Request to Protect Information
The home address and telephone number of a criminal justice official/employee is confidential and cannot be released (N.D.C.C. Section 44-04-18.3). The 2021 legislature expanded the list of individuals whose information is protected. However, effective August 1, 2021, even if the address and phone are protected, the property information in GIS systems, property tax records and tax parcel data systems is not protected unless the criminal justice official/employee makes a written request to protect that information from release, which request must be submitted annually to the proper county office and (if applicable) city office.
- Request to Protect Information
- File it with the County Recorder’s office in your county of residence. The county recorder will route your request to any other applicable county offices. If you reside in a city that releases or publishes tax or GIS information, you must also submit this request to the city tax department in your city of residence.
Products that Contain CBD
In December, 2018, the Agricultural Improvement Act (Farm Bill) passed, which removed hemp and hemp-derived products from Schedule I. The federal Food & Drug Administration, which has jurisdiction over the regulation of Cannabis-Derived Products, has provided further clarification.
- Law enforcement: For information regarding enforcement authority, contact the prosecuting attorney’s office having jurisdiction.
- Licensed professionals: Contact your licensing board.
- Public/Business owners: For information about the sale or purchase of products containing CBD, please contact an attorney in private practice or the FDA.
Federal T-21 Laws
The federal government recently passed new tobacco related laws (“T21”), through the Food & Drug Administration. For guidance on enforcement, consult your City Attorney or County State’s Attorney.
Law Enforcement Officer Tuition Waiver Program
A licensed peace officer who has been employed as a law enforcement officer for at least two years and who has maintained a satisfactory job performance may be eligible to receive a waiver of 25% of resident tuition and fees at a ND state College or University. The completed Application for Tuition Waiver is submitted to the state college or university where the officer is enrolled. For more information, contact the North Dakota University Systems.
24/7 Sobriety Program
The 24/7 Sobriety Program has been operating in North Dakota since 2008. These guidelines are meant to assist the district courts, municipal courts, law enforcement agencies, and the North Dakota Department of Transportation in the administration of the 24/7 sobriety program.
Under section 54-12-32 of the North Dakota Century Code, a local law enforcement agency may submit a request for a Blue Alert. The request is submitted to the BCI for review and if the request complies with the statutory requirements the BCI forwards the request to the ND Department of Emergency Services to be issued.