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Video: House Bill Would Allow Law Enforcement to Seize Guns From Legal Medical Marijuana Users

Video: House Bill Would Allow Law Enforcement to Seize Guns From Legal Medical Marijuana Users

When it passed the state Senate SB2140, introduced by Senator Oley Larsen (R-Minot), would have added a section to the North Dakota Century Code allowing a person 30 days to prove to law enforcement they can lawfully carry a concealed weapon. Current law requires people carrying a weapon to produce their license immediately upon demand

Are Free License Plates a Good Way to Reward North Dakota’s Volunteer First Responders?

On the November ballot North Dakota voters will be asked to decide the fate of Measure 4 which, if passed, would allow volunteer first responders to get a special license plate for their vehicles for free. This plate would also entitle them to free entrance to state parks. Here’s the full text of the measure:

Roscoe Streyle: Creating the Department of Environmental Quality Makes Sense

The name-calling, angry, “retired” attack dog of the left Jack Zaleski has been at it again. Readers have to wonder why The Forum still gives him a platform to spew his dishonest venom. The poor excuse of a column he wrote on April 16, 2017, “‘Quality’ in eyes of beholder,” is the epitome of poor

Senator Unruh & Rep. Porter: It Is Time for a North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality

This guest post was submitted by Senator Jessica Unruh (R-Beulah) and Rep. Todd Porter (R-Mandan) With the passage of SB 2327 and the creation of the ND Department of Environmental Quality, our state is now better equipped than ever before to take control of its own environmental future. This bill will move the environmental health

Rep. Porter and Senator Armstrong: Constitutional Carry Is Good Legislation

The column below was submitted by Senator Kelly Armstrong (R-Dickinson) and Rep. Todd Porter (R-Mandan) This week, the legislature passed the “constitutional carry” bill that has since been signed into law by Gov. Burgum. This law allows citizens to carry a concealed weapon if they meet the eligibility requirements for a Class 2 concealed weapons’

Video: It Was #NoDAPL Bill Day in the House of Representatives

During their floor session today the North Dakota House of Representatives took up a number of bills inspired by the turbulent, often unlawful #NoDAPL protests of the last several months. Here’s what they considered: HB1193, sponsored by Rep. Lawrence Klemin, a Republican from Bismarck This bill makes it a Class C Felony to purposefully cause

Video: ND House Almost Passes Bill Which Would Have Outlawed DUI Checkpoints

The North Dakota House of Representatives today spent more than twenty minutes of floor time debating a bill which would have outlawed DUI checkpoints. It was a remarkable debate despite the loss of the bill. Remarkable because it put on display a libertarian-minded faction of state House which has grown over the years. The lawmakers

Lawmaker Accuses Top Burgum Adviser Of Being Something Less Than Transparent In Lobbying Efforts

Last week the Doug Burgum campaign complained that a political consultant working for the Stenehjem campaign – Pat Finken, specifically – didn’t adequately disclose his ties to that campaign while guest hosting Scott Hennen’s talk radio show. “During this time they carried on the facade of a legitimate programing [sic] while orchestrating two hours of

Democrats Fight To Keep ND Gun Laws Complicated: "Bullets Don't Discriminate"

A bill introduced by Rep. Ben Koppelman (R-Fargo) to allow politicians to carry concealed in public buildings failed on a narrow margin earlier this morning, but another bill he introduced to simplify gun laws and expand carry rights had more success. Democrats weren’t too enthused with it, but it passed on a largely party-line vote

Video: ND House Kills Bill Discounting Hunting/Fishing Licenses For National Guard

HB1196 was introduced by Rep. Pete Silbernagle (R-Casselton), and if passed it would have added current or retired National Guard members to the list of people who get reduced fishing and fur bearer hunting permits. The bill got a “do not pass” recommendation from the House Natural Resources Committee on a 12-0 vote (1 member