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ND Counties Optimistic as Session Reaches Crossover
As we reach the “crossover” period of this 65 th Legislative Session, it is not only a good time to catch our breaths but also
reflect on the first half. With 778 bills filed this session, NDACo identified
454 bills that have some degree of county impact – ...

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ND Senate Approves Social Service Funding Bill
By a vote of 43-2 the North Dakota Senate approved SB 2206 the plan to transfer the remaining cost of county social services to the state. The bill will eliminate the 20 mills a county can levy for social services, resulting in permanent, real property tax ...

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NDACo Legislative Report #8
Crossover should easily arrive on time, or very likely a bit
early this year.   It has to do with
leadership seeing its shadow or something.   Rumors suggest a short morning of floor sessions next Thursday and out
the door they will go. As scheduled, there ...

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NDACo Legislative Report #7
NDACo Legislative
Report #7 NDACo continues to monitor the
work being done in committee where legislators are contemplating amendments and
discussing the bills’ merits and whether or not to give them do pass or do not
pass recommendations. We saw a couple c...

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House Approves Protest Related Bills
Law enforcement have asked lawmakers this session to strengthen laws that will give more "teeth" to the laws against those who engage in illegal protest activity. The House answered; passing a majority of the package of proposed bills. House Bill 1193 creat...

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Radio Funding Bill Passes Senate
The North Dakota Senate overturned a committee recommendation and passed SB2204 which allows a surcharge to be added to certain traffic violations for the creation and funding of a statewide interoperable radio network for law enforcement and first responde...

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NDACo Legislative Report #6 As you saw from a previous post, probably the most significant activity of
the week was the unanimous approval of SB2206 - social service funding - by the
House Finance and Taxation Committee.  This bill will be heard next week

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911 Fee for Radio System Passes House 81-12
The North Dakota House voted Wednesday in support of a plan to raise 911 fees $.50 in order to help fund a new radio system for law enforcement and first responders. With a vote of 81-12 the bill now moves to the Senate. North Dakota is the only state in th...

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NDACo Legislative Report #5 Thank you to everyone for the great participation this week.  So many county officials in the Capitol, and so many more emailing support and opposition on important county issues.  Your voice is truly being heard. Previous blog p...

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Strong Support for Bill to Transfer County Social Service Costs to State
The first hearing was held Wednesday on the county social service funding bill to transfer the cost of county social services to the State of North Dakota. This bill provides an exit for the existing 12% property tax buy down and delivers real, permanent pr...
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