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Commerce Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(17 members)

1018 § 14 Study the future administration and regulation of the unmanned aircraft systems industry in North Dakota, including beyond visual line of sight unmanned aircraft system. The study must include a determination of the appropriate state agency or private entity to be assigned responsibility of regulating unmanned aircraft system programs, including licensing, registration, appropriate fees, and other responsibilities. The study may include a review of the audited financial statements associated with the beyond visual line of sight unmanned aircraft system of an entity receiving funding from the appropriation for the beyond visual line of sight unmanned aircraft system program in Section 9 of House Bill No. 1018.

1485 § 1 Study protections, enforcement, and remedies regarding the disclosure of consumers' personal data. The study must include a review of privacy laws of other states and applicable federal law.

2241 § 1 Study the regulation of sewage treatment system installation, maintenance, testing, and repair. The study must include consideration of a uniform set of rules; uniform occupational licensing requirements; testing and education requirements for occupations that install, maintain, test, and repair sewage treatment systems; the regulatory agency best able to regulate sewage treatment systems; options for maintaining local government control over sewage treatment system regulation; and issues relevant to these considerations.

4013 Study the distribution and transportation of food in the state necessary to the lives of individuals in rural communities, and the roles of state entities in facilitating the movement of food to rural areas of the state

Receive report from the Department of Commerce semiannually regarding the status of the program to establish and administer an unmanned aircraft systems test site in cooperation with the University of North Dakota, the Aeronautics Commission, Adjutant General, and private parties appointed by the Governor (NDCC § 54-60-28)

Receive semiannual reports from the Department of Commerce regarding the development of the beyond visual line of sight unmanned aircraft system program and the total amount deposited by the State Treasurer in the general fund (2019 House Bill No. 1018, § 13)

Receive a report from the State Board of Higher Education by September 1 of each even-numbered year regarding the skilled workforce student loan repayment program (2019 House Bill No. 1171, § 1)

Receive a report from the State Board of Higher Education by September 1 of each even-numbered year regarding the skilled workforce scholarship program (2019 House Bill No. 1171, § 2)