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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: October 27, 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.

Personalized plates
A qualified applicant may choose a personalized plate not exceeding a total of five (5) characters and spaces. This requires a fee of $25 per year in addition to the veteran plate fee and the annual registration fee.

Check availability of personalized plate

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 
Date of Meeting: January 13, 2021
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

Date of Meeting: February 10, 2021
Gulf War Illness (966.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 18, 2020
H-VE (2.336 MB pdf)
Date of Meeting: February 25, 2021
H-WWI (7.859 MB pdf)
Date of Meeting: February 24, 2021
Date of Meeting: October 29, 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: January 15, 2021

FINANCE. PASS Funding. Guardianship Grants

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the various divisions under the supervision of the director of the office of management and budget; and to provide an exemption.

This bill would...

  • Increase the funding for Guardianship Grants from $1,950,000 to $2,500,000
  • Provide funding to serve the estimated need for 350 of ND most vulnerable citizens to include veterans.

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Added $100,000 to Guardianship Grants for total: $2,050,000
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 18-0 HJ 971
  • PASSED House 80-11 HJ 1017

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Added $400,000 to Guardianship Grants for total: $2,450,000
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 14-0-0 SJ 1589
  • PASSED Senate 43-4 SJ 1611

Fiscal Note: See appropriations bill. Additional $550,000

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2021

APPROPRIATIONS. ND National Guard. Office of the Adjutant General

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the office of the adjutant general; and to provide an exemption. 

This bill would...

Provide key programs/projects...

  • Camp Grafton Expansion
  • ND Veterans Cemetery Spouse and Dependent Burial Costs
  • NDNG Upgrade Bade and HVAC System
  • Fund Statewide Maintenance Projects
  • Department of Emergency Services (DES) Operations (Replace expired emergency supplies)
  • Air/Army Operations & Maintenance (Reduction)
  • ND Veterans Cemetery (Reduction)
  • Fargo Readiness Center Start Up and Utilities
  • Dickinson Readiness Center-Authority
  • Line of Communication Bridge Training Site-Authority
  • ND Military Museum-Fundraising Authority

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Cut $2.6M from Camp Grafton South Expansion
  • Cut $1Million with $1.9Million of Federal Funds for deferred maintenance of State funded facilities
  • Cut 2 FTE's (Dispatchers) from State Radio. Vacant positions
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 18-0-3 HJ 868
  • PASSED House 86-6 HJ 1006
  • House refused to concur with Senate Amendments HJ 1715
  • Conference Committee appointed: Brandenburg Kempenich Mock HJ 1715

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Added back $1.75M for Camp Grafton South Expansion
  • Added back $1Million for deferred maintenance of State funded facilities
  • Added back two FTE's (Dispatchers) to State Radio. Will be funded with Special Funds
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 14-0-0 SJ 1390
  • PASSED Senate 45-2  SJ 1403
  • House refused to concur Conference committee appointed: Krebsbach Rust Hogue SJ 1507

 

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: January 9, 2021

EDUCATION: Resident Student Tuition Rate Armed Forces, Veterans and Dependents

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA, NDVLC, NDNG and TF M.I.N.D.

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 15-10-19.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the definition of a resident student for tuition purposes.

This bill would ...

  • Add as resident student for tuition purposes...
    • Member, spouse and dependents of National Guard and Reserve in any state
    • Member, spouse and dependents of active duty armed forces in any state
    • Dependent of veteran regardless of GI Bill eligibility
    • Address key issues identified by Department Of Defense Defense State Liaison Office's Military Families Top 10 Key Issues

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO PASS 12-1-1 HJ239
  • PASSED House 84-6 HJ251
  • Signed by House Speaker 4/8/2021 HJ 1545

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 1/18/2021: Senate received from House SJ213
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 6-0-0 SJ 896
  • Referred to appropriations SJ 907
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 14-0-0 SJ 1085
  • PASSED Senate 45-2 SJ 1100
  • Signed by Senate President 4/5/2021 SJ 1164

Signed by Governor 4/12/2021 HJ 1633

Fiscal Note: $-512,744 (reduction in tuition)

Date of Meeting: January 10, 2021

APPRECIATION. Hunting. Deer for ND Disabled Veterans

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 20.1-03 and a new subsection to section 20.1-03-12 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to deer hunting licenses for disabled veterans.

This bill would...

Allow a 100% disabled ND resident Veteran deer hunter to

  • Begin deer hunting earlier along with youth hunting season
  • Continue hunting during regular deer hunting season
  • Be guaranteed one deer hunting tag and not apply for a deer license through any lottery
  • Purchase deer license for $30

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Amendments:
    • Changed to "White-Tailed" deer
    • Added: Depending on availability
    • Added: "five days preceding" the youth deer season and "during deer gun season"
    • Added: "100" license available each year
    • Added: ..."or public land" 
    • Added: "The director shall identify the five deer hunting units with the lowest selection rates for deer hunting licenses. Disabled veteran white - tailed deer licenses may not be used in those five units.
    • Changed: ...disabled veteran white - tailed deer license may not apply for or receive a license in the "deer gun" lottery "for the same season".
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 12-0-2 HJ 414
  • PASSED HOUSE 91-0-3 HJ 520

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/9/2021: Received in Senate SJ 436
  • Committee recommended DO NOT PASS 6-0-0 SJ 856

Fiscal Note: None

FAILED Senate 8-39 SJ 856

 

Date of Meeting: January 10, 2021

EDUCATION: Tuition Waiver Certain Dependents of Veterans

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 15-10-18.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the definition of a dependent to determine the eligibility of certain dependents of veterans to receive free tuition in institutions of higher education in the state.

This bill would...

Make consistent the definitions of Veteran and Dependent under NDCC 15-10-18.2 to allow...

  • Spouse, widow, or widower be added to each subsection of the definition of a dependent
  • Change years for a veteran to become resident to five (5) years to match the requirement of a surviving spouse 

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Amendment: Added definition of "Stepchild's other parent" means the souse, widow, or widower of a veteran.
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 13-0-1 HJ 373
  • PASSED House 91-3 HJ 429

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/3/2021 Received in Senate SJ 364
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 6-0-0 SJ 820
  • PASSED Senate 47-0 SJ 827
  • Signed by Senate President SJ 845
  • Signed by House Speaker 3/19/2021 HJ 1214

Signed by Governor 3/23/2021 HJ 1253

Fiscal Note: Unable to estimate

 

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 10, 2021

APPRECIATION. Patriotism Projects Elementary Students

Pre-approved Commissioner, NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 15.1-21 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to required patriotism projects for public elementary school students; and to provide a report to the legislative management.

This bill would...

  • Provide that the curriculum of each school district of elementary students include a patriotism project under the guidance of the Superintendent of public instruction.
  • Allow the school district to accept donations for patriotism projects from veteran organizations in the state.

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Added approval to accept monetary donations from: "civic groups"
  • Added verbiage for school districts to provide assurance of completion through the shared student information system
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 9-5-0 HJ325
  • PASSED the House 64-27 HJ 370

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 1/28/2021: Received in Senate  SJ 315
  • Committee recommended DO NOT PASS 6-0-0 SJ 867

Fiscal note: None

FAILED Senate 2-45 SJ 877

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2021

EMPLOYMENT. Licensure Compact

Pre-approved Commissioner, NDVLC, NDNG and TF M.I.N.D

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 3 of section 15.1-13-17 and sections 15.1-13-17.1, 15.1-18-12, 43-51-11.1, and 43-51-11.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to occupational licensing of foreign practitioners who are residents of the state; and to provide for a report to the legislative management.

This Bill would...

Update the verbiage of certain licensure requirements

  • Add verbiage: "a foreign practitioner who is a resident of the state" to military members and spouse
  • Address key issues identified by Department Of Defense Defense State Liaison Office's Military Families Top 10 Key Issues

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Removed verbiage of changes to NDCC 43-51-11.1 and
  • Created new section NDCC43-51-12.1
  • Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 9-5-0 HJ 553
  • PASSED HOUSE 81-11 HJ 668

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/18/2021 Received from house SJ 619
  • Committee recommended DO NOT PASS 7-0-0 SJ 1031

FAILED Senate 2-45 SJ 1075

SB 2175 addressed majority of concerns

Fiscal note: Unable to estimate

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

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