2017 Senate Bill Introductions

SB 2031A bill to revise the allocation of the revenue from the state coal conversion tax. Status: Pre-filed bill. Set for hearing Jan. 4, 2017. Referred to Finance and Taxation Committee; set for hearing 1/4/17. Committee recommends Do Pass; referred to Senate Appropriations. Set for hearing 1/23/17. Committee recommends Do Pass (13-0) 2/10/17. Passed Senate (46-0) 2/13/17. Referred to House Finance and Taxation Committee. Set for hearing 3/6/17. Committee reports Do Pass (12-0) 3/6/17. Passed House (87-5) 3/8/17. Signed by Governor 3/14/17.

SB 2134A bill stating that North Dakota owns all mineral rights in area inundated by the Pick-Sloan flooding. Status: Introduced 1/3/17; referred to Energy & Natural Resources Committee. Hearing set 1/12/17. Committee recommends Do Pass (6-1) 2/6/17. Passed Senate (37-9) 2/8/17. Referred to House Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Set for hearing 3/10/17. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (14-0) 3/24/17. Re-referred to House Appropriations 3/27/17. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (20-0) 4/5/17. Passed House as amended (79-11) 4/6/17. Senate refuses to concur with House amendments; conference committee appointed 4/10/17. Conference committee appointed (Senators Unruh, Oban, and Cook; Representatives D. Anderson, Keiser, and Mock) 4/17/17. Conference committee report finalized with amendments; placed on Senate calendar 4/18/17. Senate adopts Committee Report (34-8) 4/18/17. House adopts Committee Report (75-15) 4/19/17. Signed by Governor 4/21/17.

SB 2146: A bill relating to public bid thresholds. Status: Introduced 1/6/17; referred to Industry, Business and Labor. Set for hearing 1/17/17. Committee reports Do Pass (7-0) 1/18/17. Passed Senate (44-0) 1/19/17. Referred to House Industry, Business and Labor Committee. Set for hearing 3/13/17. Committee reports Do Pass (14-0) 3/17/17. Passed House (91-0) 3/20/17. Signed by Governor 3/24/17.

SB 2147: A bill relating to bond requirements for public improvement bidding. Status: Introduced 1/6/17; referred to Industry, Business and Labor. Hearing set for 1/17/17. Committee reports Do Pass (7-0) 1/18/17. Passed Senate (43-1) 1/19/17. Referred to House Industry, Business and Labor Committee. Set for hearing 3/14/17. Committee reports Do Pass (11-0) 3/17/17. Passed House (92-0) 3/21/17. Signed by Governor 3/30/17.

SB 2168: A bill relating to public improvements. Status: Introduced 1/10/17; referred to Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 1/20/17. Committee recommends Do Pass (6-0) 1/30/17. Passed Senate (46-0) 2/1/17. Referred to House Industry, Business and Labor Committee. Set for hearing 3/13/17. Committee reports Do Pass (14-0) 3/14/15; placed on House floor calendar. Passed House (93-0) 3/17/17. Senate concurred with House amendment (47-0) 3/24/17. Signed by Governor 3/29/17. 

SB 2190: A bill revising bidding requirements for public improvements. Status: Introduced 1/11/17; referred to Political Subdivisions. Re-referred to Industry, Business and Labor committee. Set for hearing 1/25/17. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (6-1) 1/31/17. Passed Senate (27-19) 2/2/17. Referred to House Industry, Business and Labor Committee. Set for hearing 3/20/17. Committee reports Do NOT pass (7-4) 3/22/17. Failed to pass House (17-74) 3/24/17.

SB 2199A bill clarifying that out of state businesses offering disaster assistance or emergency work are not considered ND entities for the purposes of ND tax laws. Status: Introduced 1/12/17; referred to Finance and Taxation. Set for hearing 1/17/17. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (6-0) 2/7/17. Passed Senate (45-0) 2/9/17. Referred to House Industry, Business and Labor Committee. Re-referred to Finance and Taxation. Set for hearing 3/14/17. Committee reports Do Pass (13-1) 3/21/17. Passed House (88-3) 3/22/17. Signed by Governor 3/29/17.

SB 2271: A bill regarding energy efficiency improvements. Status: Introduced 1/17/17; referred to Industry, Business & Labor. Set for hearing 1/25/17. Committee amended and reports Do Pass (7-0) 2/2/17. Passed Senate (43-0) 2/6/17. Referred to House Industry, Business and Labor Committee. Set for hearing 3/7/17. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (12-1) 3/27/17. Passed House as amended (91-1) 3/29/17. Senate concurs with House amendments (47-0) 4/4/17. Signed by Governor 4/7/17.

SB 2286: A bill relating to energy and transmission facility siting-limiting local zoning in certain siting processes. Status: Introduced 1/18/17; referred to Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Set for hearing 2/9/17. Passed Senate (40-6) 2/20/17. Referred to House Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Set for hearing 3/9/17. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (13-0) 3/24/17. Amended and passed House (92-0) 3/29/17. Amended to pertain primarily to road use agreements in political subdivisions for siting gas or liquid pipelines. Senate concurs with House amendments (47-0) 4/3/17. Signed by the Governor 4/10/17.

SB 2313: A bill limiting the duration of wind development easements; setting forth decommissioning requirements. Status: Introduced 1/23/17; referred to Energy & Natural Resources committee. Set for hearing 2/9/17. Committee amends and recommends Do Pass (5-2) 2/20/17. Passed Senate as amended (36-9) 2/21/17. Referred to House Industry, Business and Labor Committee. Set for hearing 3/9/17. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (7-5) 3/17/17. Passed House as amended (60-32) 3/21/17. Senate refused to concur with House amendments; conference committee appointed 3/31/17. Conferees: Senators Unruh, Armstrong, and Oban. Representatives Lefor, Seibel, and Roers Jones. Rep. Damschen appointed to replace Rep. Seibel on conference committee 4/5/17. Conference committee report finalized with amendments; placed on Senate calendar 4/12/17. Senate adopts conference report (43-4); placed on House calendar 4/13/17. House adopts conference report (64-22) 4/17/17. Signed by Governor 4/20/17.

SB 2314: Prohibiting an IOU from passing on a rate increase that is due solely to legislative mandates in another state; particularly renewable mandates. Repealing the REO in favor of a policy of dispatching power on a cost basis.  Status: Introduced 1/23/17; referred to Energy and Natural Resources committee. Set for hearing 2/9/17. Amended to become a study bill regarding the North Dakota Energy Plan. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (4-3) 2/22/17. Passed Senate (42-4) 2/22/17. Referred to House. Referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 3/16/17. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (10-4) 3/31/17. Failed to pass House (13-77) 4/3/17.

SB 2327: A bill to create a Department of Environmental Quality and to transfer some of the duties of the Department of Health to the new department. Status: Introduced 1/23/17; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Re-referred to Energy & Natural Resources. Set for hearing 2/10/17. Committee amends and recommends Do Pass (6-1) 2/14/17. Passed Senate (27-17) 2/16/17. Referred to House Energy and Natural Resources Committee; hearing set 3/3/17. Re-set for hearing 3/16/17. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (12-1) 3/27/17. Amended and passed House (69-23) 3/28/17. Senate concurs with House amendments (31-16) 4/3/17. Signed by the Governor 4/7/17.

SB 2332: Revising how to place a valuation on condemned property. Status: Introduced 1/23/17; referred to Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 2/2/17. Committee recommends Do NOT Pass (6-0) 2/15/17. Failed to Pass Senate (13-32) 2/16/17.

SB 2336: Requiring the filing of contribution statements with by Secretary of State by ballot/measure committees; reporting the names and addresses of contributors of over $200, filed certified statements of out-of-state contributors, and a prohibition on accepting a single contribution that exceeds 50% of the total contributions from out of state persons.  Status: Introduced 1/23/17; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 2/3/17. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (3-2) 2/3/17. Failed to pass Senate (38-5) 2/6/17. 

SB 2343: A bill to prohibit using campaign funds for personal use, reporting of contributions and expenditures in a campaign, reporting names and addresses of contributors to a candidate or ballot measure of $200 or more. Status: Introduced 1/23/17; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 2/2/17. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (5-0) 2/6/17. Re-referred to Appropriations 2/7/17. Set for hearing 2/14/17. Passed Senate (41-4) 2/17/17. Referred to House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee. Set for hearing 3/16/17. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (12-0) 3/31/17. Passed House as amended (75-16) 4/4/17. Senate concurs with House amendments (43-4) 4/5/17. Signed by Governor 4/11/17.

SCR 4008A resolution asking the federal government to refrain from regulations that threaten affordability and reliability. Status: Introduced 1/26/17; referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 2/16/17. Adopted by Senate 2/20/17. Referred to House Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Set for hearing 3/9/17. Committee reports Do Pass (13-0) 3/13/17. Adopted by House 3/15/17. Filed with Secretary of State 3/17/17. 


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