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Government Finance Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(16 members)

1015 § 44 Study the classified state employee compensation system, including a review of the development and determination of pay grades and classifications.

1031 § 1 Study of selected state agency fees as provided in Section 1 of 2021 House Bill No. 1031.

1494 § 1 Study the recruitment, retention, turnover, and training of law enforcement and correctional officers employed by state agencies and political subdivisions. The study may include a review of current and historical rates of retention and turnover, the training and professional development offered and required of law enforcement and correctional officers, and an analysis of the compensation and benefits of law enforcement and correctional officers employed by state agencies, political subdivisions, and comparable positions in other states within the region.

2021 § 13 Study the state government information technology budgeting and appropriations process. The study must include a review of the current process and the feasibility and desirability of providing a general fund appropriation to the Information Technology Department rather than providing general fund appropriations to state agencies to pay the Information Technology Department for information technology services. The study must include consideration of any cost or cost-savings that may result and any transparency benefits of the potential budgeting and appropriation changes.

Review state budget information, including the monitoring of state revenue and appropriations and review and develop state revenue forecasts.

The Office of Management and Budget shall prepare and submit a quarterly report to the Legislative Management of each executive branch agency that gives any full-time state employee salary increases between April 1, 2021, and June 30, 2023, which cumulatively are 15 percent or more over the employee's base salary as of March 31, 2021. The report must include the name of each employee receiving the increase and any relevant salary information. (NDCC § 54-44-04)

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. (NDCC § 54‑60‑29.1)

By July 1, 2022, each state agency that is authorized to impose fewer than 40 fees shall submit a report to the Legislative Management, including the amount of each fee, when the fee was implemented, why the fee is set at the specific dollar amount, where the fee is deposited, and whether the fee is critical for the budget of the agency.  (2021 House Bill No. 1031 § 1(1)(a))

By July 1, 2024, each state agency that is authorized to impose more than 40 fees shall submit a report to the Legislative Management, including the amount of each fee, when the fee was implemented, why the fee is set at the specific dollar amount, where the fee is deposited, and whether the fee is critical for the budget of the agency. (2021 House Bill No. 1031 § 1(1)(b))

By September 1st in the year the reports are received, the Office of Management and Budget shall compile all of the reports into a single report and provide the report to the Legislative Management. (2021 House Bill No. 1031 § 1(1)(c))

By July 1st of each even-numbered year, each agency that has fees shall provide a report to the Legislative Management indicating whether any fees were added, deleted, or changed during the course of the biennium. (2021 House Bill No. 1031 § 1(8))

During the 2021-22 interim, the Bank of North Dakota shall provide at least one report to the Legislative Management regarding the status of the infrastructure revolving loan fund under Section 6-09-49, the legacy infrastructure loan fund under Section 6‑09‑49.1, and the water infrastructure revolving loan fund under Section 16 of Senate Bill No. 2014. The report must include information regarding the types of projects funded with the loans, outstanding loans, and new loans issued, and the report must identify outstanding loans and new loans by communities with a population of less than 5,000 and by communities with a population of at least 5,000. (2021 Senate Bill No. 2014 § 36)

Receive a report from the Department of Commerce regarding its findings and recommendations of its study of environmental social governance as it pertains to a set of nonspecific, quantifiable, and nonquantifiable criteria with attributing factors used for making determinations, decisions, or investments as it pertains to government and private industry in the state. (2021 Senate Bill No. 2291 § 2)

Study the provisions of Senate Bill No. 2290 to determine the appropriateness of the bill's requirement for the Legislative Assembly to approve any Emergency Commission requests to expend funds after the aggregate amount of federal fund requests approved by the commission in a biennium has exceeded $50 million and after the aggregate amount of other funds requests approved by the commission in a biennium has exceeded $5 million. (Legislative Management Chairman directive)

 

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