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Legislative Update Week 6

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Posted 2/10/17 (Fri)

Legislative Update Week 6

Week 6 of the Legislative Session

 

Click here for the updated tracking grid. The ND House has made some sad turns this week in defeating good bills and passing bad bills.  Every bill we highlighted last week was defeated this week.

YEAS: Anderson, P.; Beadle; Blum; Boe; Boehning; Boschee; Delmore; Dobervich; Guggisberg; Hanson; Hogan; Holman; Johnson, M.; Jones, Roers; Keiser; Maragos; Martinson; Mitskog; Mock; O'Brien; Sanford; Schneider

NAYS: Anderson, B.; Anderson, D.; Becker, Rick C.; Becker, Rich S.; Bellew; Bosch; Brabandt; Brandenburg; Carlson; Damschen; Delzer; Devlin; Dockter; Ertelt; Grueneich; Hatlestad; Headland; Heinert; Howe; Johnson, C.; Johnson, D.; Johnston; Jones; Kading; Karls; Kasper; Kempenich; Kiefert; Klemin; Koppelman, B.; Koppelman, K.; Laning; Lefor; Longmuir; Louser; Magrum; Marschall; McWilliams; Meier; Monson; Nathe; Nelson, J.; Oliver; Olson; Owens; Paur; Pollert; Porter; Rohr; Ruby, D.; Ruby, M.; Satrom; Schatz; Schmidt; Schobinger; Schreiber-Beck; Seibel; Simons; Skroch; Steiner; Streyle; Sukut; Toman; Trottier; Vetter; Vigesaa; Weisz; Westlind; Zubke

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: Kreidt; Nelson, M.; Pyle

  • The House voted on HB 1263, a bill to raise the North Dakota Minimum Wage from $7.25 per hour to $9.25 per hour. This was defeated on the floor by a vote of 77 no and 13 yes. Vote tally here:  

YEAS: Anderson, P.; Boschee; Delmore; Dobervich; Hanson; Hogan; Holman; Johnson, M.; Maragos; Mitskog; Mock; Nelson, M.; Schneider

NAYS: Anderson, D.; Beadle; Becker, Rich S.; Becker, Rick C.; Blum; Boe; Boehning; Bosch; Brabandt; Brandenburg; Carlson; Damschen; Delzer; Dockter; Ertelt; Grueneich; Hatlestad; Headland; Heinert; Howe; Johnson, C.; Johnson, D.; Johnston; Jones; Kading; Karls; Kasper; Keiser; Kempenich; Kiefert; Klemin; Koppelman, B.; Koppelman, K.; Laning; Lefor; Longmuir; Louser; Magrum; Marschall; Martinson; McWilliams; Meier; Monson; Nathe; Nelson, J.; O'Brien; Oliver; Olson; Owens; Paur; Pollert; Porter; Pyle; Roers Jones; Rohr; Ruby, D.; Ruby, M.; Sanford; Satrom; Schatz; Schmidt; Schobinger; Schreiber-Beck; Seibel; Simons; Skroch; Steiner; Streyle; Sukut; Toman; Trottier; Vetter; Vigesaa; Weisz; Westlind; Zubke; Speaker Bellew

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: Anderson, B.; Devlin; Guggisberg; Kreidt

 

  • HB1256, which would authorize dental therapists to practice in North Dakota, also received a floor vote. Despite the House Human Services recommendation to DO PASS, the bill failed on the floor by a vote of 32 yes and 59 no. Vote tally:

YEAS: Anderson, B.; Anderson, D.; Becker, Rick C.; Boe; Boschee; Damschen; Delzer; Devlin; Dobervich; Ertelt; Guggisberg; Hanson; Hogan; Holman; Johnson, C.; Johnston; Jones; Kading; Marschall; Nelson, M.; Olson; Rohr; Schatz; Schmidt; Schneider; Schobinger; Seibel; Simons; Trottier; Vetter; Vigesaa; Weisz

NAYS: Anderson, P.; Beadle; Becker, Rich S.; Blum; Boehning; Bosch; Brabandt; Brandenburg; Carlson; Delmore; Dockter; Grueneich; Hatlestad; Headland; Heinert; Howe; Johnson, D.; Johnson, M.; Karls; Kasper; Keiser; Kempenich; Kiefert; Klemin; Koppelman, B.; Koppelman, K.; Laning; Lefor; Longmuir; Louser; Magrum; Maragos; Martinson; Meier; Mitskog; Mock; Monson; Nathe; Nelson, J.; O'Brien; Oliver; Owens; Paur; Pollert; Porter; Roers Jones; Ruby, D.; Ruby, M.; Sanford; Satrom; Schreiber-Beck; Skroch; Steiner; Streyle; Sukut; Toman; Westlind; Zubke; SpeakerBellew

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: Kreidt; McWilliams; Pyle

 

 

There are only 4 hearings from the bills we are tracking up next week.

Two House bills relating to punishing protesters are up in the Senate already next week. These bills were a few of the anti-protester bills that passed the house this week. They are on an emergency track to get them on the books in record time.

  • 02/13/2017 09:00 AM: HB 1304; Relating to prohibiting the wearing of masks, hoods, and face coverings during the commission of a criminal offense; to provide a penalty; and to declare an emergency. Senate Judiciary; Fort Lincoln Room      

 

  • 02/13/2017 09:00 AM:   SB 2234; Relating to the establishment of an essential service worker home ownership incentive program and essential service worker home ownership incentive fund;, relating to the housing incentive fund; to provide an appropriation and transfer; and to provide a continuing appropriation.  Senate Appropriations; Harvest Room

 

  • 02/13/2017 10:30 AM:   HB 1193; Relating to prohibiting economic harm; relating to disorderly conduct; to provide a penalty; and to declare an emergency. Senate Judiciary; Fort Lincoln Room

 

  • 02/14/2017 08:30 AM: SB 2343; Relating to campaign disclosure statements. Senate Appropriations; Harvest Room