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SB2183

Bill Details

Funeral Honor Coins for Veterans

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 37-18 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the conferment of a veterans commemorative memorial coin; and to provide an appropriation to the department of veterans' affairs.

This bill would:
  • Provide $8,500 of general funds for design and purchase of a Veterans Commemorative memorial coin
  • Require private matching funds up to $25,500 for purchasing of coins
  • Provide that up to $4,000 of the $8,500 in general funds be used to design the coin

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Added retroactive: regardless of date of veterans death
  • Family member may purchase coins 
  • Require funding for at least four thousand coins 
  • Committee recommends DO PASS 5-0-1 SJ 231
  • Amendment adopted referred to Senate Appropriations
  • Committee recommends DO PASS 13-0-1 SJ 361
  • PASSED SENATE 46-0 SJ 381

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Changed from creating one section to two sections of NDCC 37-18
  • Changed from "Deceased Veteran" to "Deceased North Dakota Veteran"
  • Removed the $8,500 appropriation and the appropriations section
  • Added new section creating a "Commemorative memorial coin fund"
    • Moneys appropriated to this fund to be used by NDDVA for the coins
    • Allows gifts, grants, and donations to be received by NDDVA for this fund
    • Allows NDDVA to use these donated funds on a continuing basis
  • Committee recommends DO PASS 13-0-1 HJ 933
  • Referred back to Committee for further amendments HJ 1001
  • Removed all references to provide appropriation
  • Removed the new section creating a "Commemorative memorial coin fund"
    • Replaced with a new line to section 4 allowing NDDVA to accept and expend gifts, grants or donations for these coins
  • Committee recommends DO PASS 13-0-1 HJ 1032
  • PASSED HOUSE 93-0-1 

SENATE REFUSED TO CONCUR  SJ 1047

  • Senate Conference committee appointed: Bekkedahl, Vedaa, Marcellais SJ 1047
  • House Conference committee appointed: Laning, Beadle, P. Anderson HJ 1387
  • Conference Committee Scheduled Hearings
  • Conference Committee amendments
    • Added legislative intent section: Legislative intent is that ACOVA consider use of PWTF dollars to fund at least 4,000 coins.
  • Amendments refused sent back to conference committee
  • Conference Committee amendments
    • Section 1 # 3 added subsection (b): Definition of a veteran added and was ND resident during any period of the individuals life
  • PASSED SENATE 46-0 SJ 1444
  • PASSED HOUSE 87-0 HJ 1695

SIGNED BY SPEAKER HJ 1731

SIGNED BY PRESIDENT SJ 1509

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR SJ 1579

Bill Status

January 11, 2017
  • Introduced referred to GVA
January 19, 2017
  • Committee Hearing:10:00am. Sheyenne River Room
January 31, 2017
  • Amendments adopted. Referred to Senate Appropriations
February 7, 2017
  • Senate Appropriations Committtee Hearing 9:30am Harvest Room
February 13, 2017
  • PASSED 46-0
March 9, 2017
  • Committee Hearing: Fort Union Room 9:30am
March 13, 2017
  • Amendment adopted-Referred back to GVA committee
March 22, 2017
  • Passed House 93-0-1
April 4, 2017
  • Conf.Committee Hearing.Sheyenne River. 11:00am
April 5, 2017
  • Conf.Committee Hearing. Sheyenne River. 3:00pm
April 7, 2017
  • Conf. Committee Hearing.Sheyenne River 10:30am
April 13, 2017
  • Conf. Committee Hearing. Sheyenne River 9:00am
Thursday, January 12, 2017