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

Legislation List
Bill Identification Status Sort descending Hearing Date Summary House Vote Senate Vote
HB1066 Active

Would return the funding limit to the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund to $20 million per fiscal year. Committee heard 01/15, no action taken.

SB2239 Active

Defines open records laws/exemptions of animal identification and tracking data bases for animal heath purposes, including state and federal agencies would be able to collect information to assist in animal disease control or tracing an animal disease.

SB2138 Active

Would allow an advanced practice registered nurse verify the physical condition necessary for individuals to qualify for a shoot from a stationary motor vehicle permit. Currently, verification is provided by a physician. Committee heard 01/17, no action taken.

HB1412 Active

Would allow the use of infrared light while hunting furbearers, and would allow a landowner to shoot a predatory animal on their own land at any time of the day from the day after the close of the deer gun season to the following August 31. The landowner could be assisted by another individual.

HB1209 Active

Would allow the use of dogs in the recovery of big game animals.

HB1413 Active

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.

HB1246 Active

Defines the eligibility requirements relating to gratis tags for hunting moose and antelope.

HB1423 Active

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.

HB1257 Active

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

HB1427 Active

Would allow the use of air guns for hunting.

HB1290 Active

Sets guidelines for law enforcement officers entering private land.

HB1428 Active

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

HB1294 Active

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

HB1462 Active

Would change the seven whitetail only deer licenses to any deer, 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 legal weapon regardless of whether the weapon is permitted for the season.

HB1323 Active

Defines a dangerous weapon, and what is not considered concealed. Committee heard 01/17, no action taken.

HB1503 Active

Would establish a penalty of a class B misdemeanor if an individual enters upon private property without written permission to observe, record or take pictures of wildlife.

SB2165 Active

Identifies requirements for watercraft total loss statements and the issuance of a salvage certificate number. Committee heard 01/16, no action taken.

SB2260 Active

Would allow a nonresident of a state that allows North Dakota residents to trap within that state to purchase a nonresident reciprocal trapping license to trap in North Dakota. In addition, a nonresident or any member of the family residing on the property, who owns land in North Dakota would be allowed to trap on the land.

HB1331 Active

Would allow anglers to purchase a lifetime fishing license.

SB2285 Active

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. In addition, would allow the current 14-day or two 7-day periods to be valid statewide.

SB2183 Active

Would allow a live bait wholesaler or vendor to transport into the state and sell live white suckers to be used as bait on the Red River. Committee heard 01/17, no action taken.

SB2293 Active

Would create an aquatic nuisance species program fund used for education, inspection and monitoring. The state treasurer would transfer annually to the ANS fund from the highway tax distribution fund an amount generated by taxes paid by registered watercraft for motor vehicle fuels, and from the general fund reported retail sales of boats and watercraft. In addition, a $3 surcharge on each fishing and waterfowl hunting license issued must be collected and credited to the ANS fund.  

SB2017 Active

Would appropriate $84,226,170 to the Game and Fish Department for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021. Committee heard 01/10, no action taken.

HB1232 Active

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. 

HB1430 Active

Relates to big game gratis license eligibility.

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.

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HB1357 Active

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

HB1383 Active

Would alter the public service commission's century code covering direct and indirect impacts associated with energy development.

SB2054 Active

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.

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. Committee heard 01/17, no action taken.