North Dakota Legislative & Regulatory


The 67th regular session of the Legislative Assembly convened Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, and adjourned on April 29, 2021. The legislature will maintain a busy interim process until it convenes the 68th Legislative Assembly in January 2023.

Missouri River Energy Services continuously monitors bills introduced in the North Dakota Legislature that could affect electric utilities in the state. North Dakota's legislature meets only in odd-numbered years.

Below is a list of the House and Senate file numbers of each bill introduced before and during the 21 session and a short summary of the effect of the bill. For more information about a particular bill, click on the bill number.

NOTICE: The legislature's website does not necessarily contain the latest status on any given bill. If you need up-to-the-minute information on legislation call the legislative telephone room at 888-635-3447 (TTY: 800-366-6888) or contact Deb Birgen at MRES.

North Dakota Legislative Guide

For more information on North Dakota's redistricting efforts, please read the MRES Legislative Line.


Missouri River Energy Services regularly monitors state agencies to identify issues that might affect MRES or its municipal electric utility members.

North Dakota Regulatory Matters


“The North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Air Quality works to safeguard the environment for North Dakota. Programs within the Division deal with issues that affect the comfort, health, safety and well-being of all North Dakota citizens and their environment. Enforcement of state and federal environmental laws is accomplished through permitting, inspection, sampling, analytical services and monitoring activities of the division.”

There are no relevant dockets or rulemakings underway at this time.


“The Public Service Commission is a constitutional agency with varying degrees of statutory authority over abandoned mine lands, coal mine reclamation, electric and gas utilities, telecommunications companies, energy conversion facility siting, transmission facility siting, railroads, grain elevators, facility-based grain buyers, roving grain buyers, and hay buyers, auctioneers, auction clerks, weighing and measuring devices, pipeline safety, and underground damage prevention.”

There are no relevant dockets or rulemakings underway at this time.

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