North Dakota transparency legislation
Here you will find a collection of transparency legislation in North Dakota.
Here is a list of transparency legislation for North Dakota in 2011:
|House Bill 1075||Current Status: (Placed on calendar awaiting vote from the House)|
House Bill 1075, introduced to the House of Representatives by Representative Eliot Glassheim which would require any state agency that would require any state agency or subdivision to notify the state records management administrator of any unlawfully removed or missing records. 
|House Bill 1156||Current Status: (Placed on calendar awaiting committee assignment in the Senate)|
House Bill 1156, introduced to the House of Representatives by Representative Lawrence Klemin which would make audio recordings of emergency calls exempt from the public record. However the audio recording may be listened to, but not copied. Additionally a transcript of the audio recording may be requested as a public record. 
|Senate Bill 2232||Current Status: (Placed on calendar awaiting committee assignment in the House)|
Senate Bill 2232, introduced to the Senate by Senator John Andrist, would alter the public records and open meetings laws to allow for electronic records, notification of meetings and record storage. 
- House Bill 1121, North Dakota 2011 - This bill would make the actuarial report of the Insurance Commissioner confidential.
- House Bill 1230, North Dakota 2011 - This bill would allow for the release of change in contact information or address to any domestic violence sexual assault organization.
- House Bill 1269, North Dakota 2011 - This bill would allow for the release of nonclinical identifying information of persons in regards to firearm possession.
- House Bill 1396, North Dakota 2011 - This bill would allow a library, archive, or museum to make a donor record exempt for a certain period no longer than 20 years if requested by a donor as a stipulation for donation.
- House Bill 1448, North Dakota 2011 - This bill would prohibit any agency who is being audited from disclosing any record to a consultant that is otherwise prohibited under law.
|The North Dakota legislature either did not have a session or had a fiscal session in 2010.|
- See also: North Dakota Open Records Statute
House Bill 1220  was endorsed by the House Judiciary Committee on January 20, 2009. The bill seeks to change North Dakota's open meetings law to permit local governing bodies to gather during times of emergency without prior issuance of notice. An amendment to the bill specifies that "public officials would be restricted to matters regarding the disaster, and could not conduct any official business without issuing a public notice". 
Senate Bill 2087,  introduced by the Education Committee (at the request of the State Board of Higher Education), seeks to exempt the names of applicants for university presidencies and the higher education system chancellor until a job search reaches the semifinalist phase. Sen. John Andrist (R-Crosby) amended the bill to make more names public sooner in the process, and to give applicants two weeks notice prior to the time when their names would become public, at which point applicants wishing to remain private could rescind their application.  SB2087 passed the Senate 30-15 and now moves to the House. The Bismarck Tribune is advocating for the House to quash the bill, saying it is "not good public policy. It is good-old-boy-network politics." 
SB2087 was defeated in the House 56-37. 
- North Dakota Senate Bill 2093 (2007) would have required the creation of a website detailing the use of government purchase cards.
- ↑ Text of HB 1075
- ↑ Text of HB 1156
- ↑ Text of SB 2232
- ↑ Text of HB1220
- ↑ Open meeting law change endorsed, Bismarck Tribune, January 21, 2009
- ↑ Text and Status of SB 2087
- ↑ ND legislators vote for more openness in college president searches, The Forum, January 27, 2009
- ↑ Bill is about ‘good old boy’ politics, Bismarck Tribune, February 9, 2009
- ↑ ND House defeats bill to weaken open records law, Associated Press, April 9, 2009
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