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Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(12 members)

1338 § 1 Study issues related to genetic modification, including impacts on health, the environment, the food supply, product labeling, and actions by other jurisdictions regarding experimental medicine and research, and the promulgation of accurate information regarding genetic modification efforts that exist or are expected to exist in the near future - by Legislative Council directive, limited to genetic modification of agricultural products

1390 § 1 Study the use of biodiesel fuel in this state

2282 § 1 Study methods to encourage production and consumption of ethanol

Study grain shipping rates - Legislative Council directive

Receive report from the Agricultural Research Board on its annual evaluation of research activities and expenditures (NDCC § 4-05.1-19(8))

Receive report from the State Seed Commissioner before July 1, 2002, regarding the regional, national, and international status of genetically enhanced or modified seeds and crops, with attention to the ecological, environmental, health, and marketing aspects of genetically enhanced or modified seeds and crops (2001 S.L., ch. 79, § 2)

Legislative Council Staff

  • John Bjornson

Vice Chairman

Citizen Members

  • Randy Bina, Parks and Recreation Association
  • Bob Frantsvog, League of Cities
  • Devra Smestad, League of Cities
  • Les Krogel, Association of Counties
  • Jon Martinson, School Boards Association
  • Maxine Olson-Hill, Association of Counties
  • Donny L. Malcomb, Township Officers Association


  • John Hoeven, Governor
    State Capitol
    Bismarck, ND 58505