Government Services Committee
Number Of Members:
October 4, 2023 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm CDT
Duties and Studies
Approve any agreement between a North Dakota state entity and South Dakota to form a bistate authority (NDCC § 54-40-01)
2003 § 22 Study the services and needs of the State Crime Laboratory, including staffing and equipment needs; the need for forensic scientists with training in firearms and fingerprint analysis; the feasibility and desirability of remodeling current State Crime Laboratory facilities, acquiring other vacant laboratory facilities in the state, and operating additional State Crime Laboratory facilities in the state; services the State Crime Laboratory should have the capability of providing to support law enforcement entities in the state; and whether the State Crime Laboratory should be administratively separate from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
1288 § 4 Study infrastructure development by private operators as provided for under Chapter 48-02.1, agency construction management procurement procedures under Section 48-01.2-19, and construction management at-risk delivery methods under Section 48-01.2-20. The study must include input from contractor groups and other stakeholders to determine how public-private partnerships are being used and whether the use of these partnerships has been successful.
3030 Study homelessness and barriers to housing, including consideration of the effectiveness of the RentHelp program; the provision of housing financial support; legal assistance programs available to tenants; state, local, or federal educational programs for tenants and landlords regarding rights and responsibilities; month-to-month eviction rates by human service zone area; definitions of homelessness or homeless rates used by government entities; barriers to accessing housing; the manner in which homeless children receive services; historical rates of homelessness; and how a community-based approach to homelessness may reduce rates of homelessness.
4004 Study accessible transportation for older adults and individuals with disabilities in the state. The study must include an evaluation of statewide challenges to system services and barriers to expanding the state's accessible transportation infrastructure, an examination of the fiscal impact of providing accessible transportation, an assessment of effective long-term modification of funding formulas to support accessible transportation, and an evaluation of modifications to anticipate the responsibilities of public entities under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Receive a report from the Veterans' Home by January 1, 2024, on the status of implementing recommendations included in the Veterans' Home strategic plan. (2023 House Bill No. 1007 § 6)
Receive a report from 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)