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Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(44 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))

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)

Receive reports from the Office of Management and Budget regarding the State Board of Higher Education's project variance semiannual reports regarding construction projects valued at more than $250,000 (NDCC § 15-10-47)

Approve State Board of Higher Education imposing an assessment on or otherwise requiring individual institutions of higher education to pay for goods or services provided by or through the North Dakota University System office (NDCC § 15-10-54, effective through June 30, 2015)

Receive annual audits from a center of excellence that is awarded funds under NDCC 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distributed to the center, until completion of four years following the final distribution of funds (NDCC § 15‑69‑05, repealed effective August 1, 2023)

Receive biennial report from the State Fire Marshal summarizing the expenditures by certified fire departments and districts of funds received from the insurance tax distribution fund and reserve fund balances (NDCC § 18-04-02)

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 money in the game and fish fund if the balance would be reduced below $15 million (NDCC § 20.1-02-16.1)

Receive at least semiannual reports from the Legacy and Budget Stabilization Fund Advisory Board (NDCC § 21-10-11)

Authorize the Life Skills and Transition Center to provide services under contract with a governmental or nongovernmental person (NDCC § 25-04-02.2)

Approve, with the Emergency Commission, use of the state disaster relief fund to provide the required state share of funding for expenses associated with presidential-declared disasters in the state (NDCC § 37-17.1-27)

Receive report from the Industrial Commission each biennium on the balance of the abandoned oil and gas well plugging and site reclamation fund and expenditures from the fund (NDCC § 38-08-04.5)

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, but if within six months before or three months after a regular session the authorization is limited to changes in project scope and related expenditures resulting from an unforeseen emergency event (NDCC § 48-01.2-25)

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 report from Human Resource Management Services on the number of employees receiving bonuses above the 25 percent limitation (NDCC § 54-06-30)

Receive report from the State Treasurer, within 90 days of the beginning of each fiscal year, regarding all warrants and checks outstanding for more than 90 days and less than three years (NDCC § 54-11-01)

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(2))

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 the 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 the 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, on the advice of the Office of Management and Budget and the recommendation of the Emergency Commission, a state officer to employ full-time equivalent positions in addition to those authorized by the Legislative Assembly (NDCC § 54‑16‑04.3)

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 Housing Finance Agency quarterly on the progress being made to reduce the overall number of housing units owned, master leased, or subsidized by cities, counties, school districts, or other employers of essential service workers (NDCC § 54-17-40, effective through June 30, 2015)

Receive biennial report from the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Advisory Board (NDCC § 54-17.8-07)

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 cashflow financing (NDCC § 54-27-23)

Receive report from the Office of Management and Budget at each meeting of the Budget Section regarding the reports received from state agencies, other than entities under the control of the State Board of Higher Education, that have applied for federal grants estimated to be $25,000 or more (NDCC § 54-27-27)

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)

Receive report from the Office of Management and Budget in December of even-numbered years regarding commodities and services exempted from state procurement requirements (NDCC § 54-44.4-02.2)

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)

Receive annual audits from a center of research excellence receiving funds under NDCC Chapter 54-65 on funds distributed to the center (NDCC § 54-65-03)

Receive report (for review) from the Tax Commissioner regarding any reduction the Tax Commissioner makes in the homestead property income tax credit (NDCC § 57-38-01.29)

Approve any reduction the Tax Commissioner makes in the commercial property income tax credit (NDCC § 57‑38-01.30)

Receive report from the Three Affiliated Tribes annually regarding investment of oil and gas tax receipts in essential infrastructure and fees, expenses, and charges the tribe imposes on the oil industry (NDCC § 57-51.2-02)

Authorize establishment of casualty insurance organization to provide extraterritorial workforce safety and insurance (NDCC § 65‑08.1‑02)

Review and report on budget data prepared by the Director of the Budget

Receive a report from the Legislative Council staff in the fall of 2014 on the status of the state's federal funds receipts for the current biennium and estimated federal funds receipts for the subsequent biennium

Receive report from the Secretary of State semiannually during the 2013-14 interim regarding credit card usage rates and credit card fees paid by the Secretary of State (2013 House Bill No. 1002, § 7)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services after June 30, 2014, regarding any transfers of appropriation authority in excess of $50,000 between line items within subdivisions and between subdivisions for the 2013-15 biennium (2013 House Bill No. 1012, § 3)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services in December 2014 on the status of the eight-unit transitional living facility in the Southeast Human Service Center region (2013 House Bill No. 1012, § 17)

Receive report from the Housing Finance Agency during the 2013-14 interim regarding the use of funds for grants for flood-impacted housing assistance (2013 House Bill No. 1016, § 4)

Receive report from the State Historical Society by July 1, 2014, regarding the use of funds in the project pool line item (2013 House Bill No. 1018, § 6)

Approve State Water Commission expenditure of additional amounts that become available in the resources trust fund and the water development trust fund in excess of the 2013-15 appropriation (2013 House Bill No. 1020, § 4)

Receive report from the State Water Commission every six months during the 2013-14 interim regarding any changes made to the commission's priority projects list presented to the 63rd Legislative Assembly for the 2013-15 biennium (2013 House Bill No. 1020, § 14)

Approve purchase or lease of aircraft by a state agency or entity of state government, other than the Adjutant General or the University of North Dakota School of Aviation, if the Legislative Assembly is not in session (2013 House Bill No. 1033, § 1)

Approve expenditure of more than $4 million by the Department of Transportation to purchase replacement airplanes for the department's fleet (2013 House Bill No. 1033, § 5)

Receive report from the Department of Commerce annually on the use of one-time funding during the 2013-15 biennium for the grant program for nursing homes, basic care facilities, and providers that serve individuals with developmental disabilities located in oil-producing counties (2013 House Bill No. 1358, § 8)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services annually on the use of one-time funding during the 2013-15 biennium for the grant program for critical access hospitals in oil-producing counties (2013 House Bill No. 1358, § 10)

Receive report from the Attorney General annually on the use of one-time funding during the 2013-15 biennium for grants to law enforcement agencies in oil-impacted counties where crime-related activities have increased or in other counties experiencing crime-related activities originating in oil-impacted counties, for crime-related needs of the Attorney General's office, and for the development of a uniform law enforcement and custody manual (2013 House Bill No. 1358, § 11)

Receive report from a representative of a hub city annually on the use of funding received from allocations from the oil and gas gross production tax under Section 57-51-15 (2013 House Bill No. 1358, § 12)

Receive report from the Department of Veterans' Affairs during the 2013-14 interim regarding any funds received to provide services to veterans exposed to Agent Orange, the grants provided, and the outcomes of the services provided (2013 House Bill No. 1405, § 2)

Receive annual reports from the State Board of Higher Education during the 2013-14 interim regarding the status of the consolidation of North Dakota University System information technology services, including the location of staff members providing those services (2013 Senate Bill No. 2003, § 22)

Receive report from the State Board of Higher Education if the Research Enterprise and Commercialization building is purchased before July 1, 2015 (2013 Senate Bill No. 2003, § 23)

Receive periodic reports from the State Board of Higher Education during the 2013-14 interim regarding funds distributed from the capital projects contingency pool (2013 Senate Bill No. 2003, § 24)

Receive report from North Dakota State University regarding the status of the Minard Hall project (2013 Senate Bill No. 2003, § 31)

Approve North Dakota State University request for increased spending authorization for the Minard Hall project (2013 Senate Bill No. 2003, § 31)

Approve Department of Transportation recommendation for new license plate design (2013 Senate Bill No. 2012, § 8)

Receive report from the Office of Management and Budget during the 2013-14 interim regarding options for the possible relocation of the Missouri River Correctional Center to a site adjacent to the Youth Correctional Center (2013 Senate Bill No. 2015, § 4)

Receive report from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation annually on the department's prison population management plan and inmate admissions and the number of inmates the department has not admitted after sentencing (2013 Senate Bill No. 2015, § 6)

Receive report from the Department of Commerce before June 1, 2014, on the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and Research North Dakota, including the Research North Dakota venture investment program (2013 Senate Bill No. 2018, § 37)

Receive report from the Department of Career and Technical Education during the 2013-14 interim regarding performance measures of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics program (2013 Senate Bill No. 2019, § 3)

Receive findings and recommendations from the Office of Management and Budget by March 31, 2014, regarding its information technology relocation and consolidation study of information technology equipment operated by the Attorney General and other agencies (2013 Senate Bill No. 2021, § 8)

Receive findings and recommendations from the Information Technology Department before January 1, 2014, regarding its study of all state agencies' information technology desktop support to determine the feasibility and desirability of centralization of desktop support services (2013 Senate Bill No. 2021, § 9)

Receive report from the Office of Management and Budget regarding the findings, recommendations, and any legislation required to implement the recommendations of the Information Technology Department's desktop support study (2013 Senate Bill No. 2021, § 9)

Approve conveyance of North Central Research Extension Center and Williston Research Extension Center property (2013 Senate Bill No. 2352, § 1)

To view bill drafts considered by the interim committee, please visit the Interim Committee Bill Drafts page.

Legislative Council Staff

  • Michael C. Johnson
  • Allen H. Knudson

Vice Chairman

Legislative Members

Committee Meetings

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Committee Documents

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Committee Documents

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 10:00am to 2:15pm

Committee Documents

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 11:00am

Committee Documents

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