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Bill Details

Appropriations - ND Department of Veterans Affairs Budget

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVCC

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the department of veterans' affairs.

Requested budget changes: 

  • Increase Post War Trust Fund Principal by $1,750,000.Not Approved.
  • Grant funding for Veteran Service Organizations for NSO's $300,000. Not Approved.
  • Appoint State Approving Agency (SAA) to ND DVA. No state funding.-included in Governor's budget, House approved, Senate approved.Approved.
  • Salary equity funding of $55,100-included in governors budget. -Removed by House, Added back by Senate,Removed in Conference committee. Not Approved.
  • Add training position to NDDVA $135,575. Not Approved.
  • Website upgrade: $60,935. Not Approved.
  • Temporary employee funding of $59,488. Not Approved.
  • Continued funding for PTSD dogs at $100,000. House denied, Senate added to budget at $50,000. Conference committee Approved.
  • Continued funding for Agent Orange Outreach program at $50,000. Not Approved. Approved in HB 1372.
  • increase stand down budget from $10,000 to $20,000 -included in governors budget.-House reduced to $15,000 added requirements, Senate increased to $20,000 removed requirements set by House.Approved at $20,000.
  • Continued funding for transportation vans at $15,000-included in governors budget, House approved, Senate approved.Approved.
  • Add marketing and advertising to budget at $20,000. Not Approved.
  • Add PTSD and TBI treatment study at $108,352. Not Approved.


Bill Status

February 26, 2015
  • Passed House, Passed Senate. Signed by Governor