North Dakota - 1020 - 2017

The oil extraction tax development fund, the definition of water conveyance project, the state water commission chairman and vice chairman, the infrastructure revolving loan fund, a Bank of North Dakota line of credit, economic analyses for certain water projects, management of the Little Missouri scenic river, the authority of the western area water supply authority, and water rates of the western area water supply authority; to provide for budget section approval; to provide for a state engineer study; to provide for an industrial commission study; to provide for a legislative management study; to provide for reports; to provide a statement of legislative intent; to designate funding; to provide for a transfer; to provide exemptions; to provide a contingent effective date; to provide an effective date; to provide an expiration date; and to declare an emergency.

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Added On: 04-23-2017
Updated On: 05-18-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: Appropriations Committee (Republican)

Actions (29)

  • 01-03-2017 - Introduced, first reading, referred Appropriations Committee
  • 01-06-2017 - Committee Hearing 10:15
  • 01-10-2017 - Committee Hearing 08:30
  • 02-20-2017 - Reported back amended, do pass, amendment placed on calendar 17 2 2
  • 02-21-2017 - Amendment adopted, placed on calendar
  • 02-22-2017 - Second reading, passed, yeas 78 nays 13
  • 02-23-2017 - Introduced, first reading, referred Appropriations Committee
  • 02-23-2017 - Received from House
  • 03-16-2017 - Committee Hearing 08:30
  • 04-04-2017 - Reported back amended, do pass, amendment placed on calendar 14 0 0
  • 04-05-2017 - Returned to House (12)
  • 04-05-2017 - Emergency clause carried
  • 04-05-2017 - Second reading, passed as amended, yeas 45 nays 2
  • 04-05-2017 - Amendment adopted, placed on calendar
  • 04-07-2017 - Conference committee appointed Schmidt Streyle Boe
  • 04-07-2017 - Refused to concur
  • 04-10-2017 - Conference committee appointed G. Lee Sorvaag Robinson
  • 04-24-2017 - Appoint Rep. Mock to replace Rep. Boe on conference committee
  • 04-25-2017 - Reported back from conference committee, amend, placed on calendar
  • 04-25-2017 - Second reading, passed, yeas 76 nays 11, Emergency clause carried
  • 04-25-2017 - Conference committee report adopted
  • 04-25-2017 - Reported back from conference committee, amend, placed on calendar
  • 04-26-2017 - Signed by Speaker
  • 04-26-2017 - Signed by President
  • 04-26-2017 - Emergency clause carried
  • 04-26-2017 - Second reading, passed as amended, yeas 47 nays 0
  • 04-26-2017 - Conference committee report adopted
  • 04-27-2017 - Sent to Governor
  • 05-18-2017 - Signed by Governor, but item veto 05/02

Votes (5)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
02-22-2017House Second readingHouse78133yes
04-05-2017Senate Second readingSenate4520yes
04-25-2017House Second readingHouse76117yes
04-25-2017House Second readingHouse76117yes
04-26-2017Senate Second readingSenate4700yes

News (8)

Minot Mayor reacts to House passing major flood protection funding - KFYR-TV
Published by
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:36:59 GMT

House Bill 1020 would allocate $110 million for Minot and the Souris River Joint Board. On top of that, the bill would also set aside between $70 and $80 million from state water appropriations, out of a potential $150 million. Minot Mayor Chuck Barney ...

Moving water across ND - AG Week
Published by
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:11:26 GMT

The bill, the appropriations bill for the North Dakota State Water Commission, is pending in the Senate. If the Senate passes the bill, the RRVWSP would receive about $30 million in state funds for the next two years. DeKrey anticipates spending about ...

Signed House bill discusses Little Missouri River - The Dickinson Press
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Fri, 05 May 2017 11:54:55 GMT

House Bill 1020 was signed into law by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum last ... Jon Patch, water appropriations division director at the State Water Commission, said that his division requested the addition of the Little Missouri River permits into HB 1020.

Small Town Paper Exposes The Challenges Facing Post-Boom Bakken -
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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:13:16 GMT

HB 1020 just passed the House in a second vote with a vast majority of 78 to 13. Its first public hearing will be held in the Appropriations committee March 16. The bill restructures the debt held by the Western Area Water Supply Agency, WAWSA, or WAWS ...

Water woes - Minot Daily News
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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:05:59 GMT

The House Appropriations' Education and Environment Subcommittee took testimony on the HB 1020, the State Water Commission bill, Tuesday. Ackerman explained the original request was for $119 million. The amount increased to $127 million with the ...

Minot legislators stand on principle against taxing frack water -
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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:29:59 GMT

The Minot Daily News reported yesterday that some Minot legislators have been taking some heat for voting against the Water Commission Budget (HB 1020), but they are standing their ground on principle to oppose the Water (Royalty) Tax on frack water ...

WAWS Goes Political -
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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:58:36 GMT

“Just as the State of North Dakota has experienced an economic downturn due to reduced oil activity in the Bakken region, WAWSA also faces reduced revenues,” says Jaret Wirtz, WAWSA Executive Director. In 2016, WAWSA's overall market share dropped ...

WAWS provision puts water projects in western ND in jeopardy -
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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:20:33 GMT

... HB 1020 (the Water Commission bill) that will require the State Water Commission to pay loans on behalf of WAWS, specifically stating that if WAWS cannot make payment to the Bank of North Dakota, the Water Commission will make the payments instead.