Breaking Down What The Special Session Needs To Get Done
Governor Burgum officially called the legislature back to session starting next Monday, October 23rd. Here's brief analysis of what needs to get done.
Earlier this week, Governor Burgum announced he is calling the legislature back into session next week. According to media reports and legislators, there is a feeling that the original OMB bill can be broken down into as few as 14 bills.
My own analysis of SB 2015 was that there was 17 separate subjects stuffed into the OMB bill which was invalidated by the North Dakota Supreme Court last week. But they can probably do some massaging and make it only 14 bills.
The question will be whether all of these things can pass on their own, or whether the provisions will change.
After that, the next question will be whether the legislature will refrain from tackling other issues since the will not be consuming part of their own 80-day limit this time.
There is chatter about legislation being offered to address the property rights battle surrounding the Summit Carbon Solution CO2 pipeline, clarifying the Public Service Commission’s ability to over-rule local control by the county commissions t…
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