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Budget Section

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(42 members)

Receive a report from Office of Management and Budget regarding any loans obtained pursuant to Section 6‑09‑15.1 (NDCC § 6‑09‑15.1)

Receive annual report from the NDSU Extension Service on full-time equivalent position adjustments made (NDCC § 11-38-12)

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 campus improvements and building maintenance of more than $700,000, 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, upon request from the Budget Section, 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 report from the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Main Research Center on full-time equivalent position adjustments made (NDCC § 15-12.1-05)

Receive status report from the State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (NDCC § 15-12.1-17(10))

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distributed to the center, until completion of 4 years following the final distribution of funds (NDCC § 15-69-05, repealed effective August 1, 2023)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 6 months before or 3 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 3 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)

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)

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 3 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 at least once per biennium regarding the activities of the housing incentive fund which must include the overall number of units owned, master leased, or subsidized by political subdivisions or other employers of essential service workers; and a listing of projects approved and the number of units within those projects that provide housing for essential service workers (NDCC § 54-17-40)

Receive report from the Industrial Commission if any order, regulation, or policy of the Industrial Commission has an estimated fiscal effect on the state in excess of $20 million in a biennium (NDCC § 54-17-42)

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

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 (NDCC § 54-23.3-11)

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 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 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 a report from the Tax Commissioner, by April 1 of each year, of a statewide report of property tax increase (NDCC § 57‑20‑04)

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 2018 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 (2013 S.L. ch. 471, § 12)

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

Receive a report from the Governor's office regarding the source, amount, and purpose of any additional income from federal or other funds received (2017 House Bill No. 1001, § 4)

Receive a report from the Attorney General quarterly regarding all expenditures for litigation-related expenses from the Industrial Commission's litigation fund during the 2017-18 interim (2017 House Bill No. 1003, § 5)

Receive a report from the Department of Human Services after June 30, 2018, regarding any transfers in excess of $50,000 made during the 2017-19 biennium between line items within each subdivision and between subdivisions (2017 House Bill No. 1012, § 4)

Approve State Water Commission expenditure of funds that become available in the resources trust fund and the water development trust fund in excess of 2017-19 biennium appropriations (2017 House Bill No. 1020, § 3)

Approve transfers within the water and atmospheric resources line item in the State Water Commission budget (2017 House Bill No. 1020, § 5)

Approve the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District to change funding between designations for the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (2017 House Bill No. 1020, § 7)

Receive and approve certification from the State Water Commission and the State Engineer that all items listed in subsection 1 of Section 8 of 2017 House Bill No. 1020 have been accomplished (2017 House Bill No. 1020, § 8)

Approve a payment from the State Water Commission to the Bank of North Dakota for payment of a Western Area Water Supply Authority defaulted consolidation loan payment (2017 House Bill No. 1020, § 10)

Approve a Bank of North Dakota loan to the Information Technology Department for the expenses of the statewide interoperable radio network (2017 House Bill No. 1178, § 7)

Receive a report from the Information Technology Department on status updates regarding the implementation and progress of the statewide interoperable radio network (2017 House Bill No. 1178, § 7)

Approve any tuition rate increases over 4 percent by the State Board of Higher Education for the 2017-18 or 2018-19 academic years (2017 Senate Bill No. 2003, § 27)

Receive a report by September 30, 2017, and September 30, 2018, regarding all fees charged by the Department of Transportation in comparison to the actual cost of providing the services for which the fee is charged (2017 Senate Bill No. 2012, § 13)

Approve expenditures of up to $1.8 million for a Department of Trust Lands information technology project (2017 Senate Bill No. 2013, § 12)

Receive a report from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation regarding the results of its Youth Correctional Center study (2017 Senate Bill No. 2015, § 13)

Receive a report from the State Board of Agricultural Research and Education by March 31, 2018, regarding its findings and recommendations to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the NDSU Extension Service (2017 Senate Bill No. 2020, § 15)

Receive a report from the State Board of Higher Education during the 2017-18 interim regarding the status of the integrated carbon plant project at Valley City State University (2017 Senate Bill No. 2196, § 3)

Hold the required legislative hearings on state plans for the receipt and expenditure of new or revised block grants passed by Congress (2017 Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4001)

Legislative Council Staff

  • Levi Kinnischtzke
  • Allen H. Knudson

Vice Chairman

Legislative Members