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NDFB is tracking a number of bills in the 2021 Legislative Assembly. Learn more about each one here.

Bills are always changing during the Legislative Session and a bill version on the state website may not be the most current version of the bill.

If you have any questions or for the most up to date information about a bill or issue, please contact Pete Hanebutt at pete@ndfb.org or Emmery Mehlhoff at emmery@ndfb.org or give them a call at 701-224-0330.

Budgets

HB 1009 - Appropriation: Agriculture Commissioner
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HB 1017 - Appropriation: Game and Fish department
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SB 2020 - Budget: NDSU Extension, Northern Crops Institute, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Main Research Center, branch research centers, and Agronomy Seed Farm
NDFB Notes: This legislation fulfills NDFB policy #2337/20
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Private Property

SB 2036 - Legislative management study regarding access to lands and electronic posting
NDFB Notes: This bill continues the study to consider posting lands. NDFB policy #160/20 and #2311/19
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SB 2144 - Criminal trespass and electronic posting
NDFB Notes: The result of the 2019 posted lands study relating to NDFB policy #160/20 and #2311/19. It contains an electronic posting component
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HB 1498 - Justification, use of force in defense of property, limits on the use of force and deadly force, and immunity from civil liability
NDFB Notes: Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine legislation. Relates to NDFB Policy #2428/21
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HB 1340 - Prohibiting entry onto private land without permission
NDFB Notes: Pertains to open fields doctrine. NDFB Policy #2474/21 
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HB 1270 - Surreptitious intrusion and interference with privacy
NDFB Notes: Relates to NDFB Policy #2242/21
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HB 1193 - Limits on the use of force and deadly force
NDFB Notes: Stand Your Ground. Relates to NDFB Policy #2428/21

HB 1113 - Landowner's permission before baiting
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Fiscal Policy

SB 2041 - Commercial property tax exemption for grain elevator and potato warehouse property used for personal use
NDFB Notes: Provides a commercial property tax exemption for grain elevators and potato warehouses used for personal use. NDFB Policy #2416/21
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SB 2291 - Social investments made by the state investment board and the boycott of energy or commodities companies
NDFB Notes: Study to prevent the state from investing in companies that boycott energy or agriculture
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North Dakota Laws and Government Operations

SB 2218 - Would allow annually reconvened sessions of the legislative assembly and interim committee meetings
NDFB Notes: Relates to NDFB policy 2057/19
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SB 2124 - State health officer's and governor's authority during a declared disaster or emergency
NDFB Notes: Relates to NDFB policy #2467/21
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HB 1118 - Duration of a gubernatorial declaration of disaster or emergency relating to public health and extension requests
NDFB Notes: Bill introduced to limit the governor's authority. Relates to NDFB Policy #2467/21
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HB 1461 - Filling vacancies in offices of members of the legislative assembly
NDFB Notes: Prohibits the governor from appointing members of the legislative body
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SB 2018 - International business and trade office from the department of commerce to the agriculture commissioner
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SB 2282 - Membership of the board of university and school lands
NDFB Notes: Adds the Ag Commissioner to the State Land Board
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HB 1392 - Duration of school and public land leases
NDFB Notes: Requires commission to extend rents beyond 5 years if the commission is unable to hold auction 
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HB 1164 - Review of presidential executive orders
NDFB Notes: The state does not have to implement an executive order that is unconstitutional. Includes protections for agriculture
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HB 1230 - Definition of a service animal
NDFB Notes: Brings service animal code in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act
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HB 1261 - Property exempt from seizure and forfeiture
NDFB Notes: Places more restrictions on civil forfeiture. NDFB Policy #2192/21 
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HB 1480 - Seizure and forfeiture reporting requirements
NDFB Notes: Sponsored at the request of the Attorney General. NDFB Policy #2192/21
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HB 1315 - Speed limits
NDFB Notes: Change maximum and minimum speed limits. NDFB Policy #2304/19
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HB 1324 - Exercise of eminent domain
NDFB Notes: Restricts airport authority purchasing power. NDFB Policy #2151/20
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SCR 4007 - Membership of the board of university and school lands
NDFB Notes: Considers the membership of the University and Trust Lands Board
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Education Funding

SB 2140 - Repeals the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) service payback provision
NDFB Notes: Since 1984, North Dakota has offered qualified veterinarian students in-state tuition for going to vet school out of state. This was struck out of code in the last moments of last session. This bill is good for NDFB as North Dakota does not have a vet school and this program has successfully educates and attracts vets back to North Dakota
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Water Policy

SB 2208 - Assessment drains, drain permits, noncompliant drains, and obsolete provisions
NDFB Notes: This bill has brought up much controversy in session. At this time, it looks like it will be turned into a study
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HB 1353 - Establishment of the department of water resources
NDFB Notes: Policy #2334/19
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HB 1437 - Small subsurface water management systems and large subsurface water management system permits
NDFB Notes: Policy #2334/19 
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Predator Control

SB 2211 - Artificial light while hunting
NDFB Notes: Relates to NDFB policy #2100/19
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HB 1411 - Hunting at night
NDFB Notes: Policy #1267/21
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Animal Agriculture

SB 2216 - Definition of location for animal feeding operations
NDFB Notes: Provides language clarity for zoning districts for feeding operations
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HB 1487 - Beef checkoff
NDFB Notes: Would change the beef check-off to voluntary instead of mandatory and refundable. NDFB Policy #2093/19
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HB 1115 - Odor and moving zoning authority to ag commissioner from Dept. of Environmental Quality
NDFB Notes: This bill would have fulfilled NDFB policy 2476/21. Unfortunately, moving the zoning authority from DEQ to the Ag Commissioner may have made the program susceptible to EPA involvement in the state. The sponsor withdrew the bill
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General Agriculture 

SB 2342 - Healthy soil grant and healthy soil assessment
NDFB Notes: Bill would have created a new definition for soil health and created a grant that did not have an appropriation attached
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HB 1158 - Allocation of moneys paid to mitigate adverse environmental impacts
NDFB Notes: NDFB Policy #1723/19
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HB 1172 - Agricultural mediation and negotiation services
NDFB Notes: Makes changes to the mediation program between a bankrupt producer and financial institution 
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HCR 3001 - Federal road train study
NDFB Notes: Relates to Policies #2119/20 and #2117/20
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HB 1475 - Agriculture innovation fund and a transfer of legacy fund earnings
NDFB Notes: Bill has had several versions. In its original version, it caused some concern. In the most recent version, it funnels more money to APUC. NDFB Policy #2173/20
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Energy and Natural Gas

SB 2065 - Jurisdiction of the industrial commission to regulate the permitting and amalgamation of the underground storage of oil and gas
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SB 2262 - Authority of the industrial commission
NDFB Notes: Bill relates to requesting a review of an abandoned well
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SB 2263 - Notice requirements for an application for a certificate of site or corridor compatibility
NDFB Notes: Provides notice to landowners in a site or corridor of a purposed project that an application has been filed
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Code Updates and Agency Bills

HB 1026 - Grain Brokers Code Updates
NDFB Notes: Updating the grain dealer's program as it transitions from the Public Service Commission to the Agriculture Commissioner 
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HB 1045 - Industrial hemp
NDFB Notes: Adds the word "decarboxylated" to clarify the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana. NDFB Policy related to Hemp: #2382/20 
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HB 1046 - Advisory committee on sustainable agriculture
NDFB Notes: Language change to give the Ag Commissioner more freedom to appoint an advisory committee if appropriate 
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HB 1145 - Soybean districts and terms of office for members elected to the North Dakota soybean council.
NDFB Notes: Cleanup bill to clarify who sits on the Soybean Council 
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SB 2049 - Definition of pasteurized milk ordinance and the pasteurized milk ordinance revision
NDFB Notes: Every session, the inspection portion of the code must be updated to the most current federal status. If the code is not updated, milk will not be eligible to sell across state lines. This bill update from the 2017 to 2019 edition
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SB 2050 - Federal meat inspection revision
NDFB Notes: Every session, the inspection portion of the code must be updated to the most current federal status. If the code is not updated, our inspected meat will not be eligible to sell across state lines. This bill update from the 2018 to 2019 edition
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SB 2053 - Required uses of the agricultural products utilization fund
NDFB Notes: The bill adds "equipment" to the items which can be funded
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SB 2054 - License to operate a livestock auction market; relating to wool dealers
NDFB Notes: Requested change from ag department to discontinue wool dealer license as the wool dealers in the state sell primarily through co-ops and groups
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HB 1197 - Licensing, labeling, and inspection fees for specialty fertilizers
NDFB Notes: A fix to the small fertilizer producer exemption which unintentionally permitted large retailers (Wal-mart, etc.) to bring 25 lb. bags of fertilizer into North Dakota without a license 
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HB 1329 - Nonresident seed dealer licenses
NDFB Notes: Updates to the seed code by request of seed licensing board 
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HB 1338 - Definition of antimicrobial pesticide
NDFB Notes: Fixes language passed several sessions ago relating to restricted use pesticide applicator license 
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