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2011 Legislative Bills that NDFA Tracked Regarding the Family




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HB 1072 - House passed 94-0 - Supported as introduced

Title: At the request of the Tax Commissioner Relating to an income tax deduction to remove the marriage penalty contained in the federal standard deduction for married persons filing jointly; and to provide an effective date.

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A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new subdivision to subsection 2 of section 57-38-30.3 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to an income tax deduction to remove the marriage penalty contained in the federal standard deduction for married persons filing jointly; and to provide an effective date.

Sponsor(s):

Rep. Nathe, Meier, Porter, Belter
Sen. Cook, Hogue



HB 1147 - Failed in House 15-78 -

Amended into HB 1465

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Title: Relating to school district bullying policies

A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 15.1-07 of the North DakotaCentury Code, relating to school district bullying policies.

Sponsors:

Rep. Hanson, Mock, Rust, Vigesaa
Sen. Heckaman, Wardner



HB 1154 - House passed 52-41 - Support


Title: Relating to eligibility for North Dakota scholarships.

Sponsor: Rep. Grande, Dosch, Dahl
Sponsor: Sen. Robinson, Holmberg, Grindberg

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HB 1204 - Passed in House 90-0 -

Title: Relating to stalking and previous convictions

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A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 6 of section 12.1-17-07.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to stalking and previous convictions.

Sponsor(s):

Sponsor: Rep. Delmore, Maragos, Hawken, Sanford
Sponsor: Sen. Nelson, Lyson



HB 1211 - House passed 75-19 - Support as amended

Title: Relating to home education; and to repeal sections 15.1-23-03, 15.1-23-06, 15.1-23-07, and 15.1-23-12 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to home education.

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A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact sections 15.1-23-01, 15.1-23-08, 15.1-23-09,
15.1-23-11, 15.1-23-13, and 15.1-23-17 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to home education; and to repeal sections 15.1-23-03, 15.1-23-06, 15.1-23-07, and 15.1-23-12 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to home education.

Sponsor(s):

Rep. Damschen, Grande, Ruby
Sen. Sitte



HB 1229 - House passed 89-5 - Support as amended

Title: Relating to abstinence-based concepts within the school health curriculum.

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A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 15.1-21 of the North DakotaCentury Code, relating to abstinence-based concepts within the school health curriculum.

Sponsor(s):

Rep. Grande, Hunskor, Rohr, Schatz
Sen. O'Connell, Luick



HB 1246 - House passed 84-10 - Support as amended

Amended to 20 acres

Title:
Relating to the property tax exemption for church property.

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A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 9 of section 57-02-08 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the property tax exemption for church property; and to provide an effective date.

Sponsor(s):

Rep. Weisz, Belter
Sen. Hogue



HB 1250 - Failed in House 15-78 -

Amended into HB 1465

Title
: Relating to school district bullying policies

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A BILL for an Act to create and enact two new sections to chapter 15.1-19 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to school district bullying policies.

Sponsor(s):

Rep. Koppelman, Hunskor, Ruby, Meier
Sen. Freborg, Wardner



HB 1297 - House passed 68-25 - Support as amended

Title: Relating to an abortion report form and abortion inducing drugs; to amend and reenact sections, relating to the regulation of abortion; to provide a penalty; and to provide for a report.

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A BILL for an Act to create and enact two new sections to chapter 14-02.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to an abortion report form and abortion inducing drugs; to amend and reenact sections 14-02.1-02, 14-02.1-02.1, and 14-02.1-03, subsections 2 and 3 of section14-02.1-03.1, and sections 14-02.1-04, 14-02.1-07, 14-02.1-08, 14-02.1-09, 14-02.3-01, 14-02.3-03, 15.1-19-06, and 23-16-14 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the regulation of abortion; to provide a penalty; and to provide for a report.

Sponsor(s):

Rep. Grande, Kilichowski, Metcalf
Sen. Hogue, Christmann, Berry



HB 1370 - Failed in House 1-92 -

Failed, HB 1246 is the bill be used to pass the changes needed.

HB 1370

Title: Relating to the property tax exemption for church property; and to provide an
effective date.

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Sponsor: Rep. Dosch, Hunskor, Kingsbury, Meier



HB 1438 - Passed in House 82-12 -


Title: Relating to an employer's prohibition on firearm possession.

Sponsor: Rep. Kelsh, DeKrey, Gruchalla, Nelson, Onstad
Sponsor: Sen. Lyson


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HB 1450 - House passed 68-25 - Support as introduced

Title: Relating to the application of sections in chapter 12.1-17 to certain medical procedures, relating to the definition of human being and the application of sections in chapter 12.1-16 to certain medical procedures.

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A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 12.1-17 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the application of sections in chapter 12.1-17 to certain medical procedures; and to amend and reenact sections 12.1-01-04 and 12.1-16-06 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the definition of human being and the application of sections in chapter 12.1-16 to certain medical procedures.

Sponsor(s):
Rep. Ruby, Kasper, Karls
Sen. Nodland, Sitte, Larsen



HB 1465 - House passed 76-18 - *Support contingent on language

Other house bills amended into HB 1465, and other bills defeated

Title:
Relating to prevention of bullying in schools.

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A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 15.1-19 of the North Dakota
Century Code, relating to prevention of bullying in schools.

Sponsor(s):

Rep. Rep. Kelsch, Vigesaa, Gruchalla
Sen. Warner, Wardner, Flakoll



SB 2051 - Failed in Senate 10-37 - Opposed as Introduced

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A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact sections 12.1 14 04, 12.1 17 02, and 12.1 17 07 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to enhanced penalties for conviction of discrimination in public places, aggravated assault, and harassment involving a hate crime; and to provide a penalty.

In general this proposed bill deals with instituting ‘hate crimes’ legislation pertaining to discrimination in public places, aggravated assault, and harassment. The legislation adds to the existing criteria ‘actual or perceived sexual orientation’. NDFA believes: existing law provides justice for all, this would unfairly create a special protected class, our religious liberties would be threatened, and our pastors liberty to Scripturely teach and preach would be jeopardized.

Sponsor(s):

Legislative Management
Tribal and State Relations Committee



SB 2052 - Failed in Senate 2-44 - Opposed as introduced

Title: Tribal and State Relations Committee Relating to an enhanced penalty for conviction of criminal mischief involving a hate crime; and to provide a penalty.

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A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 12.1-21-05 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to an enhanced penalty for conviction of criminal mischief involving a hate crime; and to provide a penalty.

Sponsor(s):

Legislative Management



SB 2167 - Passed in Senate 34-10 - Opposed, favoring HB1465

Title: Relating to bullying; to amend and reenact sections 12.1-15-01, 12.1-17-07, 12.1-17-07.1, and 12.1-31-01 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to crimes that include bullying; and to provide a penalty.

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A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 1-03, two new sections to
chapter 15.1-02, a new section to chapter 15.1-18.2, twelve new sections to chapter 15.1-19, three new sections to chapter 15.1-21, and a new section to chapter 15.1-32 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to bullying; to amend and reenact sections 12.1-15-01, 12.1-17-07, 12.1-17-07.1, and 12.1-31-01 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to crimes that include bullying; and to provide a penalty.

Sponsor(s):

Sen. Marcellais, Lyson, Mathern
Rep. Gruchalla



SB 2189 - Passed in Senate 45-0 - *Support

*favor HB 1246 with 20 acre provision

SB 2189

Title: Relating to the acreage of church property eligible for the church property tax
exemption; and to provide an effective date.

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Sponsor: Sen. Kilzer
Sponsor: Rep. Klemin



SB 2215 - Passed in senate 47-0 - Support as Introduced

SB 2215

Title: A BILL for an Act to provide for umbilical cord blood donation information.

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This bill would encourage doctors and health care professionals to share information providing
options with pregnant women about donating umbilical cord blood for the purposes of future stem
cell medical use.

Sponsor: Sen. Sitte, Kilzer, Berry
Sponsor: Rep. Devlin, Rohr, Delmore

Support as introdued



SB 2277 - Failed in Senate 9-38 - Oppose as Introduced

Title: Relating to exceptions to Sunday closing.

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This bill would expand provisions for certain businesses to be open on Sunday before the current 12
o’clock noon timeframe. At a minimum, car dealerships who sell oil and do oil changes would be able
to open before the noon. This would further erode the ability of families to spend time together and
spend time at worship services.

Sponsor: Sen. Holmberg, Klein, Laffen, Schneider
Sponsor: Rep. Kreun, Sanford



SB 2367 - Passed in Senate 41-4 - *Support as amended

*the bill was amended to a 'study'.  Will support study, in the hopes of the interim committee will bring posiitive legislative proposals for 2013 session.

Title: Relating to a waiting period for divorce and to mandatory marital counseling.

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This bill would provide for a 12 month waiting period before a divorce would be granted, when
children are a part of the family. Mandatory counseling would be required before the divorce would
be granted after the 12 month period.

Sponsor: Sen. Larsen, Sitte, Wanzek
Sponsor: Rep. Grande, Ruby, Koppelma



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