Senate Bill Introductions

SB 2034: A bill setting forth the procedure and the precedential impact of advisory opinions issued by the Ethics Commission.
Status: Introduced 1/5/21; referred to Judiciary. Set for hearing 1/12/21.

SB 2064: A bill defining “person” for the purposes of state oil and gas statutes.
Status: Pre-filed bill; referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/7/21.

SB 2091: A bill exempting owners of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations from the definitions of public utility (IOU) and cooperative utility, provided the EV charging station purchases all of its electric needs from the incumbent utility in the service territory.
Status: Introduced 1/5/21; referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Hearing set 1/8/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (6-0) 1/8/21. Passed Senate (45-0) 1/11/21. Referred to House.

SB 2124: A bill to permit the legislative assembly to meet virtually during an emergency or disaster.
Status: Introduced 1/5/21; referred to Judiciary. Set for hearing 1/11/21.

SB 2129: A bill to increase the liability limits for North Dakota political subdivisions.
Status: Introduced 1/5/21; referred to Political Subdivisions. Hearing set 1/14/21. Withdrawn from further consideration.

SB 2169: A bill to create a grant program for essential workers impacted by COVID-19.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Appropriations. Set for hearing 1/21/21.

SB 2193: Prohibiting the governor from suspending or amending election laws.
Status: Introduced 1/13/21; referred to Judiciary. Set for hearing 1/20/21.

SB 2228: A bill to create a nonpartisan, advisory redistricting commission.
Status: Introduced 1/18/21; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs.

SB 2237: A bill to allow the state to adopt more strict air quality rules for coal plants than the rules proscribed by the federal government/agencies.
Status: Introduced 1/18/21; referred to Energy and Natural Resources.

SB 2238: A bill to require the state to develop a regional haze program.
Status: Introduced 1/18/21; referred to Energy and Natural Resources.

SB 2239: A bill to require the state to implement a state greenhouse gas program, regulating the emissions from electric generation plants.
Status: Introduced 1/18/21; referred to Energy and Natural Resources.


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