North Dakota Legislative & Regulatory 

Legislative 

The 65th regular session of the Legislative Assembly convened January 3, 2017. The 65th regular session adjourned sine die on April 27, 2017. 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 2017 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 web site 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 or (TTY: (800) 366-6888); or contact Deb Birgen at MRES.

NORTH DAKOTA LEGISLATIVE GUIDE


Regulatory

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

NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (ND DOH)

“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.

NORTH DAKOTA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (ND PSC)

“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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