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This listing will be updated throughout the session as bills are introduced and progress.
|Bill Identification||Status||Hearing Date||Summary||House Vote||Senate Vote|
Would return the funding limit to the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund to $20 million per fiscal year. Committee heard 01/15, made a number of amendments but not to the funding limit of the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Recommended 9-5 do pass. Rereferred to Appropriations.
Would allow the use of dogs in the recovery of big game animals. Passed house.
Would allow taxidermists or meat processors to receive certification for handling, sterilization and processing of big game animals from areas with documented cases of chronic wasting disease. In addition, an individual may transport from within or into the state for taxidermy or meat processing purposes the carcass of big game animals from an area documented with CWD. Failed house.
Defines the eligibility requirements relating to gratis tags for hunting moose and antelope. Committee made amendments relating to gratis licenses for hunting big game and to provide a legislative study; and eligibility for resident hunting licenses for active military members who are former residents. Recommended 14-0 do pass.
Would allow an individual over age 65 to hunt deer with a muzzleloader with a telescopic sight of up to four-power magnification. Failed house.
Relates to forfeiture of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment. Committee heard 02/04, amended the entire bill to now relate to forfeiture proceedings and hearings, and law enforcement agencies reporting seizures and forfeitures. Recommended 11-3 do pass.
Sets guidelines for law enforcement officers entering and searching buildings or private land. Committee heard 02/06, amended as noted in summary. Recommended 9-4 do pass.
Requires traps or snares for furbearers to be checked at least every 48 hours. Failed house.
Defines a dangerous and concealed weapon. Committee heard 01/17, recommended 14-0 do not pass.
Would allow anglers to purchase a lifetime fishing license. Failed house.
Defines who is eligible for a gratis tag for hunting moose, and allows applicants to apply annually regardless if already issued a license. Committee heard 01/31, recommended 14-0 do not pass.
Removes the telescopic sight restriction on crossbows issued to an individual who is blind, paraplegic, or who has lost the use of one or both arms. Committee heard 01/31, amended not to exceed a maximum power of 8 by 32 millimeters. Recommended 13-0 do pass.
Would alter the public service commission's century code covering direct and indirect impacts associated with energy development. Committee heard 01/31, made a number of amendments, including to the members of the federal environmental law impact review committee. In addition, in the evaluation and designation of sites, corridors and routes, the commission may not require payment for mitigation of any assessed adverse indirect impacts to wildlife or habitat. Recommended 10-2 do pass. Rereferred to Appropriations.
Would allow the use of digital night vision, thermal vision or infrared light with a power source of not more than six volts while hunting coyote, fox, raccoon or beaver during the open season, and on a predatory animal attacking and attempting to destroy the person's poultry, livestock or other property. Passed house.
Would require public notice of a wildlife survey in the official county newspaper, and on the website and social media accounts of the person/agency conducting the survey, at least 30 days prior to the start of the survey. Failed house.
Legislative management, during the 2019-20 interim, would study the eligibility for gratis licenses authorizing residents to hunt elk or moose, and report findings to the 67th legislative assembly. Failed house.
Would allow the use of air guns for hunting. Withdrawn from consideration.
Would establish a Missouri River council to provide for the acquisition and management of the shoreline of the Missouri River. Failed house.
Relates to big game gratis license eligibility. Committee heard 01/31, recommended 14-0 do not pass.
Would require a mandatory waiting period of three days between the purchase and delivery of a firearm. Failed house.
Would change the seven whitetail only deer licenses to four any whitetail and three any antlered deer licenses, that are provided to the outdoor adventure foundation to be used by youth with life-threatening illnesses. Qualifying youth would be able to use any weapon when hunting on private land with written permission from the landowner. Passed house.
Would require an individual who enters private property and installs a device for observing, recording or photographing wildlife to either receive written permission from the landowner, or identifies the device with a permanently affixed metal or plastic tag with a registration number issued by the Game and Fish Department, or the individual's name, address and telephone number. Passed house.
Would appropriate $83,786,135 to the Game and Fish Department for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021. Passed senate.
Defines the terms "firearm" or "weapon" and clarifies who can carry, including a minor under age 15 carrying a muzzleloader under direct supervision. Also provides a penalty. Passed senate.
Grants provided by the Outdoor Heritage Fund would no longer give preference to those that enhanced conservation practices, and adds a requirement that ensures a geographical balance of members is maintained. Committee heard 01/31, recommended 5-1 do not pass.
Would change the membership of the budget section. Game and Fish could get approval from either the legislative assembly or budget section for each land acquisition of at least 10 acres or $10,000. Passed senate.
Would allow the use of infrared light while hunting fox and coyote. Passed senate.
Would allow advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants verify the physical condition necessary for individuals to qualify for a shoot from a stationary motor vehicle permit. Currently, verification is only provided by a physician. Passed senate.
Would further define gross receipts, specifically that gross receipts does not include the amount of compensation received from an insurance company for the loss of a stolen or destroyed watercraft that had been previously taxed if that compensation is used as a trade-in credit on the purchase of a replacement watercraft. The trade-in credit is not included in the gross receipts of the retailer. Passed senate.
Would allow a live bait wholesaler or vendor to transport into the state and sell live white suckers to be used as bait in the Red River. Failed senate.