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Date of Meeting: February 19, 2019

Military Spouse Licensure

Military Families Top Ten (2 & 3)

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 43-51-06 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to licensure of foreign practitioners of occupations and professions. 

This bill would...

  • Allow practitioners with 7 years practice exemption for licensure without additional examination or education experience

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

Combined language of this bill with SB 2306

Date of Meeting: January 4, 2019

Military Dependents Occupation and Profession Licensure and Regulation

Military Families Top Ten (2 & 3)

A BILL for an Act to create and enact section 43-51-11.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to regulation of the practice of occupations and professions by military dependents; and to amend and reenact sections 15.1-13-17, 27-11-01, 43-51-01, and 43-51-11.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to regulation of occupations and professions.

This bill would...

  • Allow teachers licensure exemption for military dependent

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

Committee combined this bill with SB 2306

Date of Meeting: February 5, 2019

Interstate Licensing Compact

Military Families Top Ten (#1) 

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new chapter to title 43 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the interstate medical licensure compact.

This bill would...

  • Create interstate licensure compact for
    • Physical Therapy Licensure 
    • Enhance Nurse Licensure

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Fees must be paid by the board not general funds
  • Committee recomended DO PASS  as amended 13-1-0 HJ 1235
  • PASSED HOUSE as amended 87-3 HJ 1303
  • SENATE CONCURRED to amendment PASSED SENATE 47-0 SJ 1209

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 4/8/2019 SJ 1371

Date of Meeting: January 14, 2021

EMPLOYMENT. Military Member and Spouse Licensure Portability, Access and Compacts

Pre-approved: Commissioner, ACOVA, NDVLC, NDNG & TF M.I.N.D.

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 3 of section 15.1-13-17 and sections 43-51-01, 43-51-11, 43-51-11.1, and 43-51-11.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to occupational licensure of members of the military and military spouses; and to provide for a report.

This bill would...

Address key issues identified by Department Of Defense Defense State Liaison Office's Military Families Top 10 Key Issues

  • Add definition of a Military Member to NDCC 15.1-13-17
  • Update definition of a Military Spouse
  • Removes requirement of 2-4 years experience in occupation or profession

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO PASS 6-0-0 SJ 286
  • PASSED Senate 47-0 SJ 292

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 1/28/2021: House received HJ 384
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 12-0-2 HJ 1050
  • PASSED House 90-1 HJ 1070
  • Signed by House Speaker 3/12/2021 HJ 1138
  • Signed by Senate President 3/12/2021 SJ 845

Signed by Governor 3/17/2021 SJ 895

Fiscal note: None

Date of Meeting: February 12, 2021

INSULIN Co-Pay

A BILL for an Act to create and enact section 26.1-36-09.16 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to accident and health insurance coverage of diabetes drugs and supplies; to amend and reenact section 26.1-36.6-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to public employees self-insurance health plans; to provide for application; to provide an effective date; and to declare an emergency. 

This bill will...

Create section of NDCC Insulin drug and supply cost-sharing limitations and formulary limitations

  • Cost share limit of $25 per month for Insulin
  • Cost share limit of $25 per month for Insulin dosing supplies

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Removed all language of bill and created new language
  • Retains cost share limit of $25 per month for Insulin
  • Removes cost share limit for Insulin dosing supplies
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 4-2-0 as amended SJ 390
  • Amendments adopted and referred to Senate Appropriations SJ 399
  • Amended "Drugs" to "Drug". 
  • Appropriations Committee recommended DO PASS 14-0-0 SJ 677

FAILED SENATE 21-26 SJ 695 Video

Fiscal note: $2,998,224 State General Funds. $3,553,679 other funds (biennium)

Fiscal note 2: $823,419 State General Funds. $975,967 other funds (biennium)

Date of Meeting: January 11, 2019

Burial Benefits Veteran Spouse

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

This bill would...

  • Pay the burial costs for Veteran Spouse at Veterans Cemetery
  • $160,000

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Changed appropriations to $250,000
  • Committee recommends DO PASS as amended 7-0-0 SJ 347
  • Referred to Senate Appropriations
  • Committee recommends DO PASS 13-0-1 SJ 487
  • PASSED SENATE 46-0 SJ 511

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Reduced from $250,000 to $175,000
  • Changed from "paying" cost of interring to "defraying" the cost of interring
  • Change from 2019-2021 bienium to Period of: March 1, 2020-June 30, 2021
  • PASSED SENATE 47-0 SJ 1626
  • PASSED HOUSE 69-21 HJ 1888

FISCAL NOTE: $175,000

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 4/23/2019 SJ 1894

Date of Meeting: January 15, 2021

FINANCE. Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 57-02-08.8 of the North Dakota Century Code,
relating to the property tax credit for disabled veterans; and to provide an effective date.

This bill would...

  • Increase taxable valuation on the first $6,750 to $11,250
    • Taxable value of $6,750 = True and Full Value of $150,000
    • Taxable value of $11,250 = True and Full Value of  $250,000

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Amendment: Reduced taxable valuation on the first $11,250 to $9,000
    • Taxable value of $9,000 = True and Full Value of $200,000
  • Committee Recommended DO PASS 5-2-0 SJ 340
  • Referred to Senate Appropriations
  • Appropriations Committee Recommended DO PASS 14-0-0 SJ 628
  • PASSED Senate 45-1 SJ 700
  • Senate refused to concur with House amendments SJ 1444
  • Senate Conference Committee assigned: Patten, Dever, Piepkorn SJ 1444
  • 4/26/2021 Signed by Senate President SJ 1680

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • 2/23/2021: Received from Senate HJ 950
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 13-1-0 HJ 1155
  • Referred to House Appropriations HJ 1155
  • Amendment: Reduced taxable valuaion on the first $9,000 to $8,000
    • Taxable value of $8,000 = True and Full Value of $177,777.78
  • Appropriations Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 12-5-4 HJ 1437
  • PASSED House 87-3 HJ 1561
  • Senate refused to concur to House amendments SJ 1444
  • House Conference Committee assigned: Koppelman, Bellew, Kempenich HJ 1741
  • 4/26/2021 Signed by House Speaker HJ 1994

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Amend taxable valuation limit to the first $8,100
    • Taxable value of $8,100 = True and Full Value of $180,000 Video
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 6-0-0
  • PASSED Senate 47-0 SJ 1639
  • PASSED House 91-0 HJ 1946

 

Fiscal note: $3,800,000 in 2021-2023 biennium

Fiscal note 2: $2,300,000

Fiscal note 3: $1,400,000

Date of Meeting: January 19, 2021

EDUCATION. Tuition Waiver for Dependents of Disabled Veterans

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact sections 15-10-18.2 and 15-10-18.3 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the definition of a dependent for tuition waiver purposes.

This bill would...

  • Amend the percent of veterans disability for dependents to qualify for tuition waiver from 100% to 50%.
  • Adds verbiage of eligibility for the dependents of a veteran who had a 50% VA disability rating at time of death.
  • Housekeeping updates to language. 

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ADJUSTMENTS

  • Deleted all verbiage of Section 1 and 2 of bill NDCC 15-10-18.2 and 15-10-18.3
  • Created NDCC 15-10-18.6 which creates "Reduced tuition in ND Institutions of Higher Education"
    • Dependent of resident veteran as defined in NDCC 15-10-18.2
    • Veteran has 50% to 90% disability rating by Federal VA
  • Resident Dependent of a disabled veteran will receive a tuition and fee reduction relavent to the veterans disability
    • 50% disabled receives 50% reduction 
    • 60% disabled receives 60% reduction
    • 70% disabled receives 70% reduction
    • 80% disabled receives 80% reduction
    • 90% disabled receives 90% reduction
  • Tuition waiver for dependents of 100% disabled veteran remains under NDCC 15-10-18.2 and NDCC 15-10-18.3
  • Provides General fund appropriations to IHL to compensate $3,800,000
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 7-0-0 SJ 412
  • Amendment approved referred to Senate Appropriations 
  • Appropriations Committee recommended DO NOT PASS SJ 14-0-0 

FAILED SENATE 2-44 SJ 701

Fiscal Note: $6,800,000 (Value of tuition-no General funds appropriated)

Revised Fiscal Note: $6,500,000 with $3,800,000 General funds appropriated $2,700,000 unfunded

Date of Meeting: January 19, 2021

LEGAL. Veterans Court Docket 

Pre-approved by Commissioner, ACOVA , NDNG and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 1 of section 12.1-32-02 and sections 19-03.1-23 and 39-08-01.5 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to drug court and the creation of a veterans treatment docket. 

This bill would...

  • Add a "Veterans Treatment Docket" to the NDCC under Drug Court.
  • Veterans Treatment Docket is a district court supervised docket
    • approved by the supreme court
    • combines judicial supervision with licensed treatment programs to treat
      • substance use disorders
      • mental health conditions
      • behavioral health conditions
      • traumatic brain injuries
      • military sexual trauma; and
      • co-occuring disorders
    • Supreme court may adopt rules including rules of procedure for veterans treatment dockets

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Committee recommended DO PASS 7-0-0 SJ 304
  • PASSED Senate 40-6 SJ 313
  • Signed by Senate President 3/30/2021 SJ 1083

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Received in House 1/29/2021 HJ 399
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 13-0-1 HJ 1217
  • PASSED House 87-6 HJ 1255
  • Signed by House Speaker 3/29/2021 HJ 1317

Signed by Governor 3/31/2021 SJ 1131

Fiscal note: $145,247 in SB 2002

4/21/2021: Funding removed by conference committee Video

4/29/2021: Last day of session funding added to OMB budget HB 1015 Section 11   Video of amendment

 

Date of Meeting: February 19, 2019

Military Spouse Licensure

Military Families Top Ten (2 & 3)

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 43-51 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to occupational licensure of military members and military spouses; to amend and reenact sections 43-51-01, 43-51-11, and 43-51-11.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to occupational licensure of military members and spouses; to provide for a report to the legislative management; and to provide for a legislative management study.

This bill would...

  • Require licensure and permit applications to inquire if applicant is military member or spouse of military member
  • Require boards to Issue license, provisional license or temporarey permit to military spouse
  • Provide for Legislative management study during 2019-2021 interim

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Combined language from SB 2127 to this bill
  • Combined language from SB 2126 to this bill
  • Require occupational and professional boards to adopt rules to implement by August 1, 2020
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 7-0-0 SJ 697
  • PASSED SENATE 47-0 SJ 728

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Removed:
    • statement of legislative intent (section 11)
    • report to legislative management (section 9)
    • legislative management study (section 10)
    • all of section 6 Members of military license renewal
  • Added:
    • Exemption for boards;
      • State board of accountancy
      • State electrical board
      • ND real estate appraiser qualifications and ethics board
      • State real estate commission
      • Secretary of state with respect to contractor licensing
      • ND Board of medicine
      • State board of dental examiners
    • Provision to above listed boards of providing 30 days to issue license or issue a profisional license or temporary permit.
  • Committee recommended DO PASS as amended 12-0-2 HJ 1263
  • PASSED HOUSE 90-0 HJ 1340
  • SENATE REFUSED TO CONCUR to amendments SJ 1201
  • Senate Conference Committee appointed: Meyer, K. Roers, Oban
  • House Conference Committee appointed: Laning, Richter, Adams

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Added: and to provide a report
  • Section 8 report: Changed from report to Legislative Management to "Department of Commerce"
  • Senate aceded to remaining House amendments
  • PASSED SENATE 47-0 SJ 1719
  • PASSED HOUSE 91-0 HJ 1984

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 4/25/2019 SJ 2014

Date of Meeting: January 2, 2019

Property Tax Credit for Veterans

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 20 of section 57-02-08, section 57-02-08.8, and subdivision c of subsection 1 of section 57-55-10 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the property tax credit for veterans; and to provide an effective date.

This bill would...
  • Remove eligibility for veterans awarded VA "specially adapted housing" or thier un-remarried surviving spouse
  • Remove "head of family" verbiage
  • Remove disability rating percentage formula starting at 50% disabled
  • Remove "disabled" from verbiage
  • Allows property tax credit for all veterans or unremarried surviving spouse receiving a VA Pension 
  • Removes taxable valuation limit 

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: NONE

FAILED SENATE 2-44 SJ 408

Date of Meeting: December 17, 2018

Disabled Past Military Service Member access to NDDVA loan and grants, Veterans Preference. CVSO Accreditation.

Pre-approved by NDACTVSO, Commissioner, ACOVA and NDVLC

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact sections 37-14-01.1 and 37-14-18 and subsection 8 of section 37-19.1-01 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the accreditation of county veterans' service officers and the definition of a veteran for purposes of veterans' relief and rehabilitation and veterans' preference.

 
This bill would...
  • Add ND Military Service members not meeting definition of veteran under NDCC 37-01-40 but have a Service Connected VA disability rating as eligible for
    • NDDVA Loan Program
    • NDDVA Grant Program
    • ND Veterans Employment Preference
  • Add National Guard 20 year honorably discharged service members to ND Veterans Employment Preference
  • Remove Wartime and resident requirement for ND Veterans Employment Preference 
  • Add NDDVA to CVSO accreditation requirement
  • Add CVSO office employees to accreditation requirement
  • Allow CVSO's 6 months to obtain accreditation 
  • Remove "County" from veteran service officer

SENATE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

  • Added "County" back to veteran service officer language
  • Removed "and employees of veterans servcie offices"
  • Changed from "6 months" to "12 months" to obtain accreditations
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 7-0-0 SJ 661
  • PASSED SENATE 47-0 SJ 677

HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND ACTIONS

FISCAL NOTE: $0

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 3/28/2019 SJ 1190

Veterans' Home and DVA expenses

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the veterans' home and department of veterans' affairs; and to provide legislative intent.

Date of Meeting: December 7, 2016

Appropriations - North Dakota Veterans Home: Legislative Appropriations Bill

Pre-approved by ND Veterans Home Director and ACOVA.

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the ND Veterans Home. Governors budget rate at 90% of 2015-2017 base budget.

This bill is to be combined with SB2067 by end of session. SB2007 will be final ND Veterans Home budget.

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Replaced $2,111,404 of General Fund appropriations with Special funds (Non-General Fund Dollars)
  • Appropriated $157,000: From Special (Non-General Fund Dollars)
    • $59,500 for Equipment
    • $15,000 for Health information exchange software
    • $82,500 Nurse Call System upgrade
  • Committee recommended DO-PASS 14-0-0 SJ 384
  • Amendments Adopted SJ 409
  • Passed 45-0 SJ 410

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Reduced operating expenses by $62,761
  • Reduced capital assets by $7,239
  • Reduced equipment by $15,000
  • Provided an exemption for Shop addition project funding. (Non-General Funds)
  • Committee recommended DO PASS 19-0-2 HJ 1324
  • Amendments passed 90-0 HJ 1384
  • Passed House 90-0 HJ 1428

SENATE CONCURRED SJ 1286

SIGNED BY SPEAKER HJ 1593

SIGNED BY PRESIDENT SJ 1358

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR SJ 1412

ND DVA Budget

  • Veterans Affairs: Adds one FTE
  • Veterans Affairs: $15,000 for website improvements
  • Veterans Home funding: Demolish old veterans home $1,121,000
  • Veterans Home Approved: Hold over Veterans Home construction funds into next biennium to complete all billings
  • Veterans Home Approved: Carry over funding for Electronic Health record system into next biennium
  • Veterans Home Approved: Authorization of Melvin Norgard funds for construction of a workshop $788,200
  • Reduced Veterans Home operating budget by $50,000
  • Reduced Veterans Home and Veterans Affairs salary enhancements by $455,431
  • Added $10,000 to Veterans Affairs for Stand Down event grants
  • Added one time funding of $30,000 to Veterans Affairs for purchase of transportation vans
  • Added requirement for Veterans Affairs to prepare a transportation van replacement plan for 64th Legislative assembly and seek state funding for vans based on the plan

ND Department of Veterans Affairs Budget 

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the veterans' home and department of veterans' affairs; to provide for contingent funding; to provide an exception to the moratorium on expansion of basic care bed capacity; to provide legislative intent; and to provide for a report to the budget section.

Appropriations

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the department of transportation; to create and enact a new section to chapter 24-01, section 24-02-40.1, a new section to chapter 24-08, and section 57-43.1-03.2 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the highway performance classification plan, grant or revenue anticipation financing by the department of transportation, naming of the liberty memorial bridge, and refunds of certain fuels taxes paid by native Americans; to amend and reenact sections 24-01-03, 24-01-51, 39-04-19, 57-40.3-10, 57-43.1-02, and 57-43.2-02 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to highway and bridge maintenance, haying of no-mow areas, motor vehicle registration fees, motor vehicle excise tax revenue, and motor vehicle fuels and special fuels tax rates; to repeal section 39-04-29.5 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to allocation of motor vehicle registration fees; to provide an effective date; to provide a contingent expiration date; and to declare an emergency.

Appropriation

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the commissioner of university and school lands; to provide a continuing appropriation; to provide for distribution amounts from permanent funds; and to create and enact a new section to chapter 15-08.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to a continuing appropriation from the lands and minerals trust fund.

Adjutant General (National Guard Budget) Appropriations

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the office of the adjutant general; to provide for transfers; to provide exemptions; and to declare an emergency.

Appropriations

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of various state departments and institutions; and to declare an emergency.

Date of Meeting: December 12, 2016

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. Governors budget rate at 90% of 2015-2017 base budget.

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

  • Restore Base Budget funding to $98,900. Gov. Dalrymple recommends to restore $26,895 for Desktop support
  • Salary Equity Funding: $96,143
  • Funding for Stand Downs: $20,000
  • Funding for Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD: $50,000. Senate Approved $50,000
  • Training Position: $145,152
  • Funding Grant for Veteran Service Organizations NSO officer: $300,000
  • Funding for Temporary Employees: $49,500
  • Marketing and Outreach: $20,000
  • Funding for Transportation Vans: $30,000 Gov. Dalrymple recommends $15,000. Senate provides NO van funding
  • Increase Post War Trust Fund Principal: $1,750,000
  • NDDVA Website upgrade: $67,689
    • Agent Orange Outreach: $50,000

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Reduced General funds for NDDV by $215,815
  • Reduce staff by one Full Time Employees (FTE)
    • Per Governor Burgums recommendation to go back to 2011-2013 biennium FTE count
  • Require NDDVA to use Federal Highly Rural Transportation Grant (HRTG) program funds to pay portion of two NDDVA staff members salaries
    • $100,000
    • Functionally eliminating HRTG coordinator position
  • Reduced Federal Funding authorization of State Approving Agency by $15,778
  • Restored $26,895 in Desktop support hardware
  • Restored Service Dog funding of $50,000 SJ 492
  • Provides that $15,000 of NDDVA operation budget be used for transportation van purchase
  • Budget leaves Senate at 76% of base funding and 90% of FTE staff 0 Temp staff
  • PASSED SENATE 45-0 SJ 492

HOUSE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

  • Reduced General funds by $134,005.00 (in addition to Senate reductions)
    • Reduced staff by one additional Full Time Employee -$130,000
      • Per Governor Burgums' recommendation to go back to 2011-2013 biennium FTE count
        • This makes 2 FTE's removed. Governor Burgums' recommended 1 be removed.
    • Reduced funding for PTSD dogs -$25,000
    • Reduced Health care funding -$1,205
    • Added funding for transportation vans $18,600 (funded from additional FTE removal)
    • Added funding for transportation vans $3,600 (funded from additional FTE removal)
  • Adds mandate that $18,600 one time funding to only be used for transportation van program
  • Budget leaves House at 72% of base funding and 78% of FTE staff and 0 Temp staff (overall staffing at 60%)
  • Committee recommends DO PASS 17-0-4 HJ 1299
  • PASSED HOUSE 90-1 HJ 1313

SENATE REFUSED TO CONCUR SJ 1193

  • Senate conference committee appointed: Kilzer, Dever, Robinson SJ 1193
  • House conference committee appointed: J. Nelson, Kading, Holman HJ 1531
  • Conference Committee scheduled Hearings
  • Conference committee actions:
    • Raised Service Dog funding to $50,000
    • Maintained funding for vans at $37,200
    • Did not return any FTE's
    • Did not correct the HRTG fund supplanting issue
  • PASSED SENATE 45-0 SJ 1553
  • PASSED HOUSE 86-5 HJ 1795

​​SIGNED BY SPEAKER HJ 1804

SIGNED BY PRESIDENT SJ 1582

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 

Date of Meeting: December 21, 2016

NDDVA Budget appropriations

Veterans Home Construction Appropriation

A BILL for an Act providing an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the veterans' home for the purpose of building a new facility; to amend and reenact sections 1 and 2 of chapter 55 of the 2007 Session Laws, relating to the veterans' home construction project; to provide an exemption; and to declare an emergency.

Tax Exemption: Military retirement Pay.

Pre-Approved by ACOVA and NDVCC

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 pay; and to provide an effective date.

  • Military retirement pay exempt from ND income tax
  • Military retirement payments to surviving spouse exempt from ND income tax

Honor Guard Leave for State Employees

Origination: DOT, Sen. Lyson

Provides 24 hours of paid leave time for classified government employees to participate in honor guard for funerals.

NDNG State Active Duty

  • Protects National Guard members from employer discrimination when involuntarily activated for State Active Duty emergencies for more than twenty regular working days in a calendar year. Under NDCC 37-29-03
  • Fiscal note: $0

Child Custody of a Service Member Parent

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new subsection to section 14-09-06.6 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the modification of custody of a child with a service member parent.

Date of Meeting: January 9, 2017

Appropriations - North Dakota Veterans Home: Governor Dalrymple's Bill

Pre-approved by ND Veterans Home Director and ACOVA.

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the ND Veterans Home. Governors budget rate at 90% of 2015-2017 base budget.

This bill is to be combined with SB2007 and defeated by end of session. SB2007 will be final ND Veterans Home budget.

SENATE AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

Refer to SB2007

Medical Expenses ND National Guard

Origination: Adjutant General

The North Dakota National Guard is authorized to pay medical expenses for National Guard members who are called to state active duty when the member sustains an injury or illness that is found to have occurred within the line of duty and is not covered by workforce safety and insurance and when such treatment occurred while on state active duty. Payments shall be made only for costs not covered by other health insurance. Coverage of qualifying medical expenses is subject to rules set forth by the office of the adjutant general and subject to available funds.

National Guard Can Recall Former Members

Origination: Adjutant General

Authorize the adjutant general to recall to state active duty, on a volunteer basis, former members of the North Dakota National Guard. Those recalled must possess the qualifications required by the disaster or emergency. Recall under this subsection is effective only for the duration of the disaster or emergency and recalled personnel will be released from state active duty upon competent authority that the requirement of their service under this subsection has passed. Compensation for personnel recalled under this subsection will be based upon section 37-07-05.

ND National Guard UCMJ and License Plates

  • Adds state active duty time to be subject to discipline as set forth in USMJ
  • Changes to veteran definition dates for adjusted compensation (war bonus)
  • Adds motorcycle plates available for NDNG license plates
  • Fiscal note: $0

Veterans Home Improvements Appropriation

A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation to the state veterans' home for improvements associated with the new veterans' home and a geothermal heating system; to provide a contingent appropriation; to provide for a report to the budget section; and to declare an emergency.

Tuition

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 2 of section 15-10-19.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the definition of resident student for tuition purposes.

Higher Education Tuition and Fees

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact sections 15-10-18.3 and 15-10-18.5 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to free higher education tuition and fees for dependents of veterans and survivors of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, and peace officers.

Veterans Resident Tuition for Higher Education

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 15-10-18.2 and 15-10-19.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to tuition and tuition waivers for veterans and their dependents at state institutions of higher education.

Date of Meeting: January 9, 2017

Appropriations - ND Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA) Budget: Governor Dalrymple's 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. Governors budget rate at 90% of 2015-2017 base budget.

This bill is to be combined with SB2025 and defeated by end of session. SB2025 will be final NDDVA budget.

SENATE  AMENDMENTS & ACTIONS

Refer to SB2025

Job Service Charging of Fees for Services

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 52-08-13 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to charging of fees for services; and to provide a continuing appropriation.

Definition of Veteran and Civil Service Codes

Origination: Adjutant General

  • Changes Court martial code editions. Replaces Soldiers and Sailors civil relief act with Service member's civil relief act.
  • Change definition of veteran: "Veteran" means a member of the national guard or reserve component who was activated under 10 U.S.C. 12301, as effective through October 2004, and 10 U.S.C. 12302, as effective through 2004, and who completed honorable and faithful service of more than thirty days on active duty in the armed forces of the United States at any time during the period of service, or active component member awarded the expeditionary medal or campaign badge for service after December 5, 1992, who was a resident of the state of North Dakota, and who has not received bonus or adjusted compensation from another state for the period of service.

Interment at Veterans’ Cemetery Eligibility

  • Add: "a child who is without any sibling and who survives the veteran" to eligibility for internment at ND State Veterans Cemetary
  • Fiscal note: $350,000. Federal VA Cemetery Grants

National Guard: State Employee Retirement Plans and Contributions

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact sections 54‑52‑06.2, 54‑52‑06.4, and 54‑52‑06.5, and subsection 3 of section 54‑52‑17 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to state employee retirement plans and retirement contributions by national guard security officers and firefighters.

Property Tax Credit for Disabled Veterans

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 57‑02‑08.8 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the property tax credit for disabled veterans and extension of the disabled veterans' property tax credit to the disabled veteran's surviving spouse; and to provide an effective date.

  • Changes to Property Tax exemption for Disabled Veterans to include credit for value of land:
    • Removes the wording: of the fixtures, buildings, and improvements
    • Changes from exemption to credit

Senate Amendment:

  • Changes to Property Tax exemption for surviving spouse of disabled veteran:
    • Allows a remarried spouse to regain eligibility if subsequent marriage ends

House Amendment:

  • Removed exemption for re-married spouse.

Senate refused to concur to House Amendment. Conference committee assigned: Senators Bekkedahl, Oehlke, Triplett and Representatives Froseth, Klein, and Mitskog

  • Senate Accede's House amendment
    • Exemption for re-married spouse remains removed from the bill

ND Bonus for Service

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact sections 37-01-04, 37-07.2-01, 37-28-01, 37-28-02, and 37-28-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the governor's authority to call out the national guard for training, national guard tuition grants, the definition of resident for military adjusted compensation, and the time period for filing claims; and to declare an emergency.

Military Service Members Remains Designee

Origination: Adjutant General

If the decedent died while serving in any branch of the United States armed forces, the United States reserve forces, or the National Guard, as provided by 10 U.S.C. 1481 section (a)(1) through (8) as effective through December 2001, and completed a United States department of defense record of emergency data, DD form 93, or its successor form or its equivalent branch's form, the duty to bury the decedent or to provide other funeral and disposition arrangements for the decedent devolves on the person authorized by the decedent pursuant to that form.

ND National Guard-Emergency Management

  • Allows local emergency management organizations to enter into interstate mutual aid agreements with nearby political subdivisions.

Military Oversees Voters

Origination: Commission on Uniform State Laws

Provides for military oversees voters to vote absentee ballots.

DAV Plates

  • Allows 100% disabled Veterans with DAV plates to park in handicapped parking without additional handicapped parking tab
  • Fiscal note: $0

Child Custody

  • Addresses visitation rights of family members of children whose parent is deployed
  • Addresses military deployments when considering child custody
  • Addresses temporary child custody while custodial parent is deployed
  • Includes Redeploying and Redeployment
  • Fiscal note: $0

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 1 of section 57-40.3-04 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the exemption from motor vehicle excise taxes on the acquisition or lease of a motor vehicle by a disabled veteran.

Veterans Preference

  • Provides protection for private employers who establish a veterans preference hiring program
  • Employer not held liable from lawsuits by protected classes (Age, national origin, etc.)
  • Fiscal note: $0

Veterans' Home Admission Requirements

A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 37-15-10 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to admission requirements for veterans at the veterans' home.

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