Happy New Year! The 2019 Legislative Session is set to begin tomorrow! In preparation for this, the first review of pre-filed bills has been completed. Attached you will find the “GRID” which includes those bills that are disability-related. So far, the hearing schedule only shows hearings for next Monday, January 7th. None of the bills on the GRID are scheduled for hearing that day. The hearing schedule for the rest of next week will reportedly be out this Friday, at which time the GRID will be updated and resent to you. If you find disability-related bills that I’ve missed, please feel free to contact me.
Click "here" to see the 1.2.19 Legislative Grid.
As a reminder, the weekly statewide Legislative Working Committee (LWC) meetings have been scheduled for Friday afternoons, beginning January 4th, from 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. The meetings are conducted via Interactive Video Network (IVN) with eleven sites available. Here are the sites:
WILLISTON – Williston State College – Stevens Hall Room 108
MINOT – Minot State University – Administration Bldg. Room 359
DEVILS LAKE – Lake Region State College – Administration Bldg. Room 171
BELCOURT – Turtle Mountain Community College – Main Campus Bldg. 2nd Floor Room 211
GRAND FORKS – University of North Dakota – Twamley Hall Room 404
GRAFTON – Life Skills & Transition Center – 701 West 6th Street – West Conference Room (across from the cafeteria)
FARGO – North Dakota State University – EML 170
WAHPETON – North Dakota State College of Science – Library 117
JAMESTOWN – North Dakota State Hospital – 2605 Circle Drive, Room 322
BISMARCK – Protection & Advocacy Project – 400 East Broadway, Suite 409
DICKINSON – Dickinson State University – Klinefelter Hall Room 220
In addition, Bismarck will have its Saturday morning LWC meetings from 10 a.m. until noon beginning January 5th. These meetings will be held at the Bismarck Public Schools Facilities Bldg. located at 705 South 9th Street. Please use the door on the north side of the bldg. which will be marked with a sign. There is a parking lot next to the building.
If you are not familiar with the Legislative Working Committees, they are gatherings for individuals with disabilities, family members, advocacy organizations, providers, professionals, policy-makers, etc. to talk about disability-related legislation. Members will discuss bills and hear information about hearings that have been held. Everyone is welcome! Please share this with others!
LISTEN IN & SPEAK OUT!