North Dakota - 2327 - 2017

To create and enact a new subdivision to subsection 2 of section 12-60-24, title 23.1, and subdivision v of subsection 1 of section 54-06-04 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the creation of the department of environmental quality, the transfer of duties and responsibilities of the state department of health relating to environmental quality to the department of environmental quality, and biennial reports of the department of environmental quality...

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Added On: 04-23-2017
Updated On: 09-01-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsors: Kelly Armstrong (Republican), Jessica Unruh (Republican), Rich Wardner (Republican)





Actions (24)

  • 01-23-2017 - Introduced, first reading, referred Government and Veterans Affairs Committee
  • 01-24-2017 - Rereferred to Energy and Natural Resources
  • 01-24-2017 - Request return from committee
  • 02-10-2017 - Committee Hearing 09:30
  • 02-14-2017 - Reported back amended, do pass, amendment placed on calendar 6 1 0
  • 02-15-2017 - Amendment adopted, placed on calendar
  • 02-16-2017 - Second reading, passed, yeas 27 nays 17
  • 02-20-2017 - Received from Senate
  • 02-22-2017 - Introduced, first reading, referred Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • 03-03-2017 - Committee Hearing 09:00
  • 03-10-2017 - Committee Hearing 08:00
  • 03-16-2017 - Committee Hearing 08:00
  • 03-16-2017 - Committee Hearing 02:00
  • 03-27-2017 - Reported back amended, do pass, amendment placed on calendar 12 1 1
  • 03-28-2017 - Second reading, passed as amended, yeas 69 nays 23
  • 03-28-2017 - Amendment adopted, placed on calendar
  • 03-29-2017 - Returned to Senate (12)
  • 03-31-2017 - Laid over one legislative day
  • 04-03-2017 - Concurred
  • 04-03-2017 - Second reading, passed, yeas 31 nays 16
  • 04-04-2017 - Signed by Speaker
  • 04-04-2017 - Signed by President
  • 04-05-2017 - Sent to Governor
  • 04-10-2017 - Signed by Governor 04/07

Votes (3)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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Passed
02-16-2017Senate1700yes
03-28-2017House2300yes
04-03-2017Senate1600yes

Sponsors (6)

News (5)

Lawmakers scrutinize proposal to create new ND environmental department - AG Week
Published by agweek.com
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:56:27 GMT

Senate Bill 2327 would transfer the powers of the Environmental Health Section in the North Dakota Department of Health to a new Department of Environmental Quality, its leader being a member of the governor's Cabinet. Primary sponsor Sen. Jessica ...

Bill would create new state agency - Bismarck Tribune
Published by bismarcktribune.com
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:37:00 GMT

SB2327 would take all of the responsibilities involving environmental quality from the North Dakota Department of Health and move them into a newly created Department of Environmental Quality. The transfer would occur over the interim prior to the 2019 ...

Lawmakers push bill to create new state environmental agency - Bismarck Tribune
Published by bismarcktribune.com
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:05:53 GMT

The energy industry was mostly ambivalent to the change, with the only concern being the state's maintenance of primacy, which allows it to run federal regulatory programs at the state level. Jason Bohrer, president of the Lignite Energy Council, said ...

Senate passes bill to split state health department - Bismarck Tribune
Published by bismarcktribune.com
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:47:41 GMT

Sen. Kelly Armstrong, R-Dickinson, speaks in February on Senate Bill 2327, a bill dealing with separating the environmental section from the Department of Health and creating a new agency to be called the Department of Environmental Quality.

Governor signs bill to create Department of Environmental Quality - Bismarck Tribune
Published by bismarcktribune.com
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 21:09:02 GMT

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed legislation separating the Environmental Health Section from the North Dakota Department of Health to create a standalone Department of Environmental Quality. Under Senate Bill 2327, the DEQ will continue to administer ...