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This listing will be updated throughout the session as bills are introduced and progress.

Legislation List
Bill Identification Status Hearing Date Sort descending Summary House Vote Senate Vote
HB1503 Active

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. Committee heard 03/15, no action taken.

SB2293 Active

Would create an aquatic nuisance species program fund used for education, inspection and monitoring. Establishes a $3 surcharge on each resident fishing license with the exceptions for a resident who is 65 years of age or older, permanently or totally disabled, or a disabled veteran. In addition, includes a $6 surcharge on each nonresident fishing license and each nonresident waterfowl license. The collected surcharge fees must be deposited in the ANS fund. Passed senate. Committee heard 03/08, no action taken.

SB2054 Failed

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.

HB1451 Failed

Would require a mandatory waiting period of three days between the purchase and delivery of a firearm.

HB1066 Passed

Returns the funding limit to the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund to $20 million per fiscal year. Passed house. Passed senate.

80-12 46-0
SB2342 Active

Would regulate excessive noise of airboats. Passed senate. Committee heard 03/07, no action taken.

HB1246 Active

Defines the eligibility requirements 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. Passed house. Committee heard 03/08, no action taken.

HB1294 Failed

Requires traps or snares for furbearers to be checked at least every 48 hours.

HB1331 Failed

Would allow anglers to purchase a lifetime fishing license.

HB1357 Failed

Defines who is eligible for a gratis tag for hunting moose, and allows applicants to apply annually regardless if already issued a license. 

HB1286 Active

Relates to forfeiture proceedings and hearings, reporting of seizures and forfeitures by law enforcement agencies, and disposition of statutory fees, fines and forfeitures. Passed house.

HB1413 Failed

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. 

HB1428 Failed

Would establish a Missouri River council to provide for the acquisition and management of the shoreline of the Missouri River.

SB2260 Failed

Would allow a nonresident who owns land in North Dakota, or any member of the family residing with the nonresident, to purchase a nonresident landowner trapping license for $100 to trap on the land. Passed senate. Failed house.

30-60 43-3
SB2017 Active

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. Committee heard 03/13, no action taken.

HB1430 Failed

Relates to big game gratis license eligibility. 

SB2055 Active

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. Committee heard 03/04, made minor amendments. Recommended 19-0 do pass as amended.

SB2261 Active

Would establish protocol for both direct and indirect environmental impact mitigation. Passed senate. Committee heard 03/08, no action taken.

SB2138 Active

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. Committee heard 02/28, no action taken.

SB2358 Active

Would provide for a legislative management study regarding the use of the term "watercourse" in the North Dakota Century Code. Passed senate. Committee heard 03/07, no action taken.

HB1257 Failed

Would allow an individual over age 65 to hunt deer with a muzzleloader with a telescopic sight of up to four-power magnification.

HB1323 Failed

Defines a dangerous and concealed weapon.

SB2183 Failed

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. 

SB2201 Active

Allows a nonresident to purchase a waterfowl license that is valid for three four-day periods for $200, and $50 of the fee must be used for the Private Land Open To Sportsmen program. Passed senate. Committee heard 02/28, no action taken.

HB1423 Failed

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.

HB1462 Active

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. Committee heard 03/08, amended for qualifying youth to use any weapon that is legal in any season for that species. Recommended 6-0 do pass as amended.

SB2285 Failed

Would allow a nonresident to purchase a statewide waterfowl license for $500 that is valid for the remainder of the season after the first week.

SB2034 Active

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. Committee heard 02/28, no action taken.

HB1383 Active

Would alter the public service commission's century code relating to mitigating environmental impacts associated with energy development. Passed house. Committee heard 03/07, no action taken.

SB2058 Active

Would allow the use of infrared light while hunting fox and coyote. Passed senate. Committee heard 02/28, no action taken.