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Date of Meeting: September 18, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 8, 2020

Program

The Authorized Partnership Provider Program (AP3) provides an opportunity for the North Dakota Army National Guard to maintain partnerships and compensate Veteran Service Organizations who augment the uniform members of a Military Funeral Honors detail for the Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard and Army Air Corp/Army Air Force funerals. 

Funeral Honor Teams

There are generally two types of Funeral Honors rendered by the North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors section: Veteran Honors (Two-Person Detail) and a Full Honors (Nine-Person Detail).  Two Uniform members are required for both the details.  By regulation the Veteran Honors detail is required to provide the flag fold and presentation of the flag to the next of kin as well as the playing of TAPS.  The Full Honors detail is required to provide pall bearers, rifle volley, flag fold and presentation and playing of TAPS.  Members of the Veteran Service Organizations may provide 7 of the 9 personnel for the Full Honors Detail.  Typically the North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors section provides uniformed members to cover all the required elements of the Veteran and Full Honors.  Veteran Service Organizations are generally requested by the families or funeral homes to provide additional elements of honor which include a rifle volley for Veteran Honors and a Color Guard for Full Honors.

Eligibility

In the past the North Dakota Army National Guard has been able to pay a $50 stipend for the additional elements of honor, however our regulations have changed over time and as of 1 April 2017 we are no longer authorized to provide a stipend for these additional elements of honor.  Veteran Service Organizations are still welcome and encouraged to provide the additional elements of honor but the North Dakota Army National Guard cannot provide compensation.  As of 1 October 2016 the North Dakota Army National Guard can no longer compensate Veteran Service Organizations who participate in Air Force, Marine, Navy or Coast Guard Funeral Honors.

There is another change to the Authorized Partnership Provider Program (AP3) which affects Veteran Service Organizations.  As mentioned above we can pay a $50 stipend when the Veteran Service Organizations are requested by the North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors for the playing of “Live” TAPS.  The North Dakota Army National Guard can also pay a $50 stipend per Veteran Service Organization members who are requested by the National Guard to perform the required elements of honor for Veteran and Full Honors.

As an example, if due to weather the North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors section could not make it to a location to provide Veteran Honors and requested assistance from a Veteran Service Organization the Veteran Service Organization could receive up to $150 in a stipend.  This is because two members are required for the flag fold and presentation and there is always the option for a contracted bugler to play TAPS.  As another example, if the North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors section requested assistance from members of a Veteran Service Organization for Full Honors, the Veteran Service Organization could receive up to $350 in a stipend.  This is because the North Dakota Army National Guard is only required to provide two uniform members for Full Honors.  The other seven members can come from a Veteran Service Organization.

Procedures

The North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors section will contact the Veteran Service Organizations to officially request assistance with the required elements of honor.   The Veterans Service Organization will then need to ensure they list the names of each of the members as an attachment to their Stipend request form.  

The Authorized Partnership Provider Program requires Veteran Service Organizations have a Data Universal Numbering System number (DUNS#) and be registered with the System of Account Management (SAM.)  Assistance in registering with SAM can be made by contacting the North Dakota Procurement Technical Assistance Center or PTAC.  You will need to go to the PTAC website at http://ndptac.org/ in order to register on that site.   This is a requirement in order for the PTAC to assist you with your SAM registration.  On the main PTAC page you will see a banner that states “Click here to register for PTAC services.”  This is a simple process and once you complete this please call one of the counselors listed below: 

PTAC counselors in the state of ND   

  • Fargo, ND – 701-353-7050
  • Bismarck, ND – 701-328-5857

The ND PTAC representatives will assist you with the process of becoming updated in the SAM program.  

Once you are current in the SAM system we will need you to follow the procedure below to request payment. 

  • Fill out and sign the payment request form (An example is attached) 
  • Send payment request form to: 
    • North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors
      ATTN: MFH State Coordinator
      PO BOX 5511
      Bismarck, ND  58506

Upon the receipt of the required documents from the Veterans Service Organization, the Program Manager will submit a request for payment to the North Dakota Army National Guard US Property and Fiscal office.    

We want to extend our appreciation and gratitude to the Veteran Service Organizations for the continued support of ensuring all eligible veterans in North Dakota, regardless of service, receive the final honors they deserve. It is through these unending efforts that we have a strong working relationship which allows us the ability to provide jointly operated Military Funeral Honors. 

If you have any questions on this process please call the ND Military Funeral Honors Coordinator at 701-333-3339.

Download the request form. 

Date of Meeting: May 7, 2019
Date of Meeting: April 17, 2018
Date of Meeting: May 7, 2019
Date of Meeting: April 16, 2020
FY15 MHV Update for CVSO (112.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 14, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 1, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 7, 2020
Date of Meeting: April 13, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 7, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 5, 2020

As authorized by NDCC 39-04-10.14: North Dakota Gold Star number plates - Definition - Description - Fee

  1. The director (DOT) may issue distinctive number plates to a surviving spouse, parent, including stepmother, stepfather, parent through adoption, and foster parent who stands or stood in loco parentis, grandparents, child, including stepchild and child through adoption, and sibling, including half-brother and half-sister, of a member of the armed forces of the United States who died while serving on active duty during a time of military conflict. The director shall issue a number plate under this section upon receiving payment of all other fees required under this chapter for registration of a motor vehicle.
  2. Plates issued under this section must bear a gold star emblem logo on the left side of the plate and the letters "GS" before the number. The director shall cooperate with the director of the department of veterans' affairs to design the gold star emblem logo. The director may issue one set of plates per eligible owner of a passenger motor vehicle or a truck the registered gross weight of which does not exceed twenty thousand pounds [9071.85 kilograms].
  3. On request of the director, the department of veterans' affairs shall certify those surviving family members of deceased members of the United States armed forces listed above as eligible to receive the plates.
  4. Once declared eligible for a gold star plate, the department may not remove the eligibility of a surviving family member.
  5. Once a plate number is issued to an eligible family member, the department may not assign the plate to another eligible person.

One set of plates may be issued to an eligible family member.

How to apply:

  • Complete form: SFN 59183 Application for North Dakota Gold Star Plate
  • Include documentation:
    • Proof of Service members' death while serving on active duty during a time of military conflict
    • Proof of survivors qualifying relationship Obituary, birth certificates, marriage license, etc.
  • Mail to:
    • ND-Department of Veterans Affairs
      4201 38th St. SW Ste. 104
      Fargo ND 58104-7535

Upon approval of the ND-Department of Veterans Affairs the application will be signed and mailed back to the applicant. The applicant will then need to submit the application to the DOT with payment.

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free Ride for Golden Valley County Veterans to any medical appointments! VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

DAV/VA Van

HRTG Van

  • Free Ride to any medical appointments for Veterans! VA or Non-VA related appointments.

  • Contact to schedule a ride: 701-872-4673 (office) or 701-440-0351 (Cell) or email VSO at hgerving@nd.gov

Date of Meeting: October 1, 2020
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·        

VA Van

  • Free Ride for Veterans to Veterans Affairs Health Care System (VAHCS) in Fargo ND

  • Van Routes Map 
Grant Application Handout (441.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: March 17, 2017
Date of Meeting: September 15, 2020
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free Transportation for Grant County Veterans to any medical appointments! VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

Grant Example (378.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 15, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 9, 2020
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free Transportation for Veterans to any medical appointments! VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

HRTG Van

  • Free Ride to any medical appointments for Veterans! VA or Non-VA related appointments

  • Call to schedule a ride: 701-789-0682 (Cell), or email dlindstrom@nd.gov

Gulf War Illness (966.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 18, 2020
Date of Meeting: September 25, 2020

The purpose of this assistance is to provide monies to give aid and comfort to veterans [as defined in NDCC 37-14] and their spouses, or un-remarried widow/widowers of eligible veterans.

The individual must have an unmet need of dental and/or denture work (routine and maintenance procedures are not covered), optical, hearing, transportation (for medical treatment), special needs for medical reasons, housing deposit, other emergency needs approved by the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs. 

The following requirements need to be met to apply (DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED):

  1. Qualify as veteran or eligible dependent as defined in NDCC 37-14-01.1.
  2. Income and asset level.  Income will be based on established indexes such as pension rates and poverty guidelines which will be reviewed annually.
  3. Must be a North Dakota resident for one year prior to application date.
  4. Medical bills showing all work completed, and all payments and credits must be received by the department within 60-90 days of the date of approval.

Contact your Veterans Service Officer to apply.

Hardship Assistance Grant (348.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 20, 2018

Veterans Home Appropriations

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

 

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Added one-time funding from soldiers home fund;
    • $48,000 stipend for housing administrator
    • $99,400 for equipment
    • $100,000 for flooring project
    • $233,450 for demolition of administrators residence
    • $52,500 for security system upgrades
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 21-0-0 HJ 766
  • PASSED HOUSE 86-7 HJ 909

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Added one-time funding;
    • Authorized $68,000 transfered from soldiers' home fund operating expenses for use on Nurse Call System upgrade
    • $38,000 for flooring project in the skilled nursing areas
    • $25,000 for strategic plan
  • Salary increase of 2% wtih monthly minimum $120, Maximum $200 in first year and 2.5% second year
  • Restores funding for 2 FTE
  • Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 14-0-0 SJ 1277
  • PASSED SENATE as amended Emergency Clause Carried 46-0 SJ 1300
  • HOUSE REFUSED TO CONCUR HJ 1660
  • House Conference Committee Appointed: Kreidt, B. Anderson, Holman  HJ 1660
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed: Dever, Poolman, Mathern SJ 1442

COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Removes funding for the 2 FTE restored by Senate
  • PASSED HOUSE 85-6 HJ 1983
  • PASSED SENATE 46-0 SJ 1757

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 4/26/2019 HJ 2302

Date of Meeting: October 3, 2018

Appropriations - ND Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA) Budget: Legislative Appropriations Bill

Pre-approved by Commissioner and ACOVA.

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

2019-2021 base budget limit: $1,079,734

NDDVA Requested budget changes: Optional Package-NOT included in budget.

  1. Remove mandate on offsetting HRTG funds                                            $100,000 NOT in final budget.
  2. Funding for FTE                (Loan & Grant)                                                $151,794 Gov. Burgum Recommends $140,000 One-Time funding for Temporary Position. House Supports. Senate moved to FTE, 
  3. ND Veteran Benefits Specialist training                                                    $18,310 House DeniedSenate Supports, Conf. Committee supported. Final: $18,310
  4. Funding for FTE                (Veteran Benefit Specialist)                            $127,753 Denied
  5. CVSO/TVSO outreach      (Tribal engagement)                                       $38,400 Gov. Burgum recommends $40,000 for Stand Downs, VSO training and outreach. See #6 and #8 below
  6. CVSO/TVSO training        (Main Street Initiative)                                     $27,088 Gov. Burgum recommends (see #5). House supports $30,00 training and outreach. Senate supports $30,000. Final: $30,000
  7. Grant Database update    (Per Audit recommendation)                           $15,000 Gov. Burgum recommends $7,500 from General funds. House supports $7,500. Senate supports $7,500. Final: $7,500
  8. Stand Downs                    (Pass through funding. HB 1178)                    $10,000 Gov. Burgum recommends (see #5). House supports $5,000. Senate supports $5,000. Final: $5,000
  9. PTSD Dog Grants             (Pass through funding. HB 1128)                   $50,000 Gov. Burgum recommends $50,000 from General Funds. House supports. Senate supports $50,000. Final: $50,000
  10. DAV Vans                          (Pass through funding. HB 1168)                   $18,600 Gov. Burgum recommends $18,600 from General Funds. House supports +$200. Senate supports +$21,200. Final: $18,800
  11. VSO funding grant NSO’s (Pass through funding. HB 1177)                  $150,000    Denied       

                                                                                                                    Total: $716,945

​HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Adds base level funding
    • +$11,775 for travel expenses
    • +$7,935 for desktop support
    • +$2,500 for Microsoft Office 365 licenses
    • +$5,000 for Stand Down events (HB 1178 was $10,000)
    • +$200 for DAV vans (+$200 more than Governors recommendation) 
    • +$49,590 for NDDVA salary and benefit increases
      • 2% per year 
      • Insurance from $1,241 to $1,427 
    • +$30,000 for CTVSO training and outreach (Governor recommended $65,488)
  • One Time Funding
    • +$140,000 One-Time funding for Temporary Loan and Grant Position (same as Governors recommendation)
    • +$7,500 Grant Database enhancements
  • Maintained in base level funding (Pass Through Funding)
    • $18,600 DAV vans
    • $50,000 PTSD Service Dogs
  • Appropriates $2,308 additional funding for State Approving Agency (non-General Funds)
  • Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 21-0-0 HJ 786
  • PASSED HOUSE 92-0 HJ 902

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Supports House budget
  • Adds:
    • +$11,794 for Loan and Grant Officer.
      • Makes Permanent FTE
    • +$18,300 for NDDVA Veteran Benefits Specialists Training
    • +$21,200 for DAV Transport Vans for total of $40,000.
      • Funding for 2 vans. One van per year
      • Makes Permanent part of budget
    • +$8,228 NDDVA Salary Increase to House for total of $36,773
      • 2% first year
        • Minimum monthly increase of $120
        • Maximum monthly increase of $200
      • 2.5% second year
    • Carryover authority for PTSD dog funding
    • Authority to accept and expend $291,500 for Veterans Home Cemetery Improvement Grant
      • Legislative approval for $26,500 from Melvin Norgard memorial fund 
      • $265,000 from Federal Grant
    • Committee recommended DO PASS 14-0-0 SJ 1331
  • PASSED SENATE as amended 44-0 SJ 1340
  • HOUSE REFUSED TO CONCUR HJ 1728
  • House Conference Committee Appointed: Schobinger, B. Anderson, Holman  HJ 1728
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed: Dever, Poolman, Mathern SJ 1478

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Reduced DAV van funding from $40,000 to $18,800
  • Loan and Grant officer
    • Reduced funding -$11,794
    • Removed as FTE and placed as Temporary One-Time Funding
  • House conceded the remaining Senate Changes
  • Conference Committee Report Adopted by House HJ 1987
  • PASSED HOUSE 88-4 HJ 1988
  • Conference Committee Report Adopted by Senate SJ 1766
  • PASSED SENATE 46-0 SJ 1766

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 4/26/2019 HJ 2302

Date of Meeting: December 21, 2018

ND National Guard Tuition Waiver

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact sections 37-07.1-05 and 37-07.2-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to higher education grants and tuition waivers for national guard members.

This bill would...

  • Change application time to initial appointment

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Added: Declared bill an emergency
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 14-0 HJ145
  • PASSED HOUSE 88-1 Emergency Clause Carried HJ221
  • Sent to Senate

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 3/28/2019 HJ 1409

Effective date: 3/29/2019 date filed with Secretary of State

Date of Meeting: December 17, 2018

Tax Exempt Military Retirement Pay

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new subdivision to subsection 2 of section 57-38-30.3 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to an income tax deduction for retired military personnel benefits; and to provide an effective date.

 
This bill would...
  • Exempt Military retirement for ND Veterans and surviving spouses from ND state income tax

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $3,000,000 (General Fund)

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 4/8/2019 HJ 1631

Date of Meeting: May 20, 2019
Date of Meeting: December 21, 2018

ND Veterans Legislative Council Name Change

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 4 of section 37-18.1-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the powers and duties of the administrative committee on veterans' affairs.

This bill would...

  • Update the NDCC to accurately reflect the correct name of the North Dakota Veterans Legislative Council. Formerly known as the North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council.
  • This is a housekeeping bill not intended to change the intent of the law.

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 4/4/2019 HJ 1507

Date of Meeting: December 21, 2018

POW/MIA Flag to be Flown over ND State Capitol Grounds

A BILL for an Act to provide for the display of the prisoner of war and missing in action flag on the state capitol grounds.

This bill would...
  • Require POW/MIA Flag be flown at all times on all outdoor flagpoles on ND State Capitol Grounds.
    • Displayed on its own pole or under the US Flag

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Changed "outdoor flagpoles" to "outdoor permanent, flagpole locations"
  • Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 14-0-0 HJ 240
  • PASSED HOUSE 92-0 HJ 283

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Changed "outdoor permanent, flagpole locations" to "on the middle flagpole on the east side of the heritage center and on a flagpole in front o f the all veterans memorial"
  • Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 6-1-0 SJ 1050
  • PASSED SENATE as amended 44-1 SJ 1061
  • HOUSE REFUSED TO CONCUR HJ 1451
  • House Conference Committee Appointed: B. Koppelman, Louser, Johnston HJ 1451
  • Senate Conference Committee Appointed: Davison, Meyer, Marcellais

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Removed all current verbiage in Section 1
  • Added new verbiage
    • POW/MIA flag must be flown daily on State Capitol Grounds at the following flagpole locations;
      • Immediately south of the state capitol building
      • In front fo the all veterans memorial; and
      • On the east side of the heritage center
    • May be flown either below the flag of the US on the same flagpole or alone on a separate flagpole
    • Must be displayed using proper flag etiquitte
  • Declared an emergency
  • PASSED HOUSE 89-0 Emergency Clause carried HJ 2021
  • PASSED SENATE 47-0 Emergency Clause carried SJ 1873

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 4/30/2019 HJ 2331

Date of Meeting: December 21, 2018

Tax Exempt Military and Retirment Pay

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subdivision g of subsection 2 of section 57-38-30.3 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to an income tax deduction for service payments and retirement benefits received by an active or reserve member of the armed forces or the national guard or a surviving spouse; and to provide an effective date.

This bill would...

  • Exempt Active Military Pay from ND State Income Tax
  • Exempt National Guard and Reserve pay from ND State Income Tax
  • Exempt Military retirement pay from ND State Income Tax
  • Exempt Military retirement pay received by surviving spouses from ND State Income Tax

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Removed: "retirement benefits" from exemption
  • Committee recommended DO NOT PASS 11-3-0 HJ 362

FISCAL NOTE: $5,800,000 (General Fund)

FAILED HOUSE 35-54 HJ 396

Date of Meeting: December 21, 2018

National Guard Definition of Volunteer Emergency Responders

Military Families Top Ten (#10)

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 2 of section 37-29-01 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the definition of volunteer emergency responders.

This bill would...
  • Remove the words "North Dakota" from the NDCC
  • Allow National Guard members of ND and other states to participate as "Volunteer Emergency Responder"

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 4/23/2019 HJ 2066

Date of Meeting: January 2, 2019

ND Adjutant General to Accept and Expend Funds

A BILL for an Act to create and enact section 37-03-18 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the adjutant general's program supporting North Dakota service members, veterans, families, and survivors, and the ability to accept funds for this purpose; and to provide a continuing appropriation.

This bill would...

  • Allow NDNG Adjutant General to establish and operate the ND service member, veteran, family, and survivor support program
  • Allow NDNG Adjutant General to accept and receive any private or federal donation, gift, grant or bequest
  • Allow NDNG Adjutant General continuing appropriation to administer and expend any private donation, gift, grant or bequest in accordance with the purpose or condition imposed by the donor

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Added "National Guard" to the name of fund
  • Removed "federal or private sources and donations, gifts or bequests" 
  • Expeditures over $500,000 per bienium would need emergency commission approval
  • Added requirement for annual report of income and expenditures to the legislative appropriations budget section
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 14-0-0 HJ 550
  • Referred to House Appropriations HJ 563
  • Committee recommendED DO PASS 20-0-1 HJ 789
  • PASSED HOUSE 92-0 HJ 899

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $80,000 (other funds) $0 General Fund

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 4/4/2019 HJ 1507

Date of Meeting: December 17, 2018

Service Dogs for ND Veterans with PTSD

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of veterans' affairs for the training of service dogs for North Dakota veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

This bill would...

  • Provide general fund dollars for ND Department of Veterans Affairs for grants to ND Veterans receiving PTSD service dogs
  • Grant would cover $12,500 or about 1/2 the cost of a service dog

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $50,000 General Funds

Included in HB 1025 NDDVA budget 

Date of Meeting: December 17, 2018

North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA) to Work With Public and Private Entities. 

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A Bill for an Act ot amend and reenact section 37-18-04 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to duties of the commissioner of veterans' affairs.

This bill would...

  • Allow NDDVA to form public-private partnerships to better serve ND Veterans and dependents.

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 3/26/2019 HJ 1333

Date of Meeting: December 17, 2018

ACOVA to Establish Investment Goals, Objectives and Asset Allocation of the PWTF

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 37-14-14 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to administrative committee on veterans' affairs' authority to establish policies on investment goals and objectives and assett allocation of the veterans' postwar trust fund.

This bill would...

  • Allow the ACOVA to establish the investment goals and objectives and asset allocation of the Post War Trust Fund in the same manner as boards and committees of funds invested by the State Investment Board under NDCC 21-10-02.1

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $0

FAILED IN HOUSE 1-91 HJ 346

Date of Meeting: December 17, 2018

North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA) to Accept and Expend Donations

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new subsection to section 57-39.2-04 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to exempting the sale of commemorative memorial coins from sales tax; to amend and reenact section 37-18-12 and subsection 2 of section 37-18-15 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to funding authority of the department of veterans' affairs and veteran commemorative coins; to provide a continuing appropriation; and to provide for retroactive application.

This bill would...

  • Allow NDDVA to apply for any private donation, gift, grant, or bequest
  • Allow NDDVA to accept and receive any private donation, gift, grant or bequest
  • Allow NDDVA continuing appropriation to administer and expend any private donation, gift, grant or bequest in accordance with the purpose or condition imposed by the donor
  • Amend commemorative memorial coin sale restriction from "A family member of a deceased North Dakota veteran" to "Any person"
  • Add sales tax exemption status to sale of commemorative memorial coin sales

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 3/28/2019 HJ 1409

Date of Meeting: January 7, 2019

DAV Van Funding

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of veterans' affairs for the purchase of a transport van.

This bill would...
  • Provide $18,800 to the ND Department of Veterans Affairs for the purchase of a DAV Transport van during 2019-2021 biennium.

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $18,800 (General Funds)

Committee included $18,800 in NDDVA budget HB 1025

Date of Meeting: January 7, 2019

Patriots Day

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 1-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to annual observance of Patriots' Day.

This bill would...

  • Designate the third Monday in April of each year as Patriots Day
  • Commemorate the start of the American Revolutionary War
  • Commemorate the battles of Lexington and Concord

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Add Governors Placlamation
  • Committee recommends DO PASS 13-0-1 HJ 317
  • Referred back to GVA committee for amendments HJ 335
  • Committee added Governors Proclamation recommends DO PASS 12-0-2 HJ 400
  • PASSED HOUSE as amended 89-2 HJ 467

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 6/20/2019 HJ 1229

Date of Meeting: January 7, 2019

NSO/VSO Funding

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of veterans' affairs for a national service officer grant program.

This bill would...

  • Provide ND Deparment of Veterans Affairs $150,000 for VSO grant program
  • Provide up to $50,000 for each Veteran Service Organization for National Veteran Service Officer

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $150,000 (General Funds)

FAILED HOUSE 2-90 HJ 903

Date of Meeting: December 17, 2018

Stand Down Funding

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the department of veterans' affairs for stand down events.

 
This bill would...
  • Provide $10,000 to ND Department of Veterans Affairs for grants to stand down events in ND.

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $10,000 (General Funds)

Committee included $5,000 in NDDVA Budget HB 1025

Date of Meeting: December 17, 2018

Income Tax Checkoff for Veterans' Services Fund

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 37-14 and a new section to chapter 57-38 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the creation of the veterans' services fund and optional income tax contributions to the fund; and to provide a continuing appropriation.

 
This bill would...
  • Create a new fund in the State Treasurey known as the "Veterans Servics' Fund"
  • Place a check box on ND State Income tax form for optional contribution to the Veterans' Services Fund
  • Appropriate moneys' in the fund to the Adiminstrative Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACOVA)

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Removed the creation of a new fund
  • Deposit funds into the Post War Trust Fund
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 11-3-0 HJ 513
  • PASSED HOUSE 84-9 HJ 631

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Added effective date: taxes filed after December 31, 2018
  • Committee recomended DO PASS 6-0-0 SJ 924
  • Referred back to Finance and Taxation  SJ 929
  • Changed effective date: ...for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018.
  • Committee recomended DO PASS 6-0-0 SJ 982
  • PASSED SENATE 46-0 SJ 1022
  • HOUSE CONCURRED to amendment PASSED HOUSE 83-4 HJ 1417

FISCAL NOTE: $0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 4/8/2019 HJ 1631

  • Effective date: Taxable years after December 31, 2018 per language included in the bill
Date of Meeting: December 17, 2018

NDDVA File Access

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 37-18-11 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to maintenance of records of veterans' and veterans' dependents.

 
Housekeeping Bill. Updating verbiage of NDCC.
This bill would...
  • Add "veteran' eligible dependents" 
  • Include file content received from all sources
  • Include information received from DOD electronic Discharge  

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 3/28/2019 HJ 1409

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