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Government Finance Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(16 members)

1015 § 38 Study the process of appropriating funds for salaries and wages and the state's classification system, including the feasibility and desirability of appropriating a lump sum amount to each agency for salaries and wages, without identifying specific purposes for the funding and allowing the agency head the flexibility to use the funding as necessary to accomplish the duties and responsibilities of the agency, and the effect of this change on the state's classification and benefits system and on the process of reporting by the agency on its use of the funds to the Legislative Assembly

1015 § 39 Study the feasibility and desirability of establishing a maximum state contribution to the cost of state employee health insurance premiums

1015 § 40 Study the foundation aid stabilization fund, including anticipated growth in the fund, appropriate funding levels, options for the disposition of excess funding if appropriate funding levels are exceeded, the reallocation of oil extraction taxes currently being deposited in the fund, and the feasibility and desirability of proposing changes to the constitution relating to the foundation aid stabilization fund

1452 § 16 Study the feasibility and desirability of existing and possible state retirement plans, including an analysis of both a defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan with considerations and possible consequences for transitioning to a state defined contribution plan.  If conducted, the study may not be conducted by the Employee Benefits Programs Committee.

2124 § 1 Study methods to assure that the legacy fund provides the lasting benefits intended by the voters in enacting the constitutional measure

Review state budget information, including monitoring the status of revenues and appropriations

Review the State Board of Higher Education's activities relating to any agreement or financing associated with the purchase of the Research Enterprise and Commercialization building from the University of North Dakota Research Foundation on the campus of University of North Dakota (Legislative Management Chairman directive)

To view bill drafts considered by the interim committee, please visit the Interim Committee Bill Drafts page.

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