Legislative Blitz TODAY beginning Sunrise Monday Morning / Take Action Now

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The North Dakota legislative session has a few days of important legislation being contemplated beginning at sunrise today.  If you cannot attend the committee hearing in person please send a quick email to the committee members and your own district legislators.

 

 


HB 1455 | Creation of a judicial remedy in a qui tam action

Representatives Marvin Nelson, Hager
https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/66-2019/documents/19-1051-01000.pdf
whistleHouse Judiciary Committee
Monday morning 1/28  8:30am,  Prairie Room

This bill provides for judicial remedies for whistle blowers.  Roughly, whistle blowers “get a cut” of penalties. The bill also provides for the Office of Attorney General to investigate violations and for this Office or local attorneys to litigate such violations.

House Judiciary Committee Members and their emails are here:
https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/66-2019/committees/house/judiciary


SB 2336  |  Increases the oil extraction tax rate (returns it to 6.5%.)

Senators Piepkorn, Bakke, Grabingerextraction at 6 and a half percent
Representatives Boschee, Jones, Schneider
https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/66-2019/documents/19-0042-01000.pdf
Senate Finance and Taxation Committee
Monday Morning 1/28  9:00am  Lewis and Clark Room

Increases the oil extraction tax rate (returns it to 6.5%.)

Senate Finance and Taxation Committee Members and emails are here:
https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/66-2019/committees/senate/finance-and-taxation


HB 1509 | Mandatory Paid Family Medical Leave Program Administered by WSI

Representatives Hanson, Boschee, Dobervich, Meier, O’Brien
Senators Heckaman, Oban
https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/66-2019/documents/19-0804-02000.pdf

House Industry, Business and Labor Committee
Monday Afternoon 1/28 2:30pm  Peace Garden Room

The proposed legislation:family medical leave

• Establishes a mandatory paid family medical leave program to be administered by WSI.

• Requires contributions from all employers with 50 or more employees and makes program optional for employers with less than 50 employees
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• Requires employee and employer to each contribute two cents for every ten dollars of wages earned  (total contributions of four cents per $10 earnings).

• Establishes family medical leave benefits of 66% of employee’s wages, up to a

maximum of $4,000/month, for up to twelve calendar weeks per calendar year.

•  Provides a transfer appropriation from the general fund to WSI of $5,000,000 to administer the program. Requires funds to be paid back over a 20-year period.

 


HB 1313 | Collection of data on missing and murdered indigenous people in the criminal justice data information sharing system.

Representatives Buffalo, Beadle, Dobervich, Fegley, Hager, Jones, M. Nelson, Satrom missing women
House Judiciary Committee

Monday Afternoon 1/28  3:00pm  Prairie Room

 

Creation of state-wide database for missing persons.  Includes the capacity to parse information for mising and murdered indigenous people.

House Judiciary Committee Members and their emails are here:
https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/66-2019/committees/house/judiciary


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