Gov. Burgum Signs Remaining Legislative Bills, Session Ended April 30

File picture from March 2023BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Gov. Doug Burgum has signed the remaining 45 bills passed by the North Dakota Legislature before it adjourned on April 30. He had 15 business days to sign the bills after the biennial regular session ended. 590 bills were sent to the governor’s desk, out of a total of 932 bills introduced….

Gov. Burgum Veto of Book Banning Bill Will Stand

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Gov. Doug Burgum’s veto on a book banning bill will stand after the House failed to override it. The vote was 53-41, a two-thirds majority was needed. The bill would force librarians to review their collections for sexually explicit material. Burgum said the bill goes too far in criminalizing potential disagreements over what constitutes material that…

Burgum vetoes ‘book ban’ bill, approves bill regulating children’s content

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR-KFGO) – Gov. Doug Burgum has issued the seventh veto of this legislative session, this time rejecting a Senate Bill that would have required North Dakota’s public libraries, including school libraries, to review their collections for sexually explicit material and criminalize the display of such material. In a letter accompanying his veto of SB 2360, Burgum cited the…