ND Legislature

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The North Dakota Legislative Assembly is the formal designation of the state legislature.  The Legislative Assembly consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives.  The Senate may consist of 40-54 members and the House may consist of 80-108 members, depending on the number of senatorial districts.

Legislative members take office December 1 of even-numbered years.  The Legislative Assembly convenes in regular session the following January.

How to Testify Before a North Dakota Legislative Committee

You have the right, as do all citizens, to testify before the North Dakota Legislative Assembly on any bill or resolution.

North Dakota has one of the most open legislatures in the nation. Every bill must have a public hearing before a legislative committee, must be publicly voted upon by the committee, and then must come before the full House or Senate for still another public vote.

Your opportunity to testify on a bill comes at the committee hearing.

Legislative committees meet in rooms on the ground floor or in the legislative wing of the State Capitol. You can come into a committee meeting at any time, even if the door is closed or a hearing is in progress.

Lists of the legislative committees, committee members, and the days and places committees meet are available on this website and at the legislative information kiosk in the hall between the Senate and House chambers.  Committee hearing schedules are available on this website and can be viewed on the monitors by the information kiosk and in the hall of the ground floor at the Capitol.

Most current versions of bills and amendments are available on this website.  You can also get copies of bills from the Bill and Journal Room. However, if the bill has been amended, the printed bill may not include the amendments.

Hearings Before North Dakota Legislative Committees Are Generally Informal and Few Rules Need Be Observed!

For more information visit www.legis.nd.gov/general-information

Find Y0ur Legislator

For more information about the legislators that represent you, including biographies, committee memberships and contact information, visit www.legis.nd.gov/lcn/assembly/constituentViews/public/findmylegislator.htm

 

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