2021 Challenges in the North Dakota Legislature

Date: July 12, 2019

Interim committee studies will include lowering health-care costs and protecting consumer’s personal data

Over the next two years, interim committees of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly will be conducting studies to prepare for the 67th session, which opens Jan. 5, 2021.

Studies of interest to NFIB include:

  • lowering the cost of healthcare
  • eliminating local special assessments
  • protection of consumer personal data
  • state ethics rules and laws.

The Legislature was conservative in the revenue projections it used to craft the 2019-2021 budget. With increased oil production in the state, as well as higher oil prices than the forecast included, the revenue picture for the next biennium should be fairly strong. Moody’s predicts a slight recession starting in the upcoming biennium, but it is not expected to have a major impact on state revenues at this point.

Issues that NFIB will continue to watch include:

  • monitoring how infrastructure funding is received and distributed
  • workforce shortages and training opportunities
  • potential ballot measures that could impact small businesses.

Click here to read the small-business victories NFIB took away from the 2019 session.

Keep up with the latest on North Dakota small business at www.nfib.com/north-dakota or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_ND.


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