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Bill Details

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

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC.

A BILL for and Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

2021-2023 OMB-State General Funds base budget limit: $1,205,484 

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

  1. Restore Base Budget Funding                                                                              $53,950. Senate restored $53,950,House reduced to $48,950
    1. NDDVA staff training and travel: $16,012
    2. Volunteer staff computers and ITD expenses: $7,935
    3. C&TVSO training and outreach: $30,000
  2. Salary Funding with Federal Dollars be paid with General Fund Dollars             $128,000 Senate replaced $68,000 with General Funds.
  3. Loans and Grant Officer-Make Permanent Full Time Employee (FTE)                $159,001 Governor Budget included $140,000 Temp. ($128,000 Federal funds $12,000 State). Senate made FTE added $18,910
  4. Veterans/Womens Veterans  Benefits Specialist. Add 1 additional FTE               $158,910
  5. Program Coordinator/Training/Information Officer. Add 1 additional FTE             $158,910 Senate approved $140,000 for Temp. House reduced to a part-time Temp. at $70,000
  6. DAV Van funding. increase funding to purchase up to 3 vans                              $37,600 Senate approved additional $18,800 for 1 more van (2 total). House reduced back to 1 van at $18,800

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Assigned: Dever, Mathern, Rust
  • Added: 
    • Restored Base Budget Funding of $53,950
    • Restored $68,000 of the $137,500 HRTG supplanted dollars
    • Changed Loan & Grant officer position to FTE added $18,910 General Funds
    • Added temporary "Program Coordinator/Training/Information Officer" funding $140,000
    • Added funding for 1 DAV van $18,800
  • Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 14-0-0 SJ 541
  • PASSED Senate as amended 47-0 SJ 559
  • Senate received House amendments SJ 1278
  • Senate concurred with House amendments SJ 1357
  • Amendments passed Senate 43-3 SJ 1357
  • Signed by Senate President 4/14/2021 SJ 1464

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/16/2021 Received from Senate HJ 645
  • Reduced Budget by -$94,094
  • Reduce funding of Temporary Veteran Benefits Specialist position -$70,000
  • Removed funding for one DAV Van -$18,800
  • Removed non-existing funding for Stand Downs which -$5,000 (Not included Governors or Senate budget)
  • Removed operating budget-$241
  • Reduced State Approving Agency funding -$53
  • Appropriations Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 18-1-2 HJ 1400 
  • PASSED House as amended 91-2 HJ 1510
  • Sent to Senate for consideration of amendments SJ 1278
  • Senate concurred with House amendments SJ 1357
  • Signed by House Speaker 4/14/2021 HJ 1701

Signed by Governor 4/16/2021 SJ 1538

Bill Status

January 7, 2021
  • Committee Hearing: Roughrider Room 9:45am
March 8, 2021
  • Committee hearing Harvest Room 2:15pm
March 18, 2021
  • Committee detail hearing Harvest Rm 8:30am
Thursday, August 27, 2020