SB 2315, the property rights bill, was on the House calendar today.
Rep. Ben Koppelman moved to have the question divided, with Division A being the criminal trespass portion and Division B being the hunting and advisory group portions. Division A passed 71 to 22, Division B failed 37 to 56 and the final bill (Division A with some effective dates) passed 55 to 38.
What does that mean? It means the bill is still alive, but in a very different form than what passed in the Senate. Now, a conference committee comprised of three senators and three representatives will be appointed to negotiate a version that both chambers must take back to their respective chambers for a final vote. That conference committee work will likely begin next week.
Thanks to all who have engaged on this issue. It was fun to see a great group of NDSA members there again today for the vote. This is as far as we have ever gotten on this issue, and it is thanks to the diligence of great members like you.
North Dakota 66th Legislative Session
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Resources to Recovery
If you have suffered livestock losses, report them to your FSA county office within 30 days of when the losses became apparent. A phone call to the county office works for this notification.