On October 29, 2021, Governor Doug Burgum issued an executive order (2021-17) convening a special session of the ND Legislative Assembly. The purposes for the special session are specified in the order. The first day is Monday, November 8, 2021.
The agenda is now available for the first day for the House and for the Senate. A list of the bills is available (with links to each actual bill) as submitted to the Delayed Bills Committees for the Special Session. To link in and watch the action virtually starting November 8th, go to: North Dakota Legislative Branch Video (nd.gov).
One of the items on the Legislature’s agenda is Legislative redistricting. If you are interested in this topic, you can find information, including a number of proposed and final Committee-approved maps, at: 2021 Legislative Redistricting Maps | North Dakota Legislative Branch (nd.gov).
The State of ND operates on a two-year funding cycle (biennium) with the Legislature being in Session every two years. The NDDAC continues its work following the 2021 Session up to the 2023 Session. This is known as the 2021-2022 Legislative Interim. During this time, the ND Legislature engages in ongoing committee work which includes mandatory and chosen studies, public hearings, drafting of committee bills, and development of committee reports. There is an excellent visual of the Biennial Legislative Cycle on the ND Legislative webpage.
A final document was created in May of 2021 showing the required Interim studies as well as optional ones chosen (along with those not selected) by Legislative Management. A number of the Interim studies are relevant to individuals with disabilities and their families. Following are Interim Committees that are looking at disability-related issues with each being linked to the Legislative Council website where you can find:
Acute Psychiatric Treatment Committee
Government Administration Committee
Legislative Procedure and Arrangements Committee