The following is a list of legislative committee hearings which may be of interest to judges and lawyers. Additional information on legislative hearings is available on the Legislative Council's website.
Note: Viewing the text of bills requires Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded.
|Wednesday, January 9|
|9:30 a.m.||SB2074 Increases penalties for insurance fraud. Senate Judiciary Committee, Fort Lincoln Room.|
|9:30 a.m.||HB1025 Provides for compensation for property commandeered or used during emergency or disaster responses and limits individual liability to instances of gross negligence. House Judiciary Committee, Prairie Room.|
|10 a.m.||HB1042 Limits venue for legal actions to counties where a defendant resides, where a plaintiff resides, or the county where the action arose. House Judiciary Committee, Prairie Room.|
|10:30 a.m.||SB2077 Requires that transcript fees be set by Supreme Court rule. Senate Judiciary Committee, Fort Lincoln Room.|
|10:30 a.m.||HB1069 Allows state agencies to limit the liability of contracting parties in certain cases, after consultation with the Attorney General. House Judiciary Committee, Prairie Room.|
|Friday, January 11|
|9 a.m.||SB2056 Tweaks provisions for statewide automated victim information and notification system. Senate Political Subdivisions Committee, Red River Room.|
|9 a.m.||HB1027 Allows court to dismiss driving under suspension charge if license is reinstated within 60 days of offense and shortens period of time from last offense from two years to one year for eligibility for temporary restricted motor vehicle operator's licenses. House Transportation Committee, Fort Totten Room.|
|9 a.m.||HB1065 Removes district judge from procedures for filling vacancies on county commission and township boards. House Political Subdivisions Committee, Prairie Room.|
|9 a.m.||HB1055 Removes prohibition on issuing traffic citations on Capitol grounds during legislative session. House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee, Fort Union Room.|
This list was compiled by District Judge Gail Hagerty. Legislative committee schedules and the full text of bills are available on the Legislative Branch's website: http://www.legis.nd.gov/. Viewing requires the Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the legislature's website.