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Outdoor Legislation

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Legislation List
Bill Identification Status Hearing Date Sort descending Summary House Vote Senate Vote
SB 2118 Active

Increases game and fish violations for a class 1 noncriminal offense from $50 to $100, and a class 2 noncriminal offense from $25 to $50. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21, sent to floor without recommendation.

SB 2143 Active

Allows solid flourescent pink or a camouflage pattern of at least 50% flourescent orange or pink to be worn by big game hunters. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21, recommended do pass 6-0.

HB 1218 Active

Nonresidents who own land in North Dakota may hunt during the first seven days of the pheasant season on land they enroll in the PLOTS program. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21, recommended do pass 14-0.

SB 2172 Active

Applicants age 75 and older would be able to enter their name twice in the moose lottery. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21, recommended do not pass 6-0.

SB 2184 Active

Certified hunter education instructors would be issued a license to hunt any legal deer during the deer gun season. In addition, hunter ed instructors who have taught for the preceding five years would be issued one bighorn sheep, elk or moose license. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21, recommended do not pass 6-0.

HCR 3006 Active

A concurrent resolution urging Congress and the President of the United States to protect the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21, recommended do-pass 13-1.

SB 2037 Failed

Amends a section of century code relating to criminal trespass and electronic posting, including an individual would be guilty of a class A misdemeanor by entering an enclosed fence; and the name of a person would not have to appear on each sign on physically posted land. Failed senate.

0-47
HB 1113 Active

Requires permission from the owner or occupant of the property to place bait for the purpose of attracting wildlife, and provides a penalty. In addition, a person who installs a trail camera, etc., must have written permission from the owner or occupant of the property and the camera must have identification. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21, no action taken.

SB 2144 Active

Amends a section of century code relating to criminal trespass and electronic posting, including an individual would be guilty of a class A misdemeanor by entering an enclosed fence unless the individual is a licensed hunter or angler who is lawfully hunting or fishing, and allows the option to designate the land as posted or closed to hunting in an online database or other electronic application. Passed senate.

45-2
HB 1242 Active

An individual who was issued an apprentice hunter validation license in 2020-21 may receive another one. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21, recommended do pass 14-0.

SB 2211 Active

Allows the use of an artificial light with a power source of not more than six volts while hunting furbearer, ground squirrel, prairie dog, porcupine, rabbit or skunk. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21, no action taken.

HB 1327 Active

Allows former residents who lived in North Dakota for at least 10 years to receive one percent of the total deer gun licenses. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21, recommended do not pass 14-0.

HB 1017 Active

Appropriates $91,812,839 to the Game and Fish Department for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2023. Committee heard 01/12, no action taken.

SB 2038 Failed

Allows the option to designate the land as posted or closed to hunting in an online database or other electronic application. Failed senate.

0-47
HB 1120 Active

Allows a resident who is entitled to purchase a disabled veteran deer license to hunt during the youth deer hunting season. The license is limited to one unit. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21.

HB 1178 Active

Nonresident members of the armed forces who qualify to receive a resident license may apply for and be issued a lottery license for deer. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21.

HB 1221 Active

Adds clarification to section 47-05-17 of century code, relating to an exemption from prohibition against severing hunting rights from surface estates. Energy and natural resources committee heard 01/21, recommended do pass 14-0.

SB 2036 Active

Legislative management shall continue to study the electronic land access database and application during the 2021-22 interim, and expand it to all counties. Passed senate.

45-2
HB 1270 Active

An individual is guilty of a class B misdemeanor by placing a trail camera, etc., on private property without written permission from the owner or occupant. In addition, the device must have identification.

HB 1411 Active

Allows the use of an artificial light with a power source of not more than six volts while hunting coyote, fox, raccoon or beaver at any time day or night.