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. Referred to House Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 2/28/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (14-0) 3/1/19. Passed House as amended (83-5) 3/6/19; returned to Senate to consider House amendment. Senate refuses to concur with House amendments; conference committee appointed 4/2/19. Senate conferees: Davison, Vedaa, and Oban. House conferees: C. Johnson, Karls, and P. Anderson 4/9/19. Committee reports back conference report (Senate accedes) 4/18/19. Conference committee report FAILED to pass Senate (13-34) 4/19/19.

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. Referred to House Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 3/1/19. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (9-4) 3/4/19. Passed House as amended (84-5) 3/8/19. Senate refuses to concur with House amendment, conference committee appointed 4/3/19. Conferees: Reps. Anderson, D. Larson, and Kannianen; and Senators Pyle, Hatlestad, and Toman. Conference report back from committee (House accedes) 4/9/19. Conference report adopted by Senate 4/10/19. Conference committee report adopted by House (90-1) 4/16/19. Signed by Governor 4/23/19.

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. Referred to House Energy and Natural Resources.  Set for hearing 2/28/19. Committee reports Do Pass (13-0) 2/28/19.  Passed House (86-0) 3/1/19. Signed by Governor 3/6/19.

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. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (6-0) 2/14/19.  Passed Senate (42-3) 2/15/19. Referred to House Energy and Natural Resources 2/27/19. Set for hearing 3/7/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (10-1) 3/18/19. Passed House (76-14) 3/25/19. Senate concurred with House amendment (43-4) 4/3/19; sent to Governor. Signed by Governor 4/10/19.

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. Referred to House Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 2/28/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (14-0) 3/1/19. Passed House as amended (90-0) 3/8/19. Senate refuses to concur with House amendment, conference committee appointed 4/3/19. Conferees: Reps. Kannianen, D. Larson, and Dotzenrod; and Senators Hatlestad, Magrum, and Guggisberg. Conference report back from committee (Senate accedes) 4/9/19. Conference report adopted by Senate (47-0) 4/10/19. Conference committee report adopted by House 4/16/19. Signed by Governor 4/23/19.

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. Referred to House Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 2/28/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (13-0) 3/1/19. Passed House as amended (88-2) 3/8/19. Senate refuses to concur with House amendment, conference committee appointed 4/3/19. Conferees: Reps. J. Roers, Kreun, and Piepkorn; and Senators Zubke, Bosch, and Mitskog. Conference report back from committee (House accedes) 4/12/19. Conference report adopted by Senate 4/15/19. House adopts conference committee report (84-6) 4/16/19. Signed by Governor 4/23/19.

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. Referred to House Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 3/1/19. Committee reports Do Pass (14-0) 3/21/19. Passed House (88-2) 3/27/19. Sent to Governor. Signed by Governor 4/8/19.

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. Referred to House Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 3/8/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (11-0) 3/22/19. Passed House (88-0) 4/1/19. Senate concurs with House amendment (47-0) 4/4/19; sent to Governor. Signed by Governor 4/11/19.

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. Referred to House Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 3/1/19. Committee reports Do Pass (14-0) 3/21/19. Passed House (84-6) 3/27/19. Signed by Governor 4/8/19.

SB 2148: The Senate version to implement Measure 1, including establishing an ethics commission, prohibiting personal use of campaign contributions, revising the gift law, and revising campaign finance reporting.
Status: Introduced 1/8/19; referred to Senate Select Committee on Ethics. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (6-0) 2/14/19. Referred to Appropriations. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (14-0) 2/19/19. Passed Senate (46-0) 2/19/19. Referred to House Ethics committee. Committee hearing set 4/18/19. Committee hearings set for April 22 and 23. Committee reports back Do Pass as amended (12-0) 4/25/19. Passed House (90-2) 4/25/19. Signed by Governor 4/30/19.

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. Referred to House Industry, Business and Labor. Set for hearing 3/4/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (13-0) 3/15/19. Passed House as amended (82-4) 3/22/19. Senate concurs with House amendments (47-0) 4/2/19. Sent to Governor. Signed by Governor 4/8/19.

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. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (7-0); passed Senate (30-17) 2/18/19. Referred to House Government and Veterans Affairs 2/27/19.  Set for hearing 3/8/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (11-1) 3/25/19. Passed House as amended (82-5) 3/29/19. Senate refuses to concur with House amendments; conference committee appointed 4/2/19. Conference committee: Senators K. Roers, Meyer, and Oban; Reps. Steiner, Rohr, and Laning 4/9/19. Committee reports back conference report (Senate accedes) 4/18/19. Senate adopts conference report (37-10) 4/18/19. House adopts conference report 4/19/19. Signed by Governor 4/24/19.

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. Referred to House Appropriations. Set for hearing 3/5/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (17-2) 4/12/19. Passed House as amended (78-12) 4/17/19; returned to Senate. Senate concurs with House amendment (47-0) 4/17/19. Signed by Governor 4/23/19.

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. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (4-3) 2/14/19. Passed Senate (33-14) 2/19/19. Referred to House Government and Veterans Affairs 2/27/19.  Set for hearing 3/8/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (9-2) 3/22/19. Passed House as amended (76-10) 3/29/19. Senate refuses to concur with House amendments; conference committee appointed 4/2/19. Conference committee: Senators Davison, Elkin, and Marcellais; Reps. B. Koppelman, Vetter, and Hoverson 4/9/19. Reported back from conference committee (Senate accedes); placed on floor calendars. Senate fails to adopt conference report (16-31) 4/17/19.

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. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (5-1) 2/14/19.  Passed Senate (39-6) 2/15/19. Referred to House Agriculture 2/27/19.  Set for hearing 3/8/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (11-2) 4/8/19. Passed House (81-12) 4/10/19. Senate concurs with House amendment (41-6) 4/17/19. Signed by Governor 4/23/19.

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. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (7-0) 2/14/19. Passed Senate (45-0) 2/15/19. Referred to House Government and Veterans Affairs 2/27/19. Set for hearing 3/14/19. Committee reports Do Pass (14-0) 3/15/19. Passed House (92-0) 3/21/19. Signed by Governor 3/28/19.

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. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (7-0) 2/14/19.  Passed Senate (45-0) 2/15/19. Referred to House Government and Veterans Affairs 2/27/19. Set for hearing 3/14/19. Committee reports Do Pass (14-0) 3/15/19. Passed House (76-16) 3/21/19. Signed by Governor 4/1/19.

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. Referred House Finance and Taxation. Set for hearing 3/12/19. Committee reports Do Pass (11-1) 3/15/19. Passed House (78-8) 3/22/19. Signed by Governor 4/1/19.

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. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (7-0) 2/14/19.  Failed to pass Senate (1-46) 2/18/19.

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. Referred to House Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 3/7/19. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (11-2) 3/8/19. Passed House (82-7) 3/14/19. Senate concurs with House amendment (47-0) 4/4/19. Sent to Governor. Signed by Governor 4/11/19.

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. Referred to House Finance and Taxation. Set for hearing 3/6/19. Committee recommends Do Pass (12-0) 3/6/19. Passed House (91-0) 3/11/19. Signed by Governor 3/14/19.

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. Committee reports Do NOT Pass (7-0) 2/15/19.  Passed Senate (31-16) 2/18/19. Referred to House Government and Veterans Affairs 2/27/19. Set for hearing 3/14/19. Committee reports Do Pass as amended (8-5) 4/9/19. Passed House as amended (63-30) 4/11/19. Senate concurs with House amendment (31-15) 4/15/19. Filed with Secretary of State 4/17/19.


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