2019 Senate Bill Introductions

SB 2033:  A bill allowing the legislative council to draft initiated measures for consistency safeguards.
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Government and Veteran Affairs. Set for hearing 1/10/19. Committee recommends Do Pass (7-0) 1/11/19. Passed Senate (43-4) 1/14/19. Referred to House.

SB 2035:  A bill changing county notice publication requirements.
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 1/4/19. Committee reports Do Pass (6-0) 1/7/19. Passed Senate (46-0) 1/8/19. Referred to House.

SB 2038:  A bill revising transmission siting requirements; coordination with local government units.
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/4/19. Committee reports Do Pass (6-0) 1/7/19. Passed Senate (47-0) 1/8/19. Referred to House.

SB 2044:  A bill to create criminal penalties for tampering or damaging critical infrastructure facilities.
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/18/19.

SB 2078:  A bill requiring cities to adopt rules for records management.
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 1/4/19. Committee reports Do Pass (6-0) 1/7/19. Passed Senate (46-0) 1/8/19. Referred to House.

SB 2100:  A bill regarding the decommissioning of solar generation.
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/4/19. Committee reports Do Pass (5-0) 1/24/19. Passed Senate (45-0) 1/28/19.

SB 2109:  A bill regarding the appeal of environmental permits.
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/10/19. Committee reports Do Pass (6-0) 2/1/19. Passed Senate (46-0) 2/5/19.

SB 2110:  A bill to revise the definition of cybersecurity data.
Status:  Pre-filed bill; referred to Political Subdivisions; set for hearing 1/4/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (6-0) 2/5/19. Passed Senate (47-0) 2/7/19.

SB 2122:  A bill regarding publication costs in Public Service Commission proceedings.
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/10/19. Committee reports Do Pass (6-0) 1/14/19. Passed Senate (46-1) 1/15/19. Referred to House. 

SB 2209:  A bill to keep private records and plans regarding critical infrastructure and security planning, mitigation or threats.
Status:  Introduced 1/11/19; referred to Industry, Business, and Labor. Set for hearing 1/21/19. Committee recommends Do Pass (6-0) 1/21/19. Passed Senate (47-0) 1/22/19.

SB 2221:  Exempting records of communications between legislators and public employees from open records laws.
Status:  Introduced 1/11/19; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 2/8/19.

SB 2249:  A bill creating and funding the state energy research center at the University of North Dakota.
Status:  Introduced 1/14/19; referred to Appropriations. Set for hearing 1/31/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (14-0) 2/6/19. Passed Senate (46-0) 2/8/19. Referred to House.

SB 2256:  A bill restricting constitutional ballot measures to only address one section of the constitution; setting forth Secretary of State filing requirements of the ballot measure.
Status:  Introduced 1/14/19; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 1/24/19.

SB 2261:  A bill to limit the payments a person need make for adverse indirect impacts on wildlife and the environment; depositing funds in the outdoor heritage fund.
Status:  Introduced 1/14/19; referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/24/19.

SB 2307:  A bill to revise laws on the use of voter lists, election recounts, petitions for candidates/ballots, polling place hours, voter file information.
Status:  Introduced 1/16/19; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 1/24/19.

SB 2308: A bill revising election laws on ballot formats, writ in votes, and certificates of nomination.
Status:  Introduced 1/16/19; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 2/1/19.

SB 2311:  Revising the law on recall of public officials by allowing a recall to be made more than once during an elected official’s term.
Status:  Introduced 1/16/19; referred to Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 1/25/19. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (6-0) 1/25/19. Failed to Pass Senate (5-40) 1/28/19.

SB 2322:  A bill to establish net metering in North Dakota. 
Status:  Introduced 1/18/19; referred to Industry, Business and Labor. Set for hearing 2/5/19. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (5-1) 2/7/19. Failed to pass Senate (7-39) 2/11/19.

SB 2324:  A bill to provide for a non-partisan state redistricting committee for election jurisdictions.
Status:  Introduced 1/18/19; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 2/1/19. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (5-2) 2/8/19. Failed to pass Senate (10-36) 2/11/19.

SB 2331:  Reallocation of the revenue of the state wind production tax.
Status:  Introduced 1/18/19; referred to Finance and Taxation. Set for hearing 1/29/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (6-0) 2/5/19. Passed Senate (45-2) 2/7/19.

SB 2333:  A bill to allow the removal and replacement of a candidate on the primary ballot.
Status:  Introduced 1/18/19; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 2/1/19.

SB 2340:  A bill to keep confidential records (critical infrastructure, utility, cyber security) shared with third parties in emergency situations.
Status:  Introduced 1/21/19; referred to Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 1/31/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (6-0) 1/31/19. Passed Senate (43-1) 2/4/19.

SB 2350:  Requiring county auditors to provide tax district maps to utilities or developers owning generation, distribution or transmission facilities in the county; also requires the county auditor to verify to the state tax commissioner the information filed with the commissioner regarding the location of generation, distribution or transmission facilities in the taxing districts.
Status:  Introduced 1/21/19; referred to Finance and Taxation Committee. Set for hearing 2/4/19. Committee reports Do Pass (6-0) 2/5/19.  Passed Senate (46-0) 2/5/19.  

SCR 4001:  A resolution requiring the legislative assembly to approve all Constitutional ballot measures by majority vote.
Status:  Pre-filed bill. Referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 1/10/19. 


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