2019 House Bill Introductions

HB 1035:  A bill to require a fiscal impact analysis of statewide ballot measures.
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 1/31/19. Committee reports Do Pass (10-3) 2/4/19.  Passed House (62-28) 2/7/19. Referred to Senate Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 3/8/19. Committee reports Do NOT pass (5-2) 3/21/19. Failed to pass Senate (20-23) 3/22/19.  Motion to reconsider vote passed (34-11) 3/25/19. Passed Senate (34-11) 3/25/19. Signed by Governor 3/28/19.

HB 1036:  A bill to require a fiscal impact analysis of referred measures.
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 1/31/19.  Committee reports Do Pass (10-3) 2/4/19. Passed House (83-7) 2/7/19. Referred to Senate Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 3/8/19. Committee recommends Do Pass (7-0) 3/8/19. Passed Senate (43-2) 3/11/19. Signed by Governor 3/20/19. 

HB 1067:  A bill to increase municipal bidding threshold to $1 million. 
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 1/4/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (14-0) 1/7/19. Passed House (85-4) 1/10/19. Referred to Senate. Referred to Senate Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 2/28/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (6-0) 2/28/19. Passed Senate (45-0) 3/4/19. Returned to House to consider Senate amendment. House refuses to concur with Senate amendments. Conference committee appointed: Reps. Longmuir, Strinden, and Adams; and Senators D. Larson, Anderson, and J. Lee 4/5/19. Conference report back from committee (House accedes) 4/9/19. Conference committee report adopted by House (65-26) 4/16/19.  Senate adopted Conference report 4/16/19.

HB 1133:  A bill prohibiting the ND PSC from approving IOU rate increases due to other state laws.
Status:  Introduced 1/4/19. Referred to Industry, Business and Labor. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (9-4) 1/14/19. Failed to pass House (31-60) 1/15/19. 

HB 1136:  A bill allowing a political subdivision to accept bids for a portion of a project and to re-bid the remaining portions if satisfactory bids were not received.  
Status:  Introduced 1/4/19. Referred to Industry, Business and Labor. Set for hearing 1/22/19. Committee reports Do Pass (12-0) 1/23/19. Passed House (91-0) 1/25/19. Referred to Senate Industry, Business and Labor. Set for hearing 3/6/19. Committee reports Do Pass (6-0) 3/7/19. Passed Senate (42-0) 3/8/19. Signed by Governor 3/20/19.

HB 1167:  A bill revising the wind setback requirements for wind permits/applications for construction.
Status:  Introduced 1/3/19; referred to Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 1/18/19. Committee reports Do Pass (8-6) 2/18/19. Failed to pass House with required constitutional majority (47-43) 2/20/19. Motion to reconsider vote failed 2/20/19.  

HB 1217:  A bill allowing the Public Service Commission to make an investigation and findings whenever an individual petitions that he/she is directly affected by competition with a state agency; upon a finding of direct competition, the PSC may order the state agency or institution to cease the activity unless cessation would cause an emergency or irreparable harm.
Status:  Introduced 1/3/19; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 1/24/19. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (10-4) 1/28/19. Failed to Pass House (24-67) 1/31/19.

HB 1225:  A bill to have legislative management study methods of creating consumable energy and future innovative methods of creating energy.
Status:  Introduced 1/3/19; referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/18/19.  Committee reports Do Pass as amended (13-0) 2/4/19. Passed House as amended (88-0) 2/8/19; referred to Senate. Referred to Senate Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 3/1/19. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (6-0) 3/15/19. Failed to pass Senate (7-39) 3/18/19.

HB 1356:  A bill to increase the threshold for public bidding in certain public works projects.
Status:  Introduced 1/9/19; referred to Political Subdivisions Committee. Set for hearing 1/17/19. Committee reports Do Pass (11-3) 2/15/19. Failed to Pass House (42-51) 2/19/19. Motion to reconsider passed. Passed House on reconsideration (54-37) 2/20/19. Referred to Senate Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 3/14/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (5-0) 3/22/19. Passed Senate (39-6) 3/25/19. House refuses to concur with Senate amendments. Conference committee appointed: Reps. Pyle, M. Johnson, and Fegley; and Senators J. Lee, Burckhard, and Dotzenrod 4/5/19. Conference report back from committee (further amended) 4/12/19. Conference committee report adopted by House (73-17) 4/16/19. Senate adopts conference report (46-1) 4/17/19.

HB 1362:  A bill setting a fee for the crossing of railroads by utilities; setting forth a procedure for notice to the railroads of a utility crossing; process for flagging of utility work near railroads.
Status: Introduced 1/10/19; referred to Political Subdivisions Committee. Set for hearing 1/31/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (11-3) 2/18/19. Passed House (83-8) 2/20/19; referred to Senate Political Subdivisions. Re-referred to Senate Industry, Business, and Labor 2/28/19. Set for hearing 3/13/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (6-0) 3/19/20. Passed Senate (46-0) 3/22/19. House concurred with Senate amendment (79-8) 4/1/19. Signed by Governor 4/10/19.

HB 1383:  A bill creating a new environmental impact mitigation fund and creating an environmental impact advisory board. The purpose of the board is to mitigate energy development impacts on neighbors, ag land, and local political subdivisions.
Status: Introduced 1/14/19; referred to Agriculture Committee. Set for hearing 1/31/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (10-2) 2/11/19.  Re-referred to Appropriations 2/12/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (18-1) 2/18/19. Passed House (73-17) 2/20/19; motion to reconsider laid on table. Set for hearing 3/7/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (6-0) 4/1/19. Passed Senate as amended (42-5) 4/3/19.  House refuses to concur with Senate amendments. Conference committee appointed: Reps. Schreiber-Beck, Brandenburg, and Boe 4/8/19. Senate conferees : Schaible, Kreun, and Piepkorn 4/9/19. Conference report reported back with amendment. House adopts (72-19) 4/18/19. Senate adopts conference report (41-6); sent to Governor 4/19/19.

HB 1418:  A bill setting forth laws and rules for the operation of autonomous vehicles in North Dakota; prohibits cities from passing ordinances contrary to state law on this or to prohibit autonomous cars.
Status:  Introduced 1/14/19; referred to Transportation. Set for hearing 1/31/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (9-3) 2/11/19. Passed House (85-5) 2/15/19. Referred to Senate Transportation. Set for hearing 3/7/19. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (6-0) 3/26/19. Passed Senate as amended (47-0) 3/27/19. House concurred with Senate amendment (85-6) 4/3/19. Sent to Governor. Signed by Governor 4/10/19.

HB 1424:  Allowing contractors and subcontractors exemptions on certain sales and use taxes for certain materials/work on projects for an exempt entity.
Status:  Introduced 1/14/19; referred to Finance and Taxation Committee. Set for hearing 1/23/19. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (12-2) 2/5/19. Passed House (68-24) 2/13/19; referred to Senate Finance and Taxation. Set for hearing 3/12/19. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (6-0) 3/19/19. Failed to pass Senate (9-37) 3/21/19. 

HB 1439:  A bill allowing tax exemptions for tertiary recovery projects using carbon dioxide.
Status:  Introduced 1/14/19; referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/24/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (13-0) 1/28/19. Passed House (92-0) 1/30/19. Referred to Senate Finance and Taxation. Set for hearing 3/4/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (6-0) 4/15/19. Passed Senate as amended (45-2) 4/16/19. House concurs with Senate amendment (81-10) 4/18/19.

HB 1455:  Establishing a “qui tam” cause of action in North Dakota courts; creating a cause of action for willfully misusing state or local government funds; or deceitful use of state/local government property.
Status:  Introduced 1/14/19; referred to Judiciary Committee. Set for hearing 1/28/19. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (12-1) 1/29/19. Failed to Pass House (12-79) 2/1/19.

HB 1493:  Creating a crime for the operation of drones as harassment or interfering in safety or public emergency personnel, or entering onto private property.
Status:  Introduced 1/14/19; referred to Judiciary Committee. Set for hearing 2/4/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (9-2) 2/14/19. Passed (49-44) 2/19/19. Motions to reconsider passed; Failed to pass House (36-56) 2/20/19.

HB 1521:  A bill revising campaign finance laws; requiring disclosure of campaign contributors of over $200, prohibiting a third party or lobbyist acting as a contributor’s conduit, authorizing the adoption of rules to implement Measure 1.
Status:  Introduced 1/14/19; referred to Ethics. Set for hearing 1/30/19. Re-set for hearing 2/7/19. Re-set for hearing 2/12/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (13-1) 2/15/19; referred to House Appropriations. Reported back from Appropriations Do Pass (17-4) 2/19/19. Passed House (81-9) 2/20/19. Referred to Senate Special Committee on Ethics 2/27/19. Set for hearing 3/12/19. Set for hearing 3/28/19. Set for hearing 4/11/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (5-2) 4/17/19.  Passed Senate (39-8) 4/17/19. House refuses to concur with Senate amendments; conference committee appointed 4/18/19. Conference committee appointed : Reps. Kasper, Louser and Mock; Senators Dever, Hogue, and Oban 4/19/19.

HB 1524:  A bill regulating and requiring the registration of “data brokers” (companies collecting and selling consumer/personal data).
Status:  Introduced 1/14/19; referred to Industry, Business, and Labor. Set for hearing 1/21/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (14-0) 2/5/19. Passed the House (93-0) 2/11/19. Referred to Senate Industry, Business and Labor. Set for hearing 2/27/19. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (6-0) 3/19/19. Failed to Pass on Senate floor (1-44) 3/20/19.

HCR 3002:  A resolution requesting Legislative Management to study blockchain technology for state government.  
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Industry, Business and Labor. Set for hearing 1/8/19. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (14-0) 2/7/19. House failed to adopt resolution on voice vote 2/8/19.

HCR 3004:  A resolution requesting Legislative Management to study blockchain technology for state affairs.
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Industry, Business and Labor. Set for hearing 1/8/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (13-1) 2/7/19. Adopted on voice vote by House 2/8/19. Referred to Senate. Referred to Senate Industry, Business, and Labor 2/28/19. Set for hearing 3/27/19. Committee recommends Do Pass (6-0) 3/27/19. Adopted by Senate 3/28/19. Filed with Secretary of State 4/3/19.

HCR 3007:  A bill to allow an initiated measure petitioning committee the option of presenting the initiated measure to the legislative assembly and have the legislature do a simple up or down vote on the measure as presented (amendments prohibited). Legislative acceptance results in the measure being adopted. Bill also requires that initiated measures must be circulated for signatures with the entire written measure, not just a summary. Also provides a method in which legislative management may revise a petition and submit to the legislature for passage.
Status:  Introduced 1/3/19; referred to Judiciary. Re-referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 2/14/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (9-5) 2/18/19. Passed House (77-14) 2/28/19.  Referred to Senate Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 3/28/19. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (5-2) 4/4/19. Senate fails to adopt (0-46) 4/16/19.

HCR 3010:  Requiring 60 percent of the votes cast to pass an initiated measure for a constitutional amendment.
Status:  Introduced 1/3/19; referred to Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/27/19. Committee reports Do Pass (11-2) 3/5/19.  Passed House (65-26) 3/6/19. Referred to Senate Government and Veterans Affairs Committee. Set for hearing 3/28/19. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (7-0) 4/12/19.  Failed to adopt (1-45) 4/15/19.


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