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ND Senate Approves Bill Decriminalizing Recreational Marijuana

The Senate and House will have a meeting for a final version of the bill before it goes to Gov. Doug Burgum

FARGO, N.D. —┬áNorth Dakota senators approve a bill which would decriminalize recreational marijuana. That means anyone who smokes marijuana or is found in possession of less than a half-ounce would only have to pay a $250 fine and could avoid prison time. The bill would also lower the penalty for anyone found with marijuana smoking devices to a $100 fine….

ND House, Senate Adjourn Until March

Lawmakers in both chambers voted on a few final bills before adjourning for the mid-session break

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota House and Senate have both adjourned until Wednesday March 1. Lawmakers in both chambers voted on a few final bills before adjourning for the mid-session break. When the session continues next week, the House will take action on Senate bills and vice versa. It will be day 37 of the legislative session which…

ND House Kills Bill that Would Combine Treasury Office

The proposal was to close the office and split the responsibilities between other agencies

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Legislators have killed a bi-partisan proposal allowing voters to decide if the state Treasurer’s Office is needed. The proposal was to close the office and split the responsibilities between other agencies. The state treasurer manages the cash flow for state agencies and distributes tax collections to local governments. The bill was co-sponsored by Fargo…

Legislation Against DAPL Protesters Fails in ND House

The bill said a driver who "unintentionally'' caused an injury or death to a person blocking a road would not be charged

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Legislation aimed at protesters who blocked roads during the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrations has failed in the North Dakota House. The bill said a driver who “unintentionally” caused an injury or death to a person blocking a road would not be charged. The legislation’s primary sponsor, Republican Rep. Keith Kempenich, told The Washington Post recently the…

North Dakota House Considering Bill on Concealed Firearms in Schools

One proposal is to allow concealed firearms in schools

  BISMARCK, N.D. — More than a dozen bills relating to guns will be debated in Bismarck as the first half of the current session winds down. Among them is a proposal to allow carrying a concealed firearm in schools, if education officials allow it. Republican Rep. Dwight Kiefert says there are schools that are an hour away from help…