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Motor Vehicle Veterans' Purple Heart Number Plates

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new subdivision to subsection 2 of section 39-04-18 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to a purple heart recipient exemption from motor vehicle registration fees; and to amend and reenact section 39-04-10.10 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to veterans' number plates.

  • Veterans who are Purple Heart recipient shall:
    • Not have to pay initial or annual fee for distinctive purple heart license plates for one vehicle
    • Be exempt from paying vehicle registration for one vehicle
  • Fiscal note: $31,632

Veterans Preference

  • Adds "administrator" to list of exemptions from Veterans Preference laws
  • Add definition of administrator which adds: assistant or associate school district superintendent, school principal, special education director, director of a multidistrict special education unit, career and technical education director, director of area career and technology center, athletic or activity director.
  • Fiscal note: $0

Book of ND Veterans

  • The Adjutant General shall initiate and coordinate the writing, publishing, and distribution of a record of all North Dakota Veterans, including a record of all North Dakotans killed in action and missing in action since statehood. The Adjutant General shall determine the projected costs for the completion of the writing, publishing, and distribution of the records and present those projections to the legislative management.
  • Appropriations: $0
  • Fiscal note: $0

Appropriations - Veterans' Military Caskets and Urns

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the adjutant general for veterans' military caskets and urns.

  • Provide military casket at no cost to veterans interred in ND 
  • Fiscal note of $2,800,000

Senate amendments:

  • Moved to ND DVA
  • removed funding of $2,800,00
  • Moved to County Social services

Veterans' Cemetery Burial Fees for Dependents of Veterans

A BILL for an Act to provide for an appropriation for veterans' spouses and dependents burial fees at the veterans' cemetery.

  • Pay for interring veterans eligible spouse and dependents at ND veterans Cemetery
  • Fiscal note: $160,000

Hunting License for 100% Disabled

  • Added: Definition of a "Disabled Veteran"
  • Added: For a resident disabled veteran combined general game, habitat stamp, small game, and fur-bearer license $3
  • Fiscal note: $10,080. Not general fund dollars.

Tribal Veterans Advisory Commission

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 creation, membership, and duties of the tribal veterans' advisory commission.

  • Creates a ND Tribal Veterans advisory Commission

Property Tax Exemption while on Active Duty

  • Reduce taxable valuation of homestead for each day on Federal active duty divided by total number of days in a year (365). Full year would equal 100% reduction.
  • On first $4,500 of taxable value of homestead.
  • Spouses living together may only apply for 1 exemption
  • Service members living together and not married can apply for full exemption based on the percentage of ownership in the homestead.
  • Fiscal note: No amount provided.

Caskets for Veterans

  • Provide military casket at no cost to veterans interred in ND
  • Type of casket to be approved by Adjutant General
  • Appropriations: $2,800,000

Indian Veteran Representative

  • ND Department of Veterans Affairs to provide an Indian Veteran representative in the ND county with the most registered Indian Veterans
  • Appropriations: $25,000

Property Tax Exemption

  • Change disabled veterans homestead taxable valuation limit from $5,400 to $6,750
  • Fiscal note: $477,000

Homestead Property Tax Credit for Military

A BILL for an Act to provide for a legislative management study relating to the feasibility and desirability of extending tax relief for assistance to mobilized soldiers.

Book of Veterans Serving in Area of Conflict 

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 37-01-45 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the book of veterans.

  • A book of record of all ND veterans who served in an area of conflict.

Senate amendments:

  • Changed from "for publish" to made available to public.

House amendments:

  • Changed from "Book" to "Record" and as deemed fit by the adjutant general.

PTSD Dogs

  • Provide $50,000 to ND Department of Veterans Affairs for training service dogs to assist ND Veterans with PTSD
  • Payment made by NDDVA only after completion of service dog's training
  • Payment may not exceed $12,500 per service dog
  • Legislative management shall consider studying statutory changes to benefit ND veterans; state income taxes, property taxes, veteran-focused incentives, assistance obtaining benefits, assistance obtaining life enhancing services, and current state and federal benefits available to ND veterans.
  • NDDVA shall provide a report to legislative management during interim: status of service dog training program, benefits to veterans, number applicants, and number of service dogs provided.
  • Appropriations: $50,000

County Veterans' Service Officers Accreditation Requirement

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 37-14-18 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to county veterans' service officers.

  • Removes requirement for County Veteran Service Officer's to be accredited with "National Association of County Veteran Service Officers"
  • Adds requirement for County Veteran Service Officer's to be accredited with any veteran service organization recognized by the US Department of Veterans Affairs

 

  • The 63rd Legislative Assembly designates May 1 as "Cold War Victory Day"
  • The Secretary of State shall forward enrolled copies of this resolution to the ND Governor, American Legion, VFW, AMVETS, DAV, VVA
  • Fiscal note: $0
  • 63rd Legislative Assembly opposes current form of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty and any treaty that infringes on the individual or collective right to keep and bear arms, in the strongest and most unequivocal terms;
  • As duly elected representatives of the will of the people of ND strongly urge the President of the US, the US Secretary of State, the Ambassador of the US to the United Nations, and all members of the US Senate to soundly reject the current form of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty or any other treaty which would endanger the individual or collective right to keep and bear arms;
  • The Secretary of State of ND shall forward properly inscribed copies of this resolution to the President of the US, the President of the US Senate, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, the US Secretary of State, the Ambassador of the US to the United Nations, each member of the US Senate, the Governor of each state, the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate of each state's legislature, and each member of the ND Congressional Delegation.
  • Fiscal note: $0
SSVF Agency Referral Form (213.0 KB pdf)
SSVF Contacts (617.0 KB pdf)
VA Pension Programs (2.560 MB pdf)
Appeals VBA-21-0958-ARE (3.234 MB pdf)
Grant Application (379.0 KB pdf)

A document produced annually by each of the four Research and Development Services, provides brief lay language summaries of important current impacts from research studies.

Loan Application (506.0 KB pdf)

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