Committee Studies and Assignments
1003 § 24 Study the feasibility and desirability of consolidating attorney and legal-related positions in state government. The study must include an analysis of the number of attorney and legal-related positions in state government, the agency to which the positions are assigned, the type of work performed by the positions, and any efficiencies that may be gained through the consolidation of these positions into the Attorney General's office. The study must include consultation with the Attorney General and any agency with attorney and legal-related positions in state government for the 2021-23 biennium.
1015 § 43 Study space needs of the executive, judicial, legislative branches, and the Ethics Commission. The study must include: a review of each branch's employee work location policies; an assessment of the space needs of each branch to fulfill their constitutional and statutory responsibilities; an evaluation of state agency leases of space from private and other governmental entities in Bismarck, amounts being paid for these leases, and state agency rental payments being made to the Office of Management and Budget from special and federal funds; consideration of the feasibility and desirability of the Office of Management and Budget charging rent to agencies receiving funding from the general fund; and the development of a space utilization plan for the Capitol complex. The study must include consideration of whether adequately sized committee rooms, appropriate accommodations under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, and flexible meeting areas are available.
2023 § 3 Study funding sources for the budget of the Racing Commission. The study must include consideration of the feasibility and desirability of changing the Racing Commission to a special funds only budget and the effect on general fund revenues.
3043 Study the amount, type, cost, and occupancy of property leased by the state or any state agency since January 1, 2018. The study must include a determination of the individuals who own the property leased by the state or a state agency, including the members of a corporation, partnership, or any other type of entity that owns property leased by the state or a state agency, whether any statewide elected or appointed official should be restricted from owning any property leased by the state or state agency under the direction of the state agency, and whether a legislator should be prohibited from voting on appropriation bills for agencies that lease property from the legislator.
Receive a report by the Office of Management and Budget by October 15 of each even-numbered year, regarding the reports received by the Office of Management and Budget from each executive branch state agency, excluding entities under the control of the State Board of Higher Education, receiving federal funds, a plan to operate the state agency when federal funds are reduced by 5 percent or more of the total federal funds the state agency receives. (NDCC § 54-27-27.1)
Approve any agreement between a North Dakota state entity and South Dakota to form a bistate authority. (NDCC § 54-40-01)
Receive a report during the 2021-22 interim from the Adjutant General regarding any land purchased for the expansion of Camp Grafton. (2021 House Bill No. 1016 § 16)