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Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(43 members)

3001 Hold the required legislative hearings on state plans for the receipt and expenditure of new or revised block grants passed by Congress

Receive annual report from the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Main Research Center on full-time equivalent position adjustments made (NDCC § 4-05.1-05)

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

Receive annual report from the NDSU Extension Service on full-time equivalent position adjustments made (NDCC § 4-08-10)

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)

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distributed to the center, until completion of four years following the final distribution of funds (NDCC § 15-69-05, repealed effective August 1, 2023)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 presidentially declared and governor-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(9))

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(1))

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(4))

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, 2017)

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 preliminary 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 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(23))

Receive report from the Office of Management and Budget regarding any purchase of oil put options by the State Investment Board to offset reduced 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 annual report from the governing body of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of any agreement under NDCC Chapter 57-39.8 (NDCC § 57-39.8-02)

Receive report from tribal governing bodies 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 2016 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 a representative of a hub city annually on the use of funding received from allocations from the oil and gas gross production tax under NDCC Section 57-51-15

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 S.L. ch.46, § 6)

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 (NDCC § 54-06-37)

Approve conveyance of North Central Research Extension Center and Williston Research Extension Center property (2013 S.L. ch.67, § 1)

Approve a State Board of Higher Education plan to reorganize the office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (2015 House Bill No. 1003, § 4)

Receive report from NDSU regarding the status of the Minard Hall project and may request increased spending authorization from the Budget Section for the project (2015 House Bill No. 1003, § 27)

Approve any tuition rate increases over 2.5 percent by the State Board of Higher Education for the 2015-16 or 2016-17 academic years (2015 House Bill No. 1003, § 39)

Receive report from the Industrial Commission on the use of the funding provided for the core library expansion project, including the amounts spent to date and the amounts anticipated to be continued into the 2017-19 biennium, and on the progress of the project (2015 House Bill No. 1014, § 25)

Receive report from the Bank of North Dakota on the use of the funding provided for the North Dakota Financial Center, including the amounts spent to date and the amounts anticipated to be continued into the 2017-19 biennium, and on the progress of the project (2015 House Bill No. 1014, § 26)

Receive annual report from the State Board of Higher Education on full-time equivalent position adjustments made (2015 House Bill No. 1020, § 15)

Receive report from the Main Research Center regarding the status of the flooded lands study and spending related to the study (2015 House Bill No. 1020, § 16)

Approve Department of Veterans' Affairs service dog program to assist veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (2015 House Bill No. 1025, § 4)

Receive report from Department of Transportation on the use of one-time funding appropriated in Section 4 of 2015 House Bill No. 1176, including the amounts distributed to each county, the amounts spent to date, and the amounts anticipated to be continued into the 2017-19 biennium (2015 House Bill No. 1176, § 4)

Receive a report from the Commissioner of the Board of University and School Lands on the use of the funding provided in Section 5 of 2015 House Bill No. 1176, including the amounts awarded, the amounts spent to date, and the amounts anticipated to be continued into the 2017-19 biennium (2015 House Bill No. 1176, § 5)

Receive report from the Governor's office regarding the source, amount, and purpose of federal or other funds received by the Governor's office (2015 Senate Bill No. 2001, § 3)

Receive report from the Office of Management and Budget in September 2015 and September 2016, regarding the amount of salary savings used to reduce funding needed from the general fund and to report on the number and duration of vacant full‑time equivalent positions in the Attorney General's office (2015 Senate Bill No. 2003, § 3)

Receive a report from the Attorney General by September 30, 2016, regarding any fees charged to a campus in excess of the campus assessments listed in Section 13 of 2015 Senate Bill No. 2003 for legal fees charged by the Attorney General (2015 Senate Bill No. 2003, § 13)

Receive report from the Department of Human Services after June 30, 2016, any transfers made in excess of $50,000 (2015 Senate Bill No. 2012, § 3)

Receive report from State Board of Higher Education regarding the status of the Valley City State University fine arts building project (2015 Senate Bill No. 2015, § 8)

Receive certification from the State Board of Higher Education stating that the Dunbar Hall project conforms to the North Dakota University System campus master plan and space utilization study, contingent upon general fund revenues for the period beginning July 1, 2015, and ending December  31, 2016, exceeding the 2015 legislative estimates (2015 Senate Bill No. 2015, § 8)

Approve additional amounts from the resources trust fund and water development trust fund which become available to the State Water Commission for the purpose of defraying the expenses of that agency (2015 Senate Bill No. 2020, § 5)

Approve transfers by the State Water Commission for project funding designations in Section 17 of 2015 Senate Bill No. 2020 (2015 Senate Bill No. 2020, § 8)

Approve State Water Commission revenue bonds (2015 Senate Bill No. 2020, § 30)

Receive report from the Department of Transportation on the use of one-time funding appropriated in Section 2 of 2015 Senate Bill No. 2103, including the amounts distributed to each county, the amounts spent to date, and the amounts anticipated to be continued into the 2017-19 biennium (2015 Senate Bill No. 2103, § 2)

Approve the Office of Management and Budget to spend any donated funds over $1 million for upgraded fixtures and furniture for the new Governor's residence (2015 Senate Bill No. 2304, § 3)

Receive report from the Industrial Commission on the fiscal impact or estimated fiscal effect on the state in excess of $20 million in a biennium of the effect of any order, regulation, or policy of the Industrial Commission to implement the provisions of NDCC Chapter 38-08, on state revenues and expenditures, including any effect on the funds of the Industrial Commission (2015 Senate Bill No. 2343, § 1)

Legislative Council Staff

  • Chris Kadrmas
  • Allen H. Knudson

Chairman

Vice Chairman

Legislative Members

Committee Meetings

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Committee Documents

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Committee Documents

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Committee Documents

Committee Memorandums

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