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Judiciary Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(15 members)

2078 § 1 Study the assessment of fees by courts, the feasibility and desirability of combining various court fees, and whether courts should be mandated to impose fees established by statute

Receive report from the Attorney General before July 1 of every even-numbered year on the current status and trends of unlawful drug use and abuse and drug control and enforcement efforts in this state (NDCC § 19‑03.1‑44)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services before March 1 of each even-numbered year on services provided by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation relating to individuals at the State Hospital who have been committed to the care and custody of the Executive Director of the Department of Human Services (NDCC § 50-06-31)

Receive biennial report from the Racing Commission and recommendations for legislation which address the issue of the liability of charitable organizations that receive and disburse money handled through account wagering (NDCC § 53-06.2-04)

Receive report, as requested, from the Director of the North Dakota Lottery regarding the operation of the lottery (NDCC § 53-12.1-03)

Review any executive order issued by the President of the United States which has not been affirmed by a vote of the Congress and signed into law, and recommend to the Attorney General and the Governor that the executive order be further reviewed to determine the constitutionality of the order and whether the state should seek an exemption from the order or seek to have the order declared to be an unconstitutional exercise of legislative authority by the President (NDCC § 54-03-32)

Review uniform laws recommended by the Commission on Uniform State Laws (NDCC § 54-35-02)

Receive annual report from the Director of the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents containing pertinent data on the indigent defense contract system and established public defender offices (NDCC § 54-61-03)

Statutory and constitutional revision

Receive report from the Governor annually regarding the status of gender balance on appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils and within the Governor's appointive cabinet for the 2013-15 biennium (2013 House Bill No. 1001, § 4)

2018 § 39 Study the intellectual property policies and procedures at research universities within the state, including consideration of the current and potential income generated through the commercialization of intellectual property, and consideration of the best practices related to intellectual property, the federal Bayh-Dole Act, and the federal Patent Reform Act of 2011 (Legislative Management Chairman directive)

Review issues relating to the recently enacted changes to the state's driving under the influence laws under 2013 House Bill No. 1302, including whether double jeopardy issues exist as a result of the newly created offense for failure to submit to testing and how the implementation of the bill affects the 24/7 sobriety program and the drug court option for offenders (Legislative Management Chairman directive)

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