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GOVERNOR’S VETO AUTHORITY

June 19, 2017

The Governor has the power to veto parts in an appropriation bill that are related to the vetoed appropriation as long as the bill can stand as workable legislation. 


STENEHJEM JOINS ATTORNEYS GENERAL NATIONWIDE IN INVESTIGATING OPIOID MARKETING PRACTICES

June 16, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is working with a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General across the country in an ongoing investigation to evaluate whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of opioids.  


SWEEPSTAKES SCAMS STILL FINDING VICTIMS

June 14, 2017

Stenehjem: Elderly North Dakotans Particularly Vulnerable 
In the last twelve months, elderly North Dakotans have reported losses of more than $366,000 to sweepstake scams. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the victims all believed they had won a valuable prize in a sweepstake but had to pay assorted fees and taxes before the prize could be released to them. 


UPGRADING A CLASS 2 CONCEALED WEAPON LICENSE

June 8, 2017

A Class 2 license holder now can upgrade to a Class 1 license by completing the additional testing requirements. Find more information in the Concealed Weapon License section


FALLEN OFFICERS REMEMBERED DURING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

May 12, 2017

Next week is National Police Week and North Dakota’s fallen law enforcement officers will be remembered and honored during public events at the state capitol and in local communities across the state. 


EMAIL TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VIOLATED LAW

May 12, 2017

The Cass County Commission violated the open meetings law when it provided tacit approval for a decision of the Chair and Vice Chair via email on a matter of public business.  2017-O-04


PERSONNEL ISSUES AND JOB PERFORMANCE ARE PUBLIC MATTERS

May 12, 2017

Personnel issues and job performance are not protected under the open meetings law. The Devils Lake City Commission violated the law when it held a closed executive session to discuss personnel issues and job performance and duties of the city’s police department and staff. 2017-O-03


INFORMATION GATHERING IS SUBJECT TO OPEN MEETINGS LAW

May 12, 2017

All stages of the decision-making process are subject to the open meetings law, including information gathering. The Glen Ullin City Council violated the law when a quorum of city council members met informally with a sales representative to obtain information about equipment rental rates and purchase options, without providing public notice.  2017-O-02


RECORDING OF LAND SURVEY DOCUMENTS

May 12, 2017

A county recorder may not file or record a land surveying document unless it includes the signature and seal of a registered professional land surveyor, even if the document is just part of an exhibit or attachment. 2017-L-03


RECALL PETITION TIME FRAME

May 5, 2017

A local elected official is not subject to recall if the regularly scheduled election occurs within one year of the date the filing officer certifies the recall petition is valid. 2017-L-02