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Video: Democrat Lawmaker Says Concealed Carry Bill Will "Open Up The Door To Terrorists"

Video: Democrat Lawmaker Says Concealed Carry Bill Will "Open Up The Door To Terrorists"

HB1241 is legislation that cleans up and simplifies North Dakota law governing concealed carry. As amended it makes a number of changes to the law such as expanding concealed carry in establishments that sell alcohol. Currently you can’t carry in any establishment that serves alcohol. Under HB1241, you can conceal carry in establishments that serve

Video: ND House Kills Anti-Holiday Shopping Bill

Earlier this legislative session the state Senate passed a bill, SB2208, which takes aim at stores opening on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Dave Oehlke (R-Devils Lake) would have prohibited any lease from requiring that a business be open on Thanksgiving or Christmas (there is already a prohibition on a

Bill To Let Politicians Carry Concealed In Public Buildings Fails On Narrow Vote

Rep. Ben Koppelman (R-West Fargo) wanted to improve security in North Dakota’s public buildings by allowing elected officials to carry concealed. To that end he introduced HB1257. Currently concealed carry isn’t allowed at all in the state’s public buildings, up to and including the capitol. Koppelman’s bill, as amended, would have allowed elected and appointed

Sponsor Of Guns In Schools Bill: If This Doesn't Pass Lawmakers Should Teach Kids Zig Zag Pattern

HB1195, sponsored by Rep. Dwight Kiefert  (R-Valley City), would give school districts the authority to designate an individual to carry a concealed weapon on school grounds. That person would have to meet training requirements, and coordinate response plans with local law enforcement. The bill ultimately passed on a 53-38 vote, but the highlight of the

North Dakota House Votes To Give Public Workers Defined Contribution Pension Option

Under HB1452, introduced by Rep. Jim Kasper, would give new state hires the option of choosing a defined contribution pension plan instead of the existing (and fiscally in jeopardy) defined benefits pension. SAB readers will remember that earlier this week there was a lengthy debate on the floor of the state Senate, in advance of

ND House Votes Down Minimum Wage Increase

Rep. Steve Zaiser introduced HB1414 which would have mandated annual increases in North Dakota’s minimum wage indexed to inflation as calculated by North Dakota State University. It was debated on the floor of the House today and voted down by a 24 – 70 vote. Here’s video of the floor debate. Zaiser and fellow Democrat

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