North Dakota lawmakers assigned to interim study committees
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Legislature’s 141 members have been assigned to committees to study topics that could inspire bills for the next legislative session.
The Legislative Management committee on Monday assigned the lawmakers to conduct 46 studies that range from education funding to the use of earnings from the voter-approved oil tax savings account.
The Legislative Management committee is a 17-member panel that oversees the Legislature’s business between sessions.
Each committee will compile a report and any suggested legislation for the 2021 session.
Republicans hold more than two-thirds majorities in both the North Dakota House and Senate, and they control the study and committee selection process.
Democrats have only one member chairing a study committee. Two years ago, they had three interim committee chairmanships.