North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project
The 65th Legislative Assembly organized December 5-7, 2016, and convened in regular session Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The session is limited to 80 legislative days. The 80th day is Friday, April 28, 2017.
The Legislative Assembly consist of 47 Senators and 94 Representatives. The Senate Leadership includes the President (who is also the Lieutenant Governor), President Pro Tempore, Majority Leader, Assistant Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Assistant Minority Leader, Majority Caucus Leader, and Minority Caucus Leader. The House Leadership includes the Speaker, Majority Leader, Assistant Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Assistant Minority Leader, Majority Caucus Leader, and Minority Caucus Leader.
Much of the work of the Legislature will be done in standing committees of the Senate and standing committees of the House. These committees hold public hearings on each bill or resolution, providing an opportunity for interested individuals to give facts and opinions.
The Protection & Advocacy Project (P&A) tracks disabilities-related Legislation. At least weekly, e-mails are sent out with bills, resolutions, hearing schedules, the tracking grid, and other misc. information specific to disabilities-related Legislation. If you are interested in being on the e-mail list, feel free to contact P&A with your name and e-mail address.