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Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(45 members)

4001 Hold the required legislative hearings on state plans for the receipt and expenditure of new or revised block grants passed by Congress

Receive status report from the State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (NDCC § 4-05.1-19(10))

Receive statement from an ethanol production plant receiving ethanol production incentives indicating whether the plant produced a profit from its operation in the preceding fiscal year, after deducting ethanol production incentive payments received (NDCC § 4-14.1-07, effective until July 1, 2005)

Receive statement from an ethanol plant in operation before July 1, 1995, and receiving a production incentive from the state indicating whether the plant produced a profit from its operation in the preceding fiscal year, after deducting the payments received under the section (NDCC § 4-14.1-07.1)

Approve use of moneys deposited in the State Forester reserve account (NDCC § 4-19-01.2)

Approve any purchase of commercial or residential property by the Board of University and School Lands as sole owner (NDCC § 15-03-04)

Authorize the State Board of Higher Education to authorize construction of any building, or campus improvements and building maintenance of more than $385,000, if financed by donations (NDCC § 15-10-12.1)

Receive biennial report from each institution under the control of the State Board of Higher Education undertaking a capital construction project that was approved by the Legislative Assembly and for which local funds are to be used which details the source of all funds used in the project (NDCC § 15-10-12.3)

Approve, upon receiving a recommendation from the Emergency Commission and in conjunction with the State Board of Higher Education and the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation, designation of a center of excellence recommended by the Centers of Excellence Commission (NDCC § 15-69-02)

Receive annual audits from a center of excellence that is awarded funds under Chapter 15-69 on the funds distributed to the center, until completion of four years following the final distribution of funds (NDCC § 15-69-05)

Receive annual report from the Superintendent of Public Instruction regarding any transfer to the state tuition fund by the Superintendent of federal or other moneys received by the Superintendent to pay programmatic administrative expenses for which the Superintendent received a state general fund appropriation (NDCC § 15.1-02-14)

Approve comprehensive statewide land acquisition plan established by the director of the Game and Fish Department and every land acquisition of more than 10 acres or exceeding $10,000 by the Game and Fish Department (NDCC § 20.1-02-05.1)

Authorize the Game and Fish Department to spend moneys in the game and fish fund if the balance would be reduced below $15 million (NDCC § 20.1-02-16.1)

Authorize the Developmental Center at Westwood Park, Grafton, to provide services under contract with a governmental or nongovernmental person (NDCC § 25-04-02.2)

Approve waiver of exemption of state property in a city from special assessments levied for flood control purposes (NDCC § 40-23-22.1)

Receive annual report from the Division of Community Services on conclusions of annual audits of renaissance fund organizations (NDCC § 40-63-07)

Receive report from the commissioner of University and School Lands identifying every state agency that has not submitted a claim for property belonging to that agency (NDCC § 47-30.1-24.1)

Approve state agency relinquishment of unclaimed property belonging to that agency (NDCC § 47-30.1-24.1)

Approve the change or expansion of, or any additional expenditure for, a state building construction project approved by the Legislative Assembly (NDCC § 48-02-20)

Receive annually a report from the Public Service Commission regarding payments received under the performance assurance plan and expenditures from the performance assurance fund (NDCC § 49-21-31)

Approve termination of federal food stamp or energy assistance program (NDCC § 50-06-05.1)

Receive report from Job Service North Dakota before March 1 of each year on the actual job insurance trust fund balance and the targeted modified average high-cost multiplier, as of December 31 of the previous year, and a projected trust fund balance for the next three years (NDCC § 52-02-17)

Receive reports on fiscal irregularities (NDCC § 54-14-03.1)

Approve transfers of money or spending authority which would eliminate or make impossible accomplishment of a program or objective funded by the Legislative Assembly (NDCC § 54-16-04)

Approve transfers exceeding $50,000 from one fund or line item to another unless necessary to comply with a court order or to avoid imminent threat to safety or imminent financial loss to the state (NDCC § 54-16-04)

Approve, with the Emergency Commission, acceptance of any federal funds made available to the state which are not for a specific purpose or program and which are not required to be spent before the next regular legislative session for deposit in a special fund until the Legislative Assembly appropriates the funds (NDCC § 54-16-04.1)

Approve Emergency Commission authorization of a state officer’s acceptance of federal funds in excess of $50,000 if the acceptance of funds is not necessary to avoid an imminent threat to the safety of people or property due to a natural disaster or war crisis or an imminent financial loss to the state (NDCC § 54-16-04.1)

Approve Emergency Commission authorization of a state officer’s expenditure of federal funds in excess of $50,000 if acceptance of funds is necessary to avoid an imminent threat to the safety of people or property due to a natural disaster or war crisis or an imminent financial loss to the state (NDCC § 54-16-04.1)

Approve Emergency Commission authorization of a state officer’s acceptance of funds in excess of $50,000 if the acceptance of funds is not necessary to avoid an imminent threat to the safety of people or property due to a natural disaster or war crisis or an imminent financial loss to the state (NDCC § 54-16-04.2)

Approve Emergency Commission authorization of a state officer’s expenditure of funds in excess of $50,000 if acceptance of funds is necessary to avoid an imminent threat to the safety of people or property due to a natural disaster or war crisis or an imminent financial loss to the state (NDCC § 54-16-04.2)

Approve Emergency Commission authorization of transfer of spending authority from the state contingencies appropriation in excess of $50,000 if the transfer is not necessary to avoid an imminent threat to the safety of people or property due to a natural disaster or war crisis or an imminent financial loss to the state (NDCC § 54-16-09)

Receive report from the director of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on any new program that serves adult or juvenile offenders, including alternatives to conventional incarceration and programs operated on a contract basis, if the program is anticipated to cost in excess of $100,000 during a biennium (NDCC § 54-23.3-09)

Approve use of the capital improvements planning revolving fund (NDCC § 54-27-22)

Approve use of cash flow financing (NDCC § 54-27-23)

Receive report on transfers of funds from the budget stabilization fund to the state general fund to offset projected decrease in general fund revenues (NDCC § 54-27.2-03)

Receive report from the director of the Office of Management and Budget on the status of tobacco settlement funds and related information (NDCC § 54-44-04)

Receive report from the Office of Management and Budget regarding any purchase of oil put options by the State Investment Board to offset reduced state general fund oil and gas tax revenues due to oil and gas prices falling below selected levels (NDCC § 54-44-16)

Prescribe form of budget information prepared by the director of the budget (NDCC § 54-44.1-07)

Object to any allotment by the director of the budget, any expenditure of a budget unit, or any failure to make an allotment or expenditure if the action or failure to act is contrary to legislative intent (NDCC § 54-44.1-12.1)

Approve reduction of budgets due to initiative or referendum action (NDCC § 54-44.1-13.1)

Approve grants, not otherwise specifically approved by the Legislative Assembly, distributed by the Children’s Services Coordinating Committee to children’s services organizations and programs (NDCC § 54-56-03)

Approve execution by the Information Technology Department of proposed agreement to finance the purchase of software, equipment, or implementation of services in excess of $1 million (NDCC § 54-59-05(4))

Receive summary of annual report from the Information Technology Department (NDCC § 54-59-19)

Approve expenditures exceeding $130,000 a biennium by the Department of Commerce from its operating fund for web site maintenance (NDCC § 54-60-10)

Receive report annually from the Department of Commerce regarding money spent to administer an Internet web site that provides career guidance and job opportunity services (NDCC § 54-60-10)

Receive biennial report from Workforce Safety and Insurance on all revenues deposited into and expenditures from the building maintenance account of the Workforce Safety and Insurance fund (NDCC § 65-02-05.1)

Receive periodic reports from Workforce Safety and Insurance and the Risk Management Division of the Office of Management and Budget on the success of a single workers’ compensation account for state entities covered by NDCC Chapter 32-12.2 (NDCC § 65-04-03.1)

Approve obtaining and using funds from any source by the Forest Service to assist in the construction of equipment and supply storage buildings in Towner and Bottineau (2003 S.L., ch. 3, § 11)

Receive report in December of even-numbered years from the director of the Office of Management and Budget on specified commodities and services exempted by the director from the procurement requirements of NDCC Chapter 54-44.4 (2003 S.L., ch. 36, § 42)

Approve, with the Emergency Commission, additional full-time equivalent positions in the Department of Human Services for Medicaid program review of eligibility and payments when it is cost-effective to hire additional positions in lieu of contracts (2005 S.L., ch. 12, § 4)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services after June 30, 2006, regarding any transfers between line items and between subdivisions in excess of $50,000 (2005 S.L., ch. 12, § 6)

Approve, with the Emergency Commission, up to 21 additional full-time equivalent employee positions at the State Hospital relating to the substance abuse treatment pilot program (2005 S.L., ch. 15, § 42)

Approve, with the Emergency Commission, borrowing up to $900,000 from the Bank of North Dakota by the Department of Emergency Services to migrate the State Radio Communications system from analog to digital (2005 S.L., ch. 16, § 6)

Receive report, as requested, from the Department of Emergency Services detailing the uses of federal homeland security funds at the state and local levels and any discrepancies relating to the local needs assessment completed by the department and purchases made with federal homeland security funds (2005 S.L., ch. 16, § 7)

Receive report from the Department of Emergency Services on its reevaluation of job classifications impacted by the department’s reorganization, the positions affected by the reorganization, and a detailed justification of any prior salary increases and a recommendation and analysis of any proposed salary increases or decreases (2005 S.L., ch. 16, § 10)

Approve salary increases to positions affected by the Department of Emergency Services’ reorganization after the department’s reevaluation of job classifications impacted by the reorganization (2005 S.L., ch. 16, § 10)

Receive report from a representative of the State Board of Higher Education regarding the allocation of the equity pool provided to address equity at higher education institutions and other campus needs (2005 S.L., ch. 31, § 9)

Receive report from a representative of the State Board of Higher Education periodically during the 2005-06 interim on the status of the board’s review of the long-term finance plan (2005 S.L., ch. 31, § 17)

Receive report from the Department of Transportation regarding any additional full-time equivalent positions for highway construction and maintenance hired in lieu of contracting for those positions (2005 S.L., ch. 40, § 4)

Approve, with the Emergency Commission, construction of footings for up to three additional floors in a new Bank of North Dakota building (2005 S.L., ch. 42, § 6)

Receive annual report from the manager of the State Mill and Elevator Association concerning the current role and mission of the association and short-term and long-term plans for acquisitions, construction, renovation, equipment upgrading, sales and marketing, personnel, and all financial matters, as well as a description of efforts by the association to inform legislators about the role, mission, and operations of the association (2005 S.L., ch. 42, § 35)

Approve, with the Emergency Commission, borrowing of up to $5,000,000 by the Office of Management and Budget as requested by the Centers of Excellence Commission for the purpose of providing funding to centers of excellence (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 13)

Receive report from the Department of Commerce after July 1, 2006, on the use of grant funds provided to the Rural Development Council to match federal funds (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 21)

Receive report from the Department of Commerce after July 1, 2006, on the use of grant funds provided to the Red River Valley Research Corridor to match federal funds (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 25)

Receive report from the Department of Commerce after July 1, 2006, on the use of grant funds provided to the North Dakota center for technology program (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 26)

Receive report from the Department of Commerce after July 1, 2006, on the use of funding for grants in the partners in marketing grant program (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 27)

Receive report from the Commissioner of Commerce annually during the 2005-06 interim regarding North Dakota economic goals and associated benchmarks (2005 S.L., ch. 46, § 53)

Receive report from the Highway Patrol after July 1, 2006, regarding the progress of the training for law enforcement officers and emergency service providers provided under the appropriation provided by Chapter 52 (2005 S.L., ch. 52, § 2)

Approve, with the Emergency Commission, receipt and expenditure of additional funds by the Department of Human Services for treatment services under the department’s substance abuse treatment pilot program (2005 S.L., ch. 414, § 3)

Receive report from the Attorney General regarding any expenditures made or employees hired under the authority to defray additional administrative and other operating costs of the North Dakota lottery in excess of the appropriation (2005 S.L., ch. 470, § 11)

Review and report on budget data prepared by the director of the budget

Legislative Council Staff

  • Becky Keller
  • Jim W. Smith

Vice Chairman

Legislative Members

Committee Meetings

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 - 11:00am

Committee Documents

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - 11:00am

Committee Documents

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