North Dakota Special Session for Redistricting Scheduled - State and Federal Communications

September 29, 2021  •  

North Dakota Special Session for Redistricting Scheduled

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North Dakota lawmakers announced they will convene on November 8 for a special session to adopt a redistricting plan and to allocate funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Gov. Doug Burgum has not called the Legislature into session as expected under House Bill 1397, which would permit lawmakers as much time as needed for the session.

If the Legislature calls itself into session, the session can only last four days.

Under the North Dakota Constitution, any bills passed after August 1 are effective 90 days after filing.

For the redistricting plan to take effect earlier, upon filing with the Office of Secretary of State, it must pass by a two-thirds vote of each house.

This does not affect lobbyist reporting.

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