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Agriculture and Transportation Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(17 members)

1220 § 1 In coordination with the Secretary of State, shall consider studying how the state's central indexing system can be used to provide notification to a secured lender when a super priority lien is filed on the collateral of a secured lender.

1467 § 1 Study agricultural issues in the state, including studying grain buyers, roving grain buyers, grain brokers, and grain handling facilities under Title 60; and issues related to prepayment for fertilizer, soil amendments, seed, and fuel in situations of insolvency. The study must include a review of the current law, industry practices, and background checks relating to grain buyers, roving grain buyers, grain brokers, and handling facilities and a review of any potential efficiencies that may exist, methods of maintaining financial security during the grain buying process, including consideration of facility operating capital to ensure adequate solvency during licensing, and the process of confidential financial and physical audits. The study also must include a review of the law pertaining to grain handling facility asset lists to determine if changes are required to ensure producers are protected from facility insolvency if an end product is refined and no longer reflects the original product, the indemnity fund under Title 60, and grain handling facility bonding requirements.

2061 § 2 Study current methods, using the electric vehicle infrastructure coalition, led by the Department of Transportation, to collaborate with the North Dakota utility industry, and North Dakota electric vehicle stakeholder groups, to design a jointly owned public and private network of electric vehicle infrastructure to support both commercial and noncommercial vehicles and make recommendations regarding electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The study must include the evaluation of the relative costs and benefits associated with various options for electric vehicle infrastructure support and estimate the future annual economic impact.

2176 § 2 Study the feasibility and desirability of creating a road train pilot program. The study must include consultation with the Department of Transportation, Highway Patrol, Agriculture Commissioner, Industrial Commission, Department of Commerce, the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, and the Governor. The study must include an assessment of the federal regulations impacting road train operations, the economic impact of permitting road train operations in the state, and the costs associated with implementing a road train pilot program. The Legislative Council may contract for consulting services to assist the Legislative Management in conducting the study.

Receive report from the Advisory Committee on Sustainable Agriculture on the status of the committee's activities (NDCC § 4.1‑01-11)

Receive report from the State Board of Agricultural Research and Education on its annual evaluation of research activities and expenditures (NDCC § 15-12.1-17(8))

Receive report from the Department of Transportation regarding information collected from transportation network companies during each biennium (NDCC § 39-34-05)

Receive a report from the Department of Transportation regarding its study of public transportation services within the state (2019 House Bill No. 1012, § 10)

Receive a biennial report from the Federal Environmental Law Impact Review Committee (2019 House Bill No. 1383, § 2)

Receive reports from the Department of Transportation, as requested, on the road train pilot program (2019 Senate Bill No. 2176, § 1)

Receive a report from the Department of Environmental Quality on or before October 1, 2020, on all animal feeding operation permit applications approved or denied by the department, including the relevant county and township zoning and setback determinations, and related issues during the first full year of the 2019-21 biennium (2019 Senate Bill No. 2345, § 7)