House Bill Introductions

HB 1043: A bill setting forth the procedure for a complaint filed before the state Ethics Commission; providing for investigations and hearings; providing protection for confidential information; and providing for advisory opinions.
Status: Introduced 1/5/21; referred to Judiciary Committee. Set for hearing 1/6/21. Committee recommends Do Pass (13-1) 1/12/21; re-referred to Judiciary 1/13/21.

HB 1057: A bill to increase the liability limits that a political subdivision would be subject to in litigation.
Status: Pre-filed bill; referred to Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 1/7/21 at 9 a.m. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (13-1) 1/18/21.

HB 1059: A bill requiring any excavator that damages property involving natural gas or chemicals, must call 911.
Status: Pre-filed bill; referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (14-0) 1/15/21.

HB 1060: A bill giving the Public Service Commission the authority to request public utilities (IOUs) to test electric meters.
Status: Introduced 1/5/21; referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/14/21.Committee recommends Do Pass (14-0) 1/14/21. Passed House (89-0) 1/15/21. Referred to Senate.

HB 1061: A bill allowing additional extensions of time for informal conferences and permit renewals before the Public Service Commission.
Status: Introduced 1/5/21; referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Committee recommends Do Pass (14-0) 1/14/21. Passed House (90-0) 1/15/21. Referred to Senate.

HB 1067: A bill increasing the potential Public Service Commission fees chargeable to a utility in reviewing/approving an Integrated Resource Plan.
Status: Introduced 1/5/21; referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/14/21.Committee recommends Do Pass (14-0) 1/14/21. Passed House (90-0) 1/15/21. Referred to Senate.

HB 1095: A bill that would require wind facilities exceeding 5 MW to receive a certificate of site compatibility prior to re-powering.
Status: Introduced 1/5/21; referred to Energy and Natural Resources. Set for hearing 1/14/21.Committee reports Do Pass (10-4) 1/14/21. Passed House (79-11) 1/15/21. Referred to Senate.

HB 1118: A bill limiting the duration of a Gubernatorial declaration of emergency; Governor may only extend the declaration with legislative approval.
Status: Introduced 1/5/21; referred to Human Services Committee. Set for hearing 1/11/21.

HB 1138: A bill setting forth triple and punitive damages for suit against a city or city employees for violating a person’s free speech rights under the state constitution.
Status: Introduced 1/8/21; referrred to Judiciary Committee. Set for hearing 1/20/21.

HB 1167: A bill to commission a study of property tax equity and the creation of a central taxing authority.
Status: Introduced 1/8/21; referred to Political Subdivisions. Set for hearing 1/21/21.

HB 1169: A bill allowing a person to require a state agency or institution stop any activity the person believes is in competition with their privately owned enterprise.
Status: Introduced 1/8/21; referred to Industry, Business and Labor.

HB 1173: Requiring the full text of constitutional amendments, initiated or referred amendments be made available to voters on ballots.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs.

HB 1175: A bill relieving businesses from litigation liability for exposure to COVID-19, unless it is shown that the business acted intentionally or with malice leading to the COVID exposure.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Industry, Business and Labor.

HB 1180: A bill limiting the governor’s authority during a declared state of emergency or disaster.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 1/21/21.

HB 1182: A bill clarifying local parties will fill the vacancy of a candidate; clarifies declaring a party for candidacy.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 1/21/21.

HB 1198: Limiting the governor’s authority regarding setting polling places during a state emergency/disaster.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 1/21/21.

HB 1256: Prohibiting political subdivisions from soliciting or accepting donations for elections operations or administration; prohibiting the governor from endorsing a candidate.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs. Set for hearing 1/21/21.

HB 1271: Relieving employers of COVID-19-related liability, provided the employer substantially complied with state protocols.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Education. Re-referred to Business and Labor Committee 1/12/21.

HB 1292: A bill requiring an electric utility closing a generation facility (coal plant) located in North Dakota to provide public hearings, notice and employment transition.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Energy and Natural Resources.

HB 1295: Updating the gift laws and lobbyist contribution restrictions consistent with the state Ethics Commission's rules.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs Committee.

HB 1301: Prohibiting businesses from mandating vaccinations, with exceptions for the health care industry.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Industry, Business and Labor.

HB 1307: Prohibiting refusal of public accommodations to persons not vaccinated.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Human Services. Set for hearing 1/19/21.

HB 1314: Requirements of disclosure and notice for certain cybersecurity breaches.
Status: Introduced 1/11/21; referred to Industry, Business and Labor.

HB 1323: Limiting the ability for state or local government to implement a mask mandate.
Status: Introduced 1/12/21; referred to Political Subdivisions.

HB 1324: A bill to limit zoning to property taken by eminent domain; requiring additional compensation if the taking by eminent domain was deemed unnecessary.
Status: Introduced 1/12/21; referred to Political Subdivisions.

HB 1330: A bill prohibiting the sale or dissemination of users’ protected data (screen names, passwords, etc.).
Status: Introduced 1/13/21; referred to Industry, Business and Labor.

HB 1349: A bill making several changes to open meetings/public records, including: requiring meetings by electronic means include access information in the meeting notice, exempting active litigation information/recordings from public records, and clarifying that attending conferences in which no business is discussed is not a meeting.
Status: Introduced 1/14/21; referred to Political Subdivisions.

HB 1376: A bill to relieve employers from COVID-19 exposure liability.
Status: Introduced 1/18/21; referred to Industry, Business and Labor.

HB 1397: A bill implementing a legislative redistricting plan.
Status: Introduced 1/18/21; referred to Political Subdivisions.

HB 1412: A bill exempting certain utilities/generation facilities from the coal conversion tax in favor of a lignite research tax.
Status: Introduced 1/18/21; referred to Finance and Taxation.


HCR 3003: A resolution urging the adoption of a measure to require that initiated measures to change the state Constitution be limited to only one subject matter.
Status: Introduced 1/5/21; referred to Judiciary.

HCR 3018: A resolution restricting initiated measures to a single subject.
Status: Introduced 1/18/21; referred to Government and Veterans Affairs.



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