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
House 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.
SB 2336 | Increases the oil extraction tax rate (returns it to 6.5%.)
Senators Piepkorn, Bakke, Grabinger
Representatives Boschee, Jones, Schneider
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%.)
HB 1509 | Mandatory Paid Family Medical Leave Program Administered by WSI
House Industry, Business and Labor Committee
Monday Afternoon 1/28 2:30pm Peace Garden Room
The proposed legislation:
• Establishes a mandatory paid family medical leave program to be administered by WSI.
• Requires employee and employer to each contribute two cents for every ten dollars of wages earned (total contributions of four cents per $10 earnings).
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.
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.