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Bill Details

Veterans In Court

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new subsection to section 12.1-32-02 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to sentencing of current and former members of the military.

  • Veterans found guilty of a crime court shall
    • inquire into military service
    • inquire into veteran having any behavior health condition
  • Court may:
    • Conduct presentence investigation and prepare report regarding treatment options with federal, state and local programs
    • Consider treatment recommendations in imposing sentence
  • Fiscal note: $0

House Amendments:

  • Replaced "Is Convicted" with "has pled or is found guilty"
  • Removed requirement of previously being diagnosed with a mental illness
  • Added "there is reason to believe there is a behavioral health condition"

Passed House with amendments. 78,13,0

Senate Amendments:

  • Changed bill to a study

Passed Senate with amendments: 46,0,0

House refused to concur

Conference Committee assigned: Representatives Paur, Maragos, Delmore and Senators Armstrong, Hogue, and Nelson.

  • Changed wording of the study

Passed House: 88,4

Passed Senate: 46,0


Bill Status

March 24, 2015
  • Passed house, Passed Senate. Signed by Governor.