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Gov. Burgum Signs Bill Removing Minimum Sentences For Certain Drug-Related Offenses

It's the first bill he has signed of the 2019 Legislative Session

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum has signed the first bill of the 2019 legislative session. The bill removes mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug-related offenses. It┬áremoves the mandatory minimum sentencing requirement for repeat offenses for manufacturing or delivering controlled substances, or possession with intent to manufacturer or deliver. The bill does not change the class of conviction. It takes…

New North Dakota Law Ends Child Support Obligations for Inmates with Longer Sentences

The Legislature recently approved the change to prevent the accumulation of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents

  NORTH DAKOTA — A new law in North Dakota will end monthly child support obligations of parents sentenced to jail or prison for 180 days or longer. The Legislature recently approved the change to prevent the accumulation of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents. The law allows a child support obligation to be re-established if the jailed parent…