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COMMITTEES MUST COMPLY WITH ALL OPEN MEETING REQUIREMENTS

April 11, 2019

Committees of a public entity are subject to the open meetings laws and must comply with all the requirements. The City of Arnegard violated the law by holding committee meetings without providing public notice. 


DELAY IN PROVIDING RECORDS VIOLATED LAW

April 11, 2019

The city of Dickinson violated the open records laws because it did not provide records within a reasonable time.


SPECIFIC EXEMPTIONS PROTECT RECORDS THAT OTHERWISE WOULD BE OPEN

April 4, 2019

The ND Forensic Examiner’s Office and UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences did not violate the open records law by refusing to disclose the Reports of Death while the investigations were still active.


APPROPRIATION BONDS

March 18, 2019

Bonds payable from appropriations made by the Legislative Assembly must be subject to modification or repeal by future legislative assemblies in order to be upheld against a constitutional debt limit challenge.


FIFTY-FOUR ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGE CONGRESS TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST ROBOCALLS

March 8, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined attorneys general nationwide in urging the US Senate to enact the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation to curb illegal robocalls and spoofing.


AERONAUTICS COMMISSION CERTIFICATIONS

March 1, 2019

Payment of the aircraft excise tax is a condition of registration and must be paid before the Aeronautics Commission may issue an aircraft registration certificate.


STATE “LIFESMARTS” CHAMPIONS

February 13, 2019

Burke Central High School Team won the state LifeSmarts championship and will be representing North Dakota in the national competition in Florida in April.


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPETING FOR CHANCE AT NATIONAL FINALS

February 11, 2019

Fifteen teams of students from nine North Dakota High Schools will compete in the LifeSmarts state finals in Bismarck on Wednesday this week announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. 


SETTLEMENT WITH FOR-PROFIT NATIONAL EDUCATION COMPANY BENEFITS ITS FORMER STUDENTS

January 16, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced that 151 North Dakota former students of the for-profit education company Career Education Corp will receive student loan debt relief totaling more than $340,000. 


THREE UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS BANNED FROM DOING BUSINESS IN NORTH DAKOTA

January 3, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued Cease and Desist Orders banning  unlicensed contractors Timothy Jacobson of Fairmount, Tyler Giles of Fargo, and Patrick Peltier of Bottineau, from conducting any further business in the state.