to completion of existing approved projects and reapplication for renaissance zone designation following expiration of renaissance zone designations. Senate Received from House

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1266 Recording

HB 1272 01/27/23
9:00
Relating to the jurisdiction of the industrial commission and reviewing the enhanced oil recovery potential status of a well. Committee Hearing

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HB 1272 Recording

HB 1276   A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for the agriculture diversification and development fund; and to provide for a transfer. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1276 Recording
HB 1278   Relating to the prudent investor rule; and to amend and reenact section 21-10-02, subsection 1 of section 21-10-08.1, and subsection 2 of section 21-10-11 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the state investment board and the legacy fund. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1278 Recording
HB 1285   Relating to limitations on the introduction of legislative bills prepared by executive branch agencies and the judicial branch Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1285  Recording
HB 1286   Relating to the removal of triggered oil extraction tax rate changes; to provide for application; and to provide an effective date. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1286 Recording
HB 1288   Relating to the lease of additional space by state agencies. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1288 Recording
HB 1302 01/20/23
9:30
Relating to anhydrous ammonia facility applications. Amendment adopted, placed on calendar

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HB 1302 Recording

HB 1346 01/19/23
9:00
Relating to snowmobile registration exemption and penalties; and to provide a penalty. Committee Hearing HB 1346 Recording
HB 1356   Relating to foreign investment in North Dakota; and to amend and reenact subsection 1 of section 47-10.1-02 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the restriction on acquisition of agricultural lands by aliens. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1356 Recording
HB 1369 01/25/23
9:30
Relating to a fertilizer development fund; to provide for a legislative management report; to provide a continuing appropriation; and to provide for a transfer. Committee Hearing

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HB 1369 Recording

HB 1371 01/27/23
9:30
Relating to agricultural definitions, ownership exceptions for beekeeping, agriculture support services, cattle backgrounding and feedlot operations, and raising or producing of livestock by persons that have limited landholdings. Committee Hearing

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1371 Recording

HB 1372   Relating to occupational and professional licensing of foreign practitioners who are residents of the state; to amend and reenact subsection 3 of section 15.1-13-17 and sections 15.1-13-17.1 and 15.1-18-12 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to licensure of teachers; and to provide for a legislative management report. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1372 Recording
HB 1379   Relating to an agriculture infrastructure fund, an economic diversification research fund, a workforce development and enrichment fund, a legacy projects fund, a legacy projects advisory board, and a county and township bridge fund; to amend and reenact sections 6-09.4-10.1 and 21-10-13 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the legacy sinking and interest fund and the legacy earnings fund; to provide a report; to provide an appropriation; to provide a contingent appropriation; and to provide an effective date. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1379 Recording
HB 1382   Relating to scholarships for registered apprenticeship program participants. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1382 Recording
HB 1383 01/23/23
10:00
Relating to the provision of an income tax credit for qualified compensation paid to an apprentice; and to provide an effective date. Committee Hearing

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HB 1383 Recording

HB 1384   Relating to eminent domain and the assessment of damages. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1384 Recording
HB 1394 01/27/23
9:45
Relating to a highway logo sign program. Committee Hearing

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

HB 1394 Recording

HB 1398   Relating to computer science and cybersecurity instruction for adult learners; to amend and reenact sections 15.1-21-01, 15.1-21-02, and 15.1-21-02.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to mandatory computer science and cybersecurity instruction and minimum requirements for high school graduation; and to provide an expiration date. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1398 Recording
HB 1408 01/24/23
10:00
Relating to a partial property tax exemption for land enrolled in the private land open to sportsmen program; and to provide an effective date. Committee Hearing

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HB 1408 Recording

HB 1409   Relating to nonresident youth hunting licenses for small game and waterfowl. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1409 Recording
HB 1414   Relating to a resident family member small game license. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1414 Recording
HB 1420 01/23/23
9:00
Relating to a small business diversity revolving loan fund; to provide a continuing appropriation; to provide an appropriation; and to provide a transfer. Committee Hearing

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HB 1420 Recording

HB 1421   A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for workforce development training grants for new Americans. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1421 Recording
HB 1429 01/23/23
9:00
Relating to state contracts with certain companies that boycott energy, mining, and production agriculture. Committee Hearing

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HB 1429 Recording

HB 1430   Relating to construction, expansion, or environmental upgrade of a renewable feedstock refinery; and to provide an effective date. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1430 Recording
HB 1437 01/26/23
8:30
Relating to the creation of regional livestock planning grants; and to provide for an appropriation. Committee Hearing HB 1437 Recording
HB 1451   Relating to the North Dakota scholarship; and to provide an appropriation. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1451 Recording
HB 1454   Relating to innovation technology grants. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1454 Recording
HB 1470   Relating to back-to-college grants; and to provide an appropriation. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1470 Recording
HB 1486 01/26/23
8:30
Relating to the closure of the public employees retirement system main plan, the deferred compensation program, and expansion of the defined contribution retirement plan; to amend and reenact section 6-09.4-10.1, paragraph 1 of subdivision a of subsection 1 of section 15-39.1-10.3, sections 21-10-13, 54-52-01, 54-52-02.5, 54-52-02.9, 54-52-02.11, and 54-52-02.12, subsection 2 of section 54-52-05, sections 54-52-06 and 54-52-14.3, subdivision b of subsection 1 of section 54-52-17.2, and sections 54-52.6-01, 54-52.6-02, 54-52.6-03, 54-52.6-05, 54-52.6-08, 54-52.6-09, 54-52.6-10, 54-52.6-13, 54-52.6-15, and 54-52.6-19 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to a transfer from the legacy earnings fund to the public employees retirement system main plan and the public employees retirement system defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans; to repeal section 54-52-06.5 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to public employees retirement system retirement plan contribution rates upon reaching full funding; to provide an appropriation; to provide for a transfer; to provide for application; and to provide an effective date. Committee Hearing

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HB 1486 Recording

HB 1495   Relating to requirements for cities granting property tax incentives. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1495 Recording
HB 1496   A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of commerce for rural workforce housing grants. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1496 Recording
HB 1499   Relating to a primary residence revolving loan fund; to provide a continuing appropriation; and to provide a transfer. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1499 Recording
HB 1503   Relating to prohibition of foreign ownership of real property; and to provide for retroactive application. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1503 Recording
HB 1507   Relating to the state minimum wage. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1507 Recording
HB 1511   Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for materials used to construct or expand a coal processing facility that utilizes coal as a feedstock; and to provide an effective date Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1511 Recording
HB 1512   Relating to exclusion areas and factors to consider when evaluating applications and designation of electric energy conversion facility sites, and public hearings; and to amend and reenact subsection 4 of section 49-22-05.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to electric energy conversion facility exclusion areas. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1512 Recording
HB 1519   A BILL for an Act to provide appropriations to the department of transportation, department of health and human services, department of career and technical education, department of agriculture, and industrial commission for unmanned aircraft system grants; and to provide a report. Referred to Appropriations HB 1519 Recording
HB 1527   A BILL for an Act to create and enact chapter 34-16 of the North Dakota Century Code, related to illegal aliens and private employment; and to provide a penalty. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1527 Recording
HB 1538   Relating to the powers of the director of the game and fish department; and to create and enact a new section to chapter 20.1-02 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to fishing contests. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee HB 1538 Recording
HCR 3001 01/18/23
9:00
A concurrent resolution authorizing the Budget Section of the Legislative Management to hold the required legislative hearings on state plans for the receipt and expenditure of new or revised block grants passed by Congress. Reported back, do pass, place on calendar 21 0 2

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HB 3001 Recording

HCR 3003   A concurrent resolution designating House and Senate employment positions and fixing compensation. Filed with Secretary Of State 01/17 HCR 3003 Recording
SB 2018 01/20/23
8:30
A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the state historical society. Senate Hearing

HB 2018 Recording

SB 2019 01/26/23
8:30
A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the parks and recreation department. Committee Hearing

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

SB 2019 Recording

SB 2029 01/05/23
1:00
Relating to emergency commission and budget section approval to accept and disburse federal funds and state special funds. House Received from Senate SB 2029 Recording
SB 2042 01/12/23
9:00
Relating to resolution of identical bids or proposals in procurement and secretary of state registration; and to amend and reenact sections 44‑08‑01 House Received from Senate

SB 2042 Recording

SB 2089 01/04/23
11:00
Relating to the oil extraction tax credit for gas flaring mitigation. Referred to Appropriations SB 2089 Recording
SB 2104 01/09/23
9:15
Relating to early childhood services, resource and referral services, workforce development, early childhood inclusion support program, best in class program, and disclosure of child abuse and neglect confirmed decisions involving early childhood services. House Received from Senate SB 2104 Recording
SB 2122 01/26/23
10:30
Relating to workforce training center funding distribution. Committee Hearing

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SB 2122 Recording

SB 2124 01/26/23
11:30
Relating to meal reimbursement. Committee Hearing

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SB 2124 Recording

SB 2137 01/19/23
9:00
Relating to the membership of the energy policy commission. Reported back, do not pass, placed on calendar 6 0 0

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SB 2137 Recording

SB 2142 01/10/23
11:00
Relating to the creation of an office of health care immigration; to provide an appropriation; and to provide for a report. Senate Hearing SB 2142 Recording
SB 2151 01/26/23
11:15
Relating to the creation of an office of immigration and the immigration workforce loan program; to provide a transfer; to provide an appropriation; and to provide for a report. Committee Hearing

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SB 2151 Recording

SB 2161 01/19/23
9:30
Relating to the state energy research center and the center's funding. Rereferred to Appropriations

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SB 2161 Recording

SB 2162 01/16/23
10:30
Relating to oil and gas gross production tax allocations to counties. Senate Received from House

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SB 2162 Recording

SB 2165 01/19/23
10:00
Relating to duties of the energy policy commission; to provide an appropriation; and to provide for a transfer. House Hearing

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SB 2165 Recording

SB 2171 01/26/23
11:45
Relating to public employees retirement system health benefits; and to amend and reenact subdivision a of subsection 2 of section 54‑52.1‑18 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to public employees retirement system health benefits. Committee Work

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SB 2171 Recording

SB 2180 01/17/23
9:30
Relating to the annual comprehensive financial report, audits of state agencies, reports, financial audits, and petitions. Received from Senate

North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (ndlegis.gov)

SB 2180 Recording

SB 2187   Relating to adoption of the counseling compact. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2187 Recording
SB 2190   Relating to the child care assistance program; and to provide a statement of legislative intent. Committee Hearing SB 2190 Recording
SB 2192 01/18/23
9:00
Relating to the impact of term limits on the legislative assembly. House Received from Senate

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SB 2192 Recording

SB 2197 01/18/23
10:00
Relating to the re-energize North Dakota scholarship; to provide an appropriation; and to provide an expiration date. Senate Hearing

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SB 2197 Recording

SB 2198   Relating to state employee family medical leave. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2198 Recording
SB 2209 01/27/23
9:30
Relating to eminent domain and carbon dioxide pipelines; and to declare an emergency. Committee Hearing

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SB 2209 Recording

SB 2212 01/27/23
9:00
Relating to eminent domain and carbon dioxide pipelines; and to declare an emergency. Committee Hearing

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SB 2212 Recording

SB 2220 01/23/23
9:30
Relating to an allocation from the legacy earnings fund and eligible projects under the housing incentive fund; to provide an effective date; and to declare an emergency. Committee Hearing

SB 2220 Recording

SB 2228 01/27/23
10:00
Relating to permit requirements for pore space storage; to repeal section 38-22-10 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to amalgamation property interests; and to declare an emergency. Committee Hearing

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SB 2228 Recording

SB 2233 01/23/23
10:15
Relating to the audit of loan programs administered by the Bank of North Dakota. Committee Hearing

SB 2233 Recording

SB 2239 01/27/23
9:45
Relating to public employees retirement system main system plan employer contribution rates and participation in the public employees retirement system defined contribution plan; to provide an appropriation; and to provide for application. Committee Hearing

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SB 2239 Recording

SB 2240 01/23/23
10:00
A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of commerce for the base retention grant program. Senate Hearing

SB 2240 Recording

SB 2242   Relating to the Bank of North Dakota and the administration of the bulk propane storage tank revolving loan fund; to provide an appropriation; and to provide a continuing appropriation. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2242 Recording
SB 2249   Relating to the centralization of administration of occupational boards; to provide for a report to the legislative management; and to provide an effective date. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2249 Recording
SB 2251 01/26/23
9:00
Relating to the surveying process during eminent domain proceedings; and to declare an emergency. Committee Hearing

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SB 2251 Recording

SB 2267   Relating to the number of attorneys that may participate in the rural attorney recruit program. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2267 Recording
SB 2270   Relating to a financial incentive to recruit licensed teachers. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2270 Recording
SB 2273 01/26/23
3:15
A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of commerce for a rural grocery store sustainability and food access expansion pilot grant program. Senate Hearing

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SB 2273 Recording

SB 2275 01/24/23
9:00
Relating to the state share of oil and gas taxes. Committee Hearing

SB 2275 Recording

SB 2287 01/26/23
9:00
Relating to a financial incentive to recruit licensed teachers. Committee Hearing

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SB 2287 Recording

SB 2288 01/26/23
9:45
Relating to nursing program matching grants; and to provide an appropriation. Committee Hearing

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SB 2288 Recording

SB 2289   Relating to the energy development and transmission committee. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2289 Recording
SB 2298   Relating to recreational activities on land owned or leased by the state. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2298 Recording
SB 2303   Relating to maximum basement depths in residential properties. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2303 Recording
SB 2306   Relating to job development authorities. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2306 Recording
SB 2313 01/26/23
9:30
Relating to eminent domain and the assessment of damages. Committee Hearing

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SB 2313 Recording

SB 2314 01/27/23
11:00
Relating to common carrier use of eminent domain; and to amend and reenact section 49-19-12 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to common carrier use of eminent domain. Committee Hearing

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SB 2314 Recording

SB 2317 01/27/23
10:30
Relating to the amalgamation of the underground storage of oil and gas; to repeal section 38-25-08 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to amalgamating property interests; and to declare an emergency. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee

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SB 2317 Recording

SB 2330   Relating to the legacy and budget stabilization fund advisory board and legacy fund definitions; and to repeal section 6-09-49.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the legacy infrastructure loan fund. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2330 Recording
SB 2334 01/24/23
10:30
Relating to a local revenue loss reimbursement fund; to amend and reenact subsection 2 of section 57-39.2-04.15 and section 57-39.2-26 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to a sales tax exemption for a fertilizer plant; to provide a continuing appropriation; and to provide an effective date. Committee Hearing SB 2334 Recording
SB 2338   Relating to the state poet laureate. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2338 Recording
SB 2342 01/26/23
2:45
A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of commerce for a downtown hospital building grant program and a rural workforce hospital grant program; and to declare an emergency. Committee Hearing

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SB 2342 Recording

SB 2344   Relating to the health care professional student loan repayment program; and to provide an appropriation. Referred to Human Services SB 2344 Recording
SB 2347   Relating to the threshold for procuring plans, drawings, and specifications from an architect or engineer for construction of a public improvement. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2347 Recording
SB 2357   Relating to a primary residence income tax credit; and to provide an effective date. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2357 Recording
SB 2366   A BILL for an Act to provide for a legislative management study of accessibility of natural gas in small communities. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2366 Recording
SB 2367   Relating to the allocation of the state share of oil and gas taxes. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2367 Recording
SB 2368   A BILL for an Act to provide for a legislative management study regarding a commission to supervise the game and fish department. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2368 Recording
SB 2371   Relating to the power of counties and municipalities to prohibit local development by a foreign adversary; to amend and reenact section 47-01-09 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the prohibition on ownership of real property by a foreign adversary; and to declare an emergency. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2371 Recording
SB 2373   Relating to the establishment of the livestock-friendly county designation. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2373 Recording
SB 2374   Relating to jurisdiction of the industrial commission and payment for production from wells; to amend and reenact sections 38-08-06.3, 47-16-39.1, 47-16-39.2, and 47-16-39.4 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to royalties; and to provide a penalty. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2374 Recording
SB 2382   Relating to motorboat identification numbers and boating regulations; to repeal section 20.1-13-06 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to exemptions for motorboat identification numbers; and to provide a penalty. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2382 Recording
SB 2383   Relating to the carbon dioxide pipeline tax exemption; and to provide an effective date. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2383 Recording
SB 2391   Relating to renaissance zones and income and property tax incentives related to renaissance zones. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee SB 2391 Recording
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A concurrent resolution urging Congress and the Director of the United States Mint to issue commemorative silver and gold coins to commemorate Theodore Roosevelt and the opening of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library. Introduced, first reading, referred Committee

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Gov. Doug Burgum recently delivered his 2023-25 Executive Budget Address to the 68th Legislative Assembly, presenting a strategic budget that includes nearly $170 million to address the state’s workforce shortage, increased support for K-12 education and teacher salaries, and over $3 billion for roads, bridges, water projects and other critical infrastructure – all while cutting individual income taxes to save taxpayers an estimated $500 million over two years.

The following are executive budget updates that reflect Commerce initiatives:

Addressing workforce

The proposed budget includes a comprehensive package across multiple agencies and programs to address the workforce shortage in North Dakota, which has an estimated 35,000 job openings and the nation’s third-lowest unemployment rate. The package includes:

  • $20 million for a competitive Regional Workforce Impact Grant program for local governments, economic development groups and others addressing labor demands.
  • $5 million for a workforce transition training program to help retrain and upskill citizens who have been provided a new work opportunity through automation.
  • $2 million for the Technical Skills Training Grant to support accelerated skilled workforce training programs.
  • $700,000 to support job placement and wraparound support for justice involved populations.

Marketing North Dakota

  • $25 million for a strategic marketing and workforce recruitment campaign which will include support for expanding Commerce’s Find the Good Life campaign and virtual job fairs, in addition to other initiatives.
  • $5 million (one-time) investment in destination North Dakota awareness marketing.

Building healthy, vibrant communities

Burgum highlighted the need to invest in North Dakota’s communities, recreation, and tourism, including the Energize Our Communities plan announced in October to help cities attract new residents and help retain youth and existing workforce.

  • $50 million for a Destination Development Fund that would be matched by private or non-state sources to build or expand unique attractions.
  • $10 million for a Rural Revitalization and Redevelopment Grant Program to promote in-fill development, especially in blighted areas.
  • $5 million for a Rural Workforce Housing Program.
  • $25 million into the Housing Incentive Fund.

Investing in North Dakota

Additional funding recommendations to promote economic development and creating healthy, vibrant communities.

  • $20 million in matching funds for a state military museum to be added to the North Dakota Heritage Center and Museum. During the address, which fell on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Burgum recognized veterans and thanked them for their service.
  • The budget proposes more than $51 million for state parks and recreational/historical sites, including $9 million to build cabins at state parks, $6 million in grants for local parks and recreation, and $8 million for a new campground at the Pembina Gorge.
  • State Infrastructure Fund; $300 million for local infrastructure funds not supported by federal funding. 
  • $76 million in recommendations to improve the affordability, availability and quality of child care programs.
  • A $10 million Workforce Innovation Grant program to support higher education institutions that create new programs or alter existing ones based on urgent workforce needs.  
  • $10 million for an Energy Scholarship Pilot Program to help compete with other states to attract and retain not only energy workers, but their families as well. 
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