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These are the proposed bills NDPERS is following during the 68th Legislative Assembly. Visit the Legislative Assembly site for additional information on all proposed bills. 

Last updated: January 26 at 4 pm CT

Bill No. & Latest Update Description of the Bill  Information provided by NDPERS Position of the NDPERS Board
HB 1039 Relating to the closure of the public employees retirement system main plan, the deferred compensation program, and expansion of the defined contribution retirement plan.   Oppose
HB 1040 Relating to the closure of the public employees retirement system main plan, the deferred compensation program, and expansion of the defined contribution retirement plan.

House Government and Veterans Affair Jan. 13 HB 1040 Testimony

Oppose
HB 1088 Relating to membership of the state investment board. House Government and Veterans Affairs Jan. 12 HB 1088 Testimony Neutral
HB 1095 Relating to the inclusion of comprehensive medication management services in health benefit plans. House Human Services Jan. 17 HB 1095 Testimony Neutral
HB 1146 Relating to public employee fertility health benefits. House Industry, Business and Labor Jan. 10 HB 1146 Testimony Neutral
HB 1183 Relating to a public employees retirement system retirement plan for peace officers.  House Government and Veterans Affairs Jan. 20 HB 1183 Testimony Neutral
HB 1309 Relating to retirement benefits for peace officers employed by the bureau of criminal investigation. House Government and Veterans Affair Jan. 26 HB 1309 Testimony Neutral
HB 1321 Relating to public employees retirement system contracts for health benefits coverage. Relating to retirement board membership and public employees retirement system contracts for health benefits coverage. House Industry, Business, and Labor Jan. 18 HB 1321 Testimony Oppose
HB 1379

Relating to an agriculture infrastructure fund, an economic diversification research fund, a workforce development and enrichment fund, a legacy projects fund, a legacy projects advisory board, and a county and township bridge fund.

Relating to the legacy sinking and interest fund and the legacy earnings fund; to provide a report; to provide an appropriation; to provide a contingent appropriation; and to provide an effective date.

  Support
HB 1411 Relating to public employees retirement system health benefits coverage of prosthetic devices. House Human Services Jan. 25 HB 1411 Testimony Neutral
HB 1413 Relating to out-of-pocket expenses for health care services. House Industry, Business and Labor Jan. 25 HB 1413 Testimony Neutral
HB 1416 Relating to freedom of choice for health care services.   Oppose
HB 1486

Relating to the closure of the public employees retirement system main plan, the deferred compensation program, and expansion of the defined contribution retirement plan.

Relating to a transfer from the legacy earnings fund to the public employees retirement system main plan and the public employees retirement system defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans.

Relating to public employees retirement system retirement plan contribution rates upon reaching full funding; to provide an appropriation; to provide for a transfer; to provide for application; and to provide an effective date

House Government and Veterans Affair Jan. 26 HB 1486 Testimony Oppose
HB 1501 Relating to the North Dakota soybean council; and to provide an effective date.   Oppose (unless amended to pay the employer unfunded liability)
SB 2023 A BILL for an Act to provide an appropriation for defraying the expenses of the public employees retirement system. 

Senate Appropriations Jan. 6 SB 2023 Testimony

Senate Appropriations Jan. 6 SB 2023 Presentation

Support
SB 2031 Relating to a prescription drug reference rate pilot program. Senate Human Services Jan 16. SB 2031 Testimony Oppose
SB 2135 Relating to assignment of dental insurance benefits; and to provide for application.  Senate Human Services Jan. 11 SB 2135 Testimony Neutral
SB 2140 Relating to accident and health insurance coverage of diabetes drugs and supplies. Senate Human Services Jan. 11 SB 2140 Testimony Neutral
SB 2158 A BILL for an Act to provide for a legislative management study of the comprehensive health association of North Dakota. Senate Human Services Jan. 17 SB 2158 Testimony Neutral
SB 2160 Relating to health insurance coverage of telehealth.   Neutral
SB 2164 Relating to members of the public employees retirement board. Senate State and Local Government Jan. 19 SB 2164 Testimony -
SB 2171 Relating to public employees retirement system health benefits. Senate State and Local Government Jan. 26 SB 2171 Testimony Neutral
SB 2239 Relating to public employees retirement system main system plan employer contribution rates and participation in the public employees retirement system defined contribution plan; to provide an appropriation; and to provide for application.   Support
SB 2378 Relating to clinician-administered drugs.    -
SB 2389 Relating to prior authorization for health insurance.   -