North Dakota Legislative & Regulatory


The 68th regular session of the Legislative Assembly convened Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, and adjourned sine die April 30, 2023.

North Dakota’s Legislature meets in regular session in odd-numbered years. The 69th regular session of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly will convene on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2025.

During the legislative session, MRES continuously monitors bills introduced in the North Dakota Legislative Assembly that could affect municipal electric utilities in the state.

2023-2024 North Dakota Legislative Guide

For more information about legislative activity in North Dakota, go to the Members Only section of the website to read the MRES Legislative Line, which breaks down bills and legislative issues for each of Missouri River's four member states — Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.


MRES 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 rule-makings underway at this time.

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