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Judiciary Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(14 members)

1206 § 4 Study adoption by an identified or an unidentified adoptive parent. The study must include an evaluation and a comparison of the adoptive process and procedure, expenses, duration, and state tax credits and deductions associated with adoption by an identified or an unidentified adoptive parent.

1233 § 3 Study those provisions of Century Code that relate to firearms and weapons, for the purpose of eliminating provisions that are irrelevant or duplicative, clarifying provisions that are inconsistent or unclear in their intent and direction, and rearranging provisions in a logical order

3003 Study the impact of Marsy's Law on the statutorily provided rights of crime victims and those alleged to have committed crimes, and the criminal procedures relating to the rights of victims and criminal defendants

3014 Study the various legal notice and publishing requirements of all state agencies and political subdivisions, the related costs required in state and political subdivision budgets, and potential notification alternatives

Statutory and constitutional revision

Receive annual reports from the State Department of Health on the number of applications, registered qualifying patients, registered designated caregivers, nature or debilitating medical conditions, identification cards revoked, health care providers providing written certifications, compassionate care centers; and expenses incurred and revenues generated by the department. (NDCC § 19-24.1-39)

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 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)

Receive a report from the Attorney General during the 2017-18 interim on the status and results of the human trafficking victims treatment and support services grant program (2017 Senate Bill No. 2203, §§ 1, 2)

Receive a report from the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children with recommendations for state policy that would prevent child sexual abuse (2017 Senate Bill No. 2342, § 1)

During the 2017-18 interim the State Department of Health shall include the findings and recommendations of the study on adding identified medical conditions to the definition of "debilitating medical condition" in its annual reports. (2017 Senate Bill No. 2344, §, 5)