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ACU's

RATINGS of
NORTH DAKOTA
2019

The nation’s gold standard to hold nearly 8,000 lawmakers accountable for their voting records.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Letter from the Chairman........................................................2 North Dakota Senate Scores.................................................11

/acuconservative Selecting the Votes........................................................................3 North Dakota House Statistics............................................14

2019 Winners & Losers.................................................................4 North Dakota House Vote Descriptions......................15


/acuconservative
North Dakota Senate Statistics............................................5 North Dakota House Scores............................................... 20
conservative.org/ratings North Dakota Senate Vote Descriptions..................... 6
ACU'S Ratings of North Dakota 2019 | CENTER FOR LEGISLATIVE ACCOUNTABILITY

LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN


Dear Fellow Conservative,

The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA) is proud to present our Ratings of the
North Dakota legislature for 2019. Like our Ratings of Congress, which date back 48 years, the CLA’s Ratings of the States are meant
to reflect how elected officials view the role of government in an individual’s life. We begin with our philosophy (conservatism is the
political philosophy that sovereignty resides in the person) and then apply the correct purpose of government (its essential role is to
defend Life, Liberty and Property).

As a 501(c)(3) educational endeavor, these Ratings serve as a retrospective analysis to explain to voters, the media, scholars and
activists how consistently lawmakers apply conservative principles when casting votes. The CLA evaluates over 100,000 bills and
ultimately selects around 2,000 bills to produce scorecards for Congress and all 50 states.

Our American Experiment in self-governance depends on our ability as citizens to evaluate whether our elected officials implement
policies that help people live happier, healthier, more productive lives. The CLA’s Ratings of the States equips citizens with clear and
effective analysis to hold the nation’s 8,000 lawmakers accountable for
their votes.

The Left has renewed its commitment to advance socialism in their zeal
to fundamentally transform America. With such an important fight ahead,
it’s never been more important for our elected officials to understand the
proper role of government and for Americans to defend our conservative
values and take action to preserve liberty.

Sincerely,

Matt Schlapp
Chairman
American Conservative Union Foundation

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ACUF ACU
Executive Committee Executive Committee
Matt Schlapp Matt Schlapp Ron Christie
Chairman Chairman Secretary
Millie Hallow
Vice Chair
Charlie Gerow Ed Yevoli SELECTING THE VOTES
Vice Chairman At-Large
Van D. Hipp, Jr. Carolyn D. Meadows Dan Schneider
Treasurer 2nd Vice Chair Executive Director ACU researched and selected a range of
Kimberly Bellissimo Bob Beauprez bills before the North Dakota legislature
Secretary Treasurer that determine a member’s adherence to
Dan Schneider conservative principles. We selected bills
Executive Director that focus on Ronald Reagan’s philosophy
of the “three-legged stool”: 1) fiscal and
Board Members
economic: taxes, budgets, regulation,
Board Members Jackie Arends KT McFarland spending, healthcare, and property; 2) social
José Cárdenas Larry Beasley Priscilla O’Shaughnessy and cultural: 2nd amendment, religion, life,
welfare, and education; and 3) government
Gordon Chang Kimberly Bellissimo Ron Robinson
integrity: voting, individual liberty, privacy,
Jonathan Garthwaite Morton C. Blackwell Mike Rose and transparency. This wide range of issues
Charlie Gerow Jamie Burke Peter Samuelson are designed to give citizens an accurate
Niger Innis José Cárdenas Terry Schilling assessment that conveys which of North
Dakota’s elected leaders best defend the
Adam Laxalt Muriel Coleman Matt Smith
principles of a free society: Life, Liberty and
Willes K. Lee Sean Fieler Chris Turner Property.
Carolyn D. Meadows Alan M. Gottlieb Bill Walton
Randy Neugebauer Van D. Hipp, Jr. Thomas Winter
Thomas Winter Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser

Center for Legislative Accountability Staff

Fred McGrath Francis Finnegan Abigail Draiss Jonathan Moy


Director Data Analyst and Policy Fellow Policy Fellow
Luke Schneider Manager Joseph Johns
Public Affairs & Larry Hart Policy Fellow
Policy Analyst Senior Policy Fellow

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2019 WINNERS & LOSERS

90-100% AWARD FOR CONSERVATIVE


EXCELLENCE ≤ 10% COALITION OF THE
RADICAL LEFT

SENATE HOUSE SENATE HOUSE

n/a KADING, TOM n/a n/a

MARSCHALL, ANDREW

RUBY, DAN

80-89% AWARD FOR CONSERVATIVE


ACHIEVEMENT

SENATE HOUSE HOUSE HOUSE HOUSE

CLEMENS, DAVID BECKER, RICK HOVERSON, JEFF LANING, VERNON RUBY, MATTHEW

KANNIANEN, JORDAN BELLEW, LARRY HOWE, MICHAEL LOUSER, SCOTT SCHATZ, MIKE

KREUN, CURT DELZER, JEFF JOHNSTON, DANIEL McWILLIAMS, AARON SCHOBINGER, RANDY

MEYER, SCOTT DOCKTER, JASON JONES, TERRY PAULSON, BOB SIMONS, LUKE

GRUENEICH, JIM KOPPELMAN, BEN POLLERT, CHET TOMAN, NATHAN

HEADLAND, CRAIG KOPPELMAN, KIM PORTER, TODD TROTTIER, WAYNE

Republicans in ALL CAPS, Democratics in initial capitals, asterisk indicates independent/libertarian/other

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NORTH DAKOTA SENATE STATISTICS

REPUBLICAN AVERAGE DEMOCRAT AVERAGE

68% 32%
OVERALL
AVERAGE

60% NORTH DAKOTA SENATE CONSERVATIVE RATINGS

RED = REPUBLICANS BLUE = DEMOCRATS

15

LOWEST 12
REPUBLICAN

LEE, JUDY
# OF
STATE 9

50%
SENATORS

3
HIGHEST
DEMOCRAT
0
0-9% 10-19% 20-29% 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80-89% 90-100%
DOTZENROD, JIM
2019 ACUF PERCENTAGE

38%

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NORTH DAKOTA SENATE VOTE DESCRIPTIONS


1. SB 2223 Preventing Tax and Spending Cuts by Redirecting Oil 5. HB 1336 Protecting the Lives of the Unborn by Requiring Disclosure of
Extraction Tax Revenue. This bill enables government to avoid spending Abortion Reversal Options. This bill protects life by ensuring that medical
cuts in times of budget shortfall by redirecting oil extraction tax revenue information about reversing an abortion is provided to all patients before
to a new health and human services stabilization fund. Under the bill, they undergo an abortion procedure. Under the bill, health care providers
5% of the revenue is redirected from the Legacy Fund (rainy day fund) are prohibited from withholding the possibility of reversing the effects
to the HHS fund where it is supposedly to be used to prevent cuts in of abortion-inducing drugs. Previously, abortion clinics were able to
services during a budget shortfall. ACU opposes this scheme to prevent perform abortions without providing this crucial information to patients.
spending cuts and believes oil tax revenue should be used to provide ACU believes abortion is a human tragedy, supports restrictions to end
tax cuts (as proposed in HB 1530, No. 9 in this guide) and opposed this the practice and efforts to provide appropriate medical information to
bill. The Senate defeated the bill on January 31, 2019 by a vote of 12-33. patients and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on March 15,
2019 by a vote of 34-11 and the bill was signed into law.
2. SB 2288 Hiking the Gas Tax without Voter Approval. This bill places an
additional $59.2 million tax burden on motorists by hiking the gas tax
by 4 cents per gallon without voter approval. ACU believes tax increases 6. HB 1193 Protecting Job Opportunities by Prohibiting further Minimum
should be a measure of last resort, opposes placing this costly financial Wage Increases. This bill protects job opportunities for North Dakotans
burden on motorists without voter approval and opposed this bill. The by prohibiting political subdivisions or local governments from
Senate defeated the bill on February 4, 2019 by a vote of 18-26. imposing minimum wages higher than the state level. ACU opposes
increases in the minimum wage which lead to higher unemployment
3. SB 2233 Mandating that State Employee Health Insurance Policies and hurt those who need employment the most, such as inexperienced
Cover Fertility Services. This bill mandates that public employee health workers and students, supports the ability of employees to negotiate
benefit plans include coverage of fertility services. Under the bill, public their own benefits and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on
employees are eligible for expanded taxpayer-provided fertility services March 18, 2019 by a vote of 35-11 and the bill was signed into law.
such as in vitro fertilization and erectile dysfunction medications,
among a litany of other services, all with no copay or deductible. While 7. HB 1097 Expanding Economic Freedom by Allowing Stores to Open on
ACU sympathizes with those who rely on this coverage, we oppose Sundays. This bill expands economic freedom by allowing businesses
health insurance mandates such as this, which drives up the costs for to operate all day on Sundays. The bill repeals the state’s “blue laws,”
government employees and saddles taxpayers with an additional half- which date back to the 19th century and prohibited businesses from
million dollars in costs and opposed this bill. The Senate defeated the operating on Sunday mornings. ACU believes the free market is the
bill on February 14, 2019 by a vote of 11-35. best mechanism to determine the most effective hours of business,
supports the right of businesses to decide their own hours of operation,
4. SB 2360 Expanding Cronyism by Exempting More Farmers from and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on March 19, 2019 by
Taxation. This bill shifts property tax burdens to other taxpayers by a vote of 25-21 and the bill was signed into law.
expanding the number of farmers eligible for property tax exemptions,
even if they also use their property for nonfarming purposes. This is
8. HB 1200 Protecting Consumers by Preventing Municipalities from
accomplished by basing tax exemption eligibility on gross income
instead of net income, as was previous law. Additionally, the bill now Banning or Taxing Bags and Containers. This bill protects consumers
allows farmers to earn any amount of nonfarm income and remain from unnecessary costs by prohibiting municipalities from banning or
eligible for tax exemptions, as long as farming constituted at least 66% imposing taxes on plastic bags or other “auxiliary containers,” such as
of their gross income. ACU supports the lowest possible tax rate for all bottles, containers and reusable bags. ACU believes that government
property owners and opposes expanding this carve-out which transfers (including both state and local) should not limit an individual’s
tax liabilities to other property owners not favored by the government choice in how they take their groceries home and supported this
and opposed this bill. The Senate passed the bill on February 15, 2019 bill. The Senate passed the bill on March 20, 2019 by a vote of 31-14 and
by a vote of 34-11 and the bill was signed into law. the bill was signed into law.

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9. HB 1530 Tapping the Legacy Fund to Gradually Reduce the State Income 12. HB 1515 Mandating that Health Insurance Policies Provide Pregnancy
Tax. This bill is designed to provide tax relief by tapping the Legacy Coverage. This bill requires the state to seek a federal waiver to expand
Fund so that the state can annually reduce individual and corporate Medicare and Medicaid coverage to pregnant women who earn up to
income taxes. The Legacy Fund requires two-thirds majority votes in 162% of the federal poverty level (previously 152%). ACU supports efforts
both chambers of the legislature in order to access the funds, which to help people live healthier, happier, more productive lives and efforts
consist of oil and gas tax revenues. ACU supports the use of a portion of to reduce intergenerational poverty by encouraging individuals to
these funds to reduce or eliminate individual and business income tax become self-sufficient and opposed this bill. The Senate passed the bill
burdens rather than increase unnecessary government spending and on March 27, 2019 by a vote of 43-4 and the bill was signed into law.
supported this bill. The Senate defeated the bill on March 20, 2019 by a
vote of 4-41. 13. HB 1042 Allowing Concealed Carry in Church Buildings and Places of
Worship. This bill strengthens Second Amendment rights by allowing
10. HB 1337 Improving Access to Emergency Medical Services Care by individuals to carry a concealed firearm in a church or place of worship.
Reforming Licensure. This bill improves access to emergency medical Under the bill, individuals wishing to exercise their right to conceal
services by committing North Dakota to the Recognition of EMS carry must obtain approval from a primary religious leader or governing
Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA). Under the bill, board of the place of worship and maintain a valid concealed carry
licensed EMS providers whose home states participate in REPLICA may license. ACU supports the founders’ belief in the Second Amendment,
practice in any member state, including transporting patients across opposes “gun-free zones” which threaten public safety by stripping
state lines to receive care. Additionally, EMS providers who relocate individuals of their ability to defend themselves, and supported this bill.
to North Dakota may complete an expedited licensure application The Senate passed the bill on March 29, 2019 by a vote of 42-3 and the
in order to continue providing emergency medical services. Licenses bill was signed into law.
may only be recognized across state lines if member states utilize a
national registry of licensees and conduct background checks for initial 14. HB 1163 Reducing Penalties for Carrying Concealed Firearms in Prohibited
licensure. ACU opposes the proliferation of licensing requirements Spaces. This bill reduces unreasonable penalties for carrying concealed
that reduce available services, raise consumer costs and are primarily firearms in spaces the state has prohibited such as motor vehicles
designed to restrict competition and supported this bill as a step in the and certain public gatherings. Under the bill, penalties are reduced
right direction. The Senate passed the bill on March 21, 2019 by a vote of from Class A and B misdemeanors to infractions, reducing the
46-0 and the bill was signed into law. maximum penalty from 360 days’ imprisonment and/or $3,000 fine
to a maximum $1,000 fine without imprisonment. ACU supports the
11. HB 1464 Improving Educational Outcomes by Studying the founders’ belief in the Second Amendment and strengthening the
Implementation of a School Choice Program. This bill directs legislative ability of individuals to defend themselves and supported this bill as a
management to study the feasibility and implementation of a school step in the right direction. The Senate passed the bill on March 29, 2019
choice program. The study must include the design, operation and by a vote of 35-10 and the bill was signed into law.
costs associated with the program and consider educational savings
accounts as well as other types of school choice programs. ACU
has long been a supporter of improving education through school
choice and believes the implementation of a program should be well
developed and fiscally responsible and supported this bill. The Senate
defeated the bill on March 21, 2019 by a vote of 13-33.

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15. HB 1332 Granting Schools the Ability to Participate in Armed First 18. SB 2347 Reducing Fraud and Patient Abuse in Medicaid. This bill
Responders Program. This bill gives schools the ability to develop a plan increases the integrity of Medicaid by establishing the Medicaid Fraud
to participate in the armed first responders program which designates Control Unit under the office of the attorney general. Under the bill,
a representative from the school to carry a concealed firearm for the the new unit is tasked with investigating and prosecuting Medicaid
protection of students. Law enforcement and the state department fraud as well as patient abuse. ACU supports protecting taxpayer funds
of homeland security must approve the plans, and each school’s from fraud and waste and ensuring Medicaid recipients receive proper
governing board may eliminate the plan at any time. Under the bill, treatment and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on April 2,
first responders may not be direct supervisors of students and must 2019 by a vote of 45-2 and the bill was signed into law.
undergo criminal background checks, various trainings, including risk
assessment, or be a former law enforcement officer. ACU supports the 19. SB 2061 Ensuring Equal Taxation of Motor Vehicle Transportation. This bill
founders’ belief in the Second Amendment, supports increasing public helps ensure that all motorists are equally responsible for maintaining
safety by strengthening the ability of individuals to defend themselves, public roads by creating an electric vehicle registration fee. The fee
and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on March 29, 2019 by ranges between $50 and $120 depending on how a vehicle is powered.
a vote of 31-14 and the bill was signed into law. Due to the fact drivers of electric vehicles do not pay the gas tax,
the bill is designed to help ensure they are paying their portion of
16. HB 1381 Protecting Second Amendment Rights by Prohibiting Firearm road maintenance costs. ACU supports all sources of energy, believes
Buyback Programs. This bill protects Second Amendment rights by all motorists (regardless of how their vehicles are powered) should
prohibiting the state and local governments from implementing contribute to infrastructure costs and supported this bill. The Senate
firearm buyback programs, which are initiatives designed to reduce or passed the bill on April 4, 2019 by a vote of 31-16 and the bill was signed
eliminate lawful firearm ownership. ACU supports the founders’ belief into law.
in the second amendment and supported this bill. The bill Senate
passed the bill March 29, 2019 by a vote of 33-12 and the bill was signed 20. SB 2320 Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses. This bill directs
into law. all public institutions of higher education in the state to adopt free
expression policies that protect the First Amendment free speech rights
17. HB 1546 Protecting the Lives of Unborn Children by Prohibiting of all students and faculty. Under the bill, the right to express, speak,
Dismemberment Abortions. This bill protects the lives of unborn and assemble, regardless of their views, is protected, so long as the
children by banning the practice of dismemberment abortion which activity does not substantially disrupt the operation of the institution.
involves cutting apart the fetus for extraction. These types of abortions While the bill includes a provision which cedes lawmaking authority
are performed as late as the 14th week of a pregnancy, when unborn relating to the free speech of faculty to the American Association of
babies are fully formed and have beating hearts, functional brains, and University Professors, the bill as a whole provides substantive protection
motor skills in their arms, legs, hands and fingers. The bill is effective on of free speech for students. ACU supports the freedom of speech and
the date the attorney general and legislative management believes it assembly and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on April 10,
is probable the act will be upheld as constitutional based on actions of 2019 by a vote of 40-7 and the bill was signed into law.
the Supreme Court. ACU believes abortion is a human tragedy, supports
restrictions on the practice and supported this bill. The Senate passed
the bill on March 29, 2019 by a vote of 39-7 and the bill was signed into
law.

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21. SB 2269 Restricting “Food Freedom” by Imposing Unreasonable Burdens 24. SB 2345 Protecting Animal Feeding Operations from Additional
on Cottage Food Producers. This bill reduces consumer choice by Regulations. This bill strengthens the property rights of farmers by
imposing additional regulatory burdens on producers of “cottage prohibiting municipalities from applying new zoning and land use
foods,” or home-prepared foods. In the 2017 session, the legislature ordinances to previously established farming properties. Under the
passed a bill allowing the sale of cottage foods for noncommercial bill, municipalities maintain the ability to adopt new regulations, but
uses (exempt from numerous regulations) as long as cottage food already-established animal feeding operations must comply only with
producers ensure consumers are aware that products are produced in regulations that were in place at the time the farm was established.
an unlicensed kitchen. This bill limits North Dakota’s food freedom by ACU’s Center for 21st Century Property Rights is a leading voice on
banning certain foods from being produced as cottage foods, including this and other issues relating to real property. ACU supports this effort
low-acid canned foods, like green beans, and requiring refrigerated to protect farmers and their investments from an ever-expanding
foods, like meringue pie, to be sold frozen. ACU supports food freedom patchwork of local laws and regulations governing the practice of
and expanding individual liberties and opposed this bill. The Senate farming and supported this bill. The Senate passed the bill on April 23,
passed the bill on April 18, 2019 by a vote of 44-2. (The bill was defeated 2019 by a vote of 36-11 and the bill was signed into law.
in the House.)
25. HB 1286 Protecting Property Rights by Limiting Civil Asset Forfeiture
22. HB 1040 Expanding Cronyism by Establishing a Tax Credit for Certain Abuse. This bill protects property rights and the right to due process
Manufacturing Machinery. This bill shifts tax burdens to other taxpayers by establishing that law enforcement may pursue civil asset forfeiture
by providing a 20% tax credit on select manufacturing machinery to only if an individual has been convicted or pleads guilty to a crime, or
certain businesses. Specifically, the bill provides the credit to “primary it has been established “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the property
sector” businesses which vow to use the machinery to automate was used in the commission of a crime. Furthermore, if property is
manufacturing and improve productivity or increase wages by 5%. ACU abandoned and alleged to have been used in the commission of a
supports the lowest possible tax rate for all businesses and opposes this crime, the standard of proof required to pursue forfeiture is elevated
carve-out which provides competitive advantages to select companies to “clear and convincing evidence” (previously “preponderance of the
and transfers tax liabilities to other taxpayers and opposed this bill. The evidence”). ACU Foundation’s Nolan Center for Justice is a leading
Senate passed the bill on April 22, 2019 by a vote of 46-0 and the bill authority on this issue and works to pursue policies that cut crime,
was signed into law. reduce the size and scope of government and responsibly reduce
incarceration rates. ACU supports strong property rights and protections
23. SB 2317 Improving Health Care Access by Streamlining Licensing against asset forfeiture abuse and believes that forfeiture proceedings
Requirements for Health Care Facilities. This bill improves access to should not occur without a criminal conviction and supported this bill
health care by streamlining requirements for health care facility as a step in the right direction. The Senate passed the bill on April 26,
renovation projects. Specifically, the bill allows the state to waive certain 2019 by a vote of 43-4 and the bill was signed into law.
requirements to obtain the renovation license if noncompliance does
not adversely affect the health and safety of the public. ACU opposes
the proliferation of licensing requirements that reduce available
services, raise consumer costs and are primarily designed to restrict
competition and supported this bill as a step in the right direction. The
Senate passed the bill on April 23, 2019 by a vote of 46-1 and the bill
was signed into law.

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26. HB 1333 Placing Taxpayer Funds at Risk by Providing $15 Million in Loans
to the Tech Industry. This bill interferes in the free market and places
taxpayer funds at risk by establishing the “innovation loan program”
which provides $15 million in loans to select technology companies
favored by government. The loan program, administered by the Bank
of North Dakota (the only state-owned bank in the country), provides
loans at 0% interest for three years, with slight progressive interest
increases in following years. Under the bill, the Bank of North Dakota
must select a seven-member committee and disburse nearly $250,000
to the seven members as compensation for running the program. ACU
opposes government interference in the marketplace, which places
businesses and individuals not favored by government at competitive
disadvantages, believes the free market is the best mechanism to
determine funding, and opposed this bill. The Senate passed the bill on
April 26, 2019 by a vote of 47-0 and the bill was signed into law.

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NORTH DAKOTA SENATE SCORES

NORTH DAKOTA SENATE VOTE DETAIL


ACU Position N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N

HB 1040
HB 1200
SB 2360

HB 1097

HB 1530

SB 2320
SB 2288

HB 1042

SB 2269

HB 1286
HB 1546

SB 2345
HB 1464
HB 1336 
SB 2233

SB 2347
SB 2223

HB 1333
HB 1332

SB 2061
HB 1337

HB 1515

HB 1163

HB 1381
HB 1193

SB 2317
2019 2017 LIFETIME
Party Dist. % % AVG

ANDERSON, HOWARD R 8 73% 50% 62% + - + + + + + + - + - + + + + + - + + + - - + + + -

Bakke, Jonell D 43 35% n/a 35% - - - - - - + - - + + - - + - + - + - + - - + - + -

BEKKEDAHL, BRAD R 1 64% 56% 61% + x + + + + + - - + - - + + - - + + + + - - + + + -

BURCKHARD, RANDY R 5 72% 57% 64% + + + x + + + - - + - - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

CLEMENS, DAVID R 16 81% 67% 74% + + + - + + - + + + + + + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

COOK, DWIGHT R 34 77% 56% 71% + + + + + + - + - + + - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

DAVISON, KYLE R 41 52% n/a 51% - - + x - + + x x + - - + + - - + + - + - - + + + -

DEVER, DICK R 32 77% 67% 69% + + + + + + - + - + + - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

Dotzenrod, Jim D 26 38% 22% 29% - - - - + - + - - + - - + - + - + + - + - - + - + -

DWYER, MIKE R 47 55% n/a 55% - - + - + + - + - + - - x x x x x + + + - x + + + -

ELKIN, JAY R 36 65% n/a 65% + + + - + + - + - + - - + + + + + + - + - - + + + -

ERBELE, ROBERT R 28 65% 56% 62% + + - - + + - + - + - - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

FORS, ROBERT R 19 69% n/a 69% + + + - + + - + - + - - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

Grabinger, John D 12 31% 17% 22% - - - - - - + - - + - - + - - - + + - + - - + - + -

Heckaman, Joan D 23 35% 22% 28% - - - - - - + - - + - - + - - - + + + + - - + - + -

+ = Member voted with ACU’s position † = Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result did not receive a rating for the 2019 session. Two-thirds of the selected bills must be voted on to
- = Member voted against ACU’s position receive a score.
x = Member was absent for vote R = Republican
D = Democrat

• SB 2223 Preventing Tax and Spending Cuts by • HB 1200 Protecting Consumers by Preventing • HB 1332 Granting Schools the Ability to • HB 1040 Expanding Cronyism by Establishing a
Redirecting Oil Extraction Tax Revenue. Municipalities from Banning or Taxing Bags and Participate in Armed First Responders Program. Tax Credit for Certain Manufacturing Machinery.
• SB 2288 Hiking the Gas Tax without Voter Containers.HB 1530 Tapping the Legacy Fund to HB 1381 Protecting Second Amendment Rights SB 2317 Improving Health Care Access by
Approval. Gradually Reduce the State Income Tax. T by Prohibiting Firearm Buyback Programs. Streamlining Licensing Requirements for Health
• SB 2233 Mandating that State Employee Health • HB 1337 Improving Access to Emergency Medical • HB 1546 Protecting the Lives of Unborn Children Care Facilities.
Insurance Policies Cover Fertility Services. Services Care by Reforming Licensure. by Prohibiting Dismemberment Abortions. • SB 2345 Protecting Animal Feeding Operations
• SB 2360 Expanding Cronyism by Exempting More • HB 1464 Improving Educational Outcomes by • SB 2347 Reducing Fraud and Patient Abuse in from Additional Regulations.
Farmers from Taxation. Studying the Implementation of a School Choice Medicaid. • HB 1286 Protecting Property Rights by Limiting
• HB 1336 Protecting the Lives of the Unborn Program. • SB 2061 Ensuring Equal Taxation of Motor Vehicle Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse.
by Requiring Disclosure of Abortion Reversal • HB 1515 Mandating that Health Insurance Policies Transportation. • HB 1333 Placing Taxpayer Funds at Risk by
Options. Provide Pregnancy Coverage. • SB 2320 Protecting Free Speech on College Providing $15 Million in Loans to the Tech
• HB 1193 Protecting Job Opportunities by • HB 1042 Allowing Concealed Carry in Church Campuses. Industry.
Prohibiting further Minimum Wage Increases. Buildings and Places of Worship. • SB 2269 Restricting “Food Freedom” by Imposing
• HB 1097 Expanding Economic Freedom by • HB 1163 Reducing Penalties for Carrying Unreasonable Burdens on Cottage Food
Allowing Stores to Open on Sundays. Concealed Firearms in Prohibited Spaces. Producers.

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NORTH DAKOTA SENATE VOTE DETAIL


ACU Position N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N

HB 1040
HB 1200
SB 2360

HB 1097

HB 1530

SB 2320
SB 2288

HB 1042

SB 2269

HB 1286
HB 1546

SB 2345
HB 1464
HB 1336 
SB 2233

SB 2347
SB 2223

HB 1333
HB 1332

SB 2061
HB 1337

HB 1515

HB 1163

HB 1381
HB 1193

SB 2317
2019 2017 LIFETIME
Party Dist. % % AVG

Hogan, Kathy D 21 23% 30% 24% - - - - - - + - - + - - - - - - - + - + - - + - + -

HOGUE, DAVID R 38 54% 69% 64% - + + - + + - + - + + - + - - + + - - + - - + + + -

HOLMBERG, RAY R 17 73% 47% 52% + + + + + + + + - + - - + + - + + + + + - - + + + -

KANNIANEN, JORDAN R 4 81% 78% 79% + + + + + + + + - + + + + + + + + + + - - - + + + -

KLEIN, JERRY R 14 64% 56% 61% + + + - x + - + - + - - + + + + + + - + - - + + + -

KREBSBACH, KAREN R 40 58% 50% 54% + - + - - + + + - + - - + + - + - + + + - - + + + -

KREUN, CURT R 42 81% 44% 63% + + + + + + + + - + - - + + + + + + + + + - + + + -

LARSEN, OLEY R 3 65% 83% 74% + + + - + + - + + + + + + + + + + - - + - - - + - -

LARSON, DIANE R 30 69% 61% 67% + + + - + + - + - + + - + + + + + + + - - - + + + -

LEE, GARY R 22 62% 61% 62% + + + - + + - + - + - - + + + - + + + - - - + + + -

LEE, JUDY R 13 50% 39% 42% - - + + - + + - - + - - x x x x - + + + - - + + + -

LEMM, RANDY R 20 n/a† n/a n/a x x x x x x x x x x x - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

LUICK, LARRY R 25 54% 67% 58% + - + - + - - + - + - - + + + + + + + - - - + + - -

Marcellais, Richard D 9 27% 17% 21% - - - - - - + - - + - - - - - + + + - - - - + - + -

Mathern, Tim D 11 31% 6% 12% - - - - + - - - - + - - + - - - + + - + - - + - + -

MEYER, SCOTT R 18 81% 50% 65% + + + + + + + + + + - - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

+ = Member voted with ACU’s position † = Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result did not receive a rating for the 2019 session. Two-thirds of the selected bills must be voted on to
- = Member voted against ACU’s position receive a score.
x = Member was absent for vote R = Republican
D = Democrat

• SB 2223 Preventing Tax and Spending Cuts by • HB 1200 Protecting Consumers by Preventing • HB 1332 Granting Schools the Ability to • HB 1040 Expanding Cronyism by Establishing a
Redirecting Oil Extraction Tax Revenue. Municipalities from Banning or Taxing Bags and Participate in Armed First Responders Program. Tax Credit for Certain Manufacturing Machinery.
• SB 2288 Hiking the Gas Tax without Voter Containers.HB 1530 Tapping the Legacy Fund to HB 1381 Protecting Second Amendment Rights SB 2317 Improving Health Care Access by
Approval. Gradually Reduce the State Income Tax. T by Prohibiting Firearm Buyback Programs. Streamlining Licensing Requirements for Health
• SB 2233 Mandating that State Employee Health • HB 1337 Improving Access to Emergency Medical • HB 1546 Protecting the Lives of Unborn Children Care Facilities.
Insurance Policies Cover Fertility Services. Services Care by Reforming Licensure. by Prohibiting Dismemberment Abortions. • SB 2345 Protecting Animal Feeding Operations
• SB 2360 Expanding Cronyism by Exempting More • HB 1464 Improving Educational Outcomes by • SB 2347 Reducing Fraud and Patient Abuse in from Additional Regulations.
Farmers from Taxation. Studying the Implementation of a School Choice Medicaid. • HB 1286 Protecting Property Rights by Limiting
• HB 1336 Protecting the Lives of the Unborn Program. • SB 2061 Ensuring Equal Taxation of Motor Vehicle Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse.
by Requiring Disclosure of Abortion Reversal • HB 1515 Mandating that Health Insurance Policies Transportation. • HB 1333 Placing Taxpayer Funds at Risk by
Options. Provide Pregnancy Coverage. • SB 2320 Protecting Free Speech on College Providing $15 Million in Loans to the Tech
• HB 1193 Protecting Job Opportunities by • HB 1042 Allowing Concealed Carry in Church Campuses. Industry.
Prohibiting further Minimum Wage Increases. Buildings and Places of Worship. • SB 2269 Restricting “Food Freedom” by Imposing
• HB 1097 Expanding Economic Freedom by • HB 1163 Reducing Penalties for Carrying Unreasonable Burdens on Cottage Food
Allowing Stores to Open on Sundays. Concealed Firearms in Prohibited Spaces. Producers.

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NORTH DAKOTA SENATE VOTE DETAIL


ACU Position N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N

HB 1040
HB 1200
SB 2360

HB 1097

HB 1530

SB 2320
SB 2288

HB 1042

SB 2269

HB 1286
HB 1546

SB 2345
HB 1464
HB 1336 
SB 2233

SB 2347
SB 2223

HB 1333
HB 1332

SB 2061
HB 1337

HB 1515

HB 1163

HB 1381
HB 1193

SB 2317
2019 2017 LIFETIME
Party Dist. % % AVG

MYRDAL, JANNE R 10 65% 72% 69% + + + - + + - + - + + - + + + + + + + - - - + + - -

Oban, Erin D 35 31% 17% 25% - - - - - - + - - + - - + - - - + + - + - - + - + -

OEHLKE, DAVE R 15 58% 56% 59% + - + - + + + + - + - - + + + - - + + + - - + - + -

OSLAND, ARNE R 20 n/a† 47% 47% + x + - x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

PATTEN, DALE R 39 73% n/a 73% + + + - + + + + - + - - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

Piepkorn, Merrill D 44 35% 28% 31% + + - - - - + - - + - - + - - - - + - + - - + - + -

POOLMAN, NICOLE R 7 72% 56% 64% + x + - + + + + - + - - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

Robinson, Larry D 24 36% 17% 21% x - - - + - - - - + - - + - - - + + + + - - + - + -

ROERS, JIM R 46 73% 44% 59% + - + + + + + + - + + - + + + + + + + + - - + + - -

ROERS, KRISTIN R 27 76% n/a 76% + + + + - + + + - + - - + + + + + + + + x - + + + -

RUST, DAVID R 2 69% 50% 61% + + + - + + - + - + - - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

SCHAIBLE, DONALD R 31 69% 50% 67% + + + - + + - + - + - - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

SORVAAG, RONALD R 45 69% 44% 59% + + + - + + + + - + - - + + + + + + - + - - + + + -

UNRUH, JESSICA R 33 69% 65% 69% + + + - + + + + - + + - + + + + + + - - - - + + + -

VEDAA, SHAWN R 6 67% 50% 58% x + x - + + - + - + + - + + + + + + - + + - + + - -

WANZEK, TERRY R 29 73% 71% 69% + - + - + + - + + + + - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

WARDNER, RICH R 37 65% 44% 58% + + + - + + - - - + - - + + + + + + + + - - + + + -

+ = Member voted with ACU’s position † = Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result did not receive a rating for the 2019 session. Two-thirds of the selected bills must be voted on to
- = Member voted against ACU’s position receive a score.
x = Member was absent for vote R = Republican
D = Democrat

• SB 2223 Preventing Tax and Spending Cuts by • HB 1200 Protecting Consumers by Preventing • HB 1332 Granting Schools the Ability to • HB 1040 Expanding Cronyism by Establishing a
Redirecting Oil Extraction Tax Revenue. Municipalities from Banning or Taxing Bags and Participate in Armed First Responders Program. Tax Credit for Certain Manufacturing Machinery.
• SB 2288 Hiking the Gas Tax without Voter Containers.HB 1530 Tapping the Legacy Fund to HB 1381 Protecting Second Amendment Rights SB 2317 Improving Health Care Access by
Approval. Gradually Reduce the State Income Tax. T by Prohibiting Firearm Buyback Programs. Streamlining Licensing Requirements for Health
• SB 2233 Mandating that State Employee Health • HB 1337 Improving Access to Emergency Medical • HB 1546 Protecting the Lives of Unborn Children Care Facilities.
Insurance Policies Cover Fertility Services. Services Care by Reforming Licensure. by Prohibiting Dismemberment Abortions. • SB 2345 Protecting Animal Feeding Operations
• SB 2360 Expanding Cronyism by Exempting More • HB 1464 Improving Educational Outcomes by • SB 2347 Reducing Fraud and Patient Abuse in from Additional Regulations.
Farmers from Taxation. Studying the Implementation of a School Choice Medicaid. • HB 1286 Protecting Property Rights by Limiting
• HB 1336 Protecting the Lives of the Unborn Program. • SB 2061 Ensuring Equal Taxation of Motor Vehicle Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse.
by Requiring Disclosure of Abortion Reversal • HB 1515 Mandating that Health Insurance Policies Transportation. • HB 1333 Placing Taxpayer Funds at Risk by
Options. Provide Pregnancy Coverage. • SB 2320 Protecting Free Speech on College Providing $15 Million in Loans to the Tech
• HB 1193 Protecting Job Opportunities by • HB 1042 Allowing Concealed Carry in Church Campuses. Industry.
Prohibiting further Minimum Wage Increases. Buildings and Places of Worship. • SB 2269 Restricting “Food Freedom” by Imposing
• HB 1097 Expanding Economic Freedom by • HB 1163 Reducing Penalties for Carrying Unreasonable Burdens on Cottage Food
Allowing Stores to Open on Sundays. Concealed Firearms in Prohibited Spaces. Producers.

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NORTH DAKOTA HOUSE STATISTICS

REPUBLICAN AVERAGE DEMOCRAT AVERAGE

77% 34%
OVERALL
AVERAGE

70% NORTH DAKOTA HOUSE CONSERVATIVE RATINGS

RED = REPUBLICANS BLUE = DEMOCRATS

40

35
LOWEST
REPUBLICAN 30

# OF
25
BEADLE, THOMAS STATE

48%
REPS
20

15

10
HIGHEST
DEMOCRAT 5

BOE, TRACY
0-9% 10-19% 20-29% 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80-89% 90-100%

63%
2019 ACUF PERCENTAGE

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NORTH DAKOTA HOUSE VOTE DESCRIPTIONS


1. HB 1042 Allowing Concealed Carry of Firearms in Churches and Places of 4. HB 1336 Protecting the Lives of the Unborn by Requiring Disclosure of
Worship. This bill strengthens Second Amendment rights by allowing Abortion Reversal Options. This bill protects life by ensuring that medical
individuals to carry a concealed firearm in a church or place of worship. information about reversing an abortion is provided to all patients
Under the bill, individuals wishing to exercise their right to conceal before they undergo an abortion procedure. Under the bill, health care
carry must obtain approval from a primary religious leader or governing providers are prohibited from withholding the possibility of reversing
board of the place of worship and be lawfully permitted to carry a the effects of abortion-inducing drugs. Previously, abortion clinics were
firearm. ACU supports the founders’ belief in the Second Amendment, able to perform abortions without providing this crucial information
supports increasing public safety by strengthening the ability of to patients. ACU believes abortion is a human tragedy, supports
individuals to defend themselves, and supported this bill. The House restrictions to end the practice and efforts to provide appropriate
passed the bill on January 14, 2019 by a vote of 91-0 and the bill was medical information to patients and supported this bill. The House
signed into law. passed the bill on January 28, 2019 by a vote of 73-16 and the bill was
signed into law.
2. HB 1097 Expanding Economic Freedom by Allowing Stores to Open on
Sundays. This bill expands economic freedom by allowing businesses 5. HB 1163 Reducing Penalties for Carrying Concealed Firearms in Prohibited
to operate all day on Sundays. The bill repeals the state’s “blue laws,” Spaces. This bill reduces unreasonable penalties for carrying concealed
which date back to the 19th century and prohibited businesses from firearms in spaces the state has prohibited such as motor vehicles
operating on Sunday mornings. ACU believes the free market is the and certain public gatherings. Under the bill, penalties are reduced
best mechanism to determine the most effective hours of business, from Class A and B misdemeanors to infractions, reducing the
supports the right of businesses to decide their own hours of operation, maximum penalty from 360 days’ imprisonment and/or $3,000 fine
and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on January 17, 2019 by to a maximum $1,000 fine without imprisonment. ACU supports the
a vote of 56-35 and the bill was signed into law. founders’ belief in the Second Amendment and strengthening the
ability of individuals to defend themselves and supported this bill as
3. HB 1386 Imposing a 28% Tax on E-Cigarettes. This bill places extreme a step in the right direction. The House passed the bill on February 5,
financial burdens on users of electronic vaping devices such as 2019 by a vote of 78-14 and the bill was signed into law.
e-cigarettes and Juul by imposing a 28% wholesale tax. Under the
bill, businesses which sell e-cigarettes must become licensed in the 6. HB 1509 Reducing Job Opportunities by Mandating a Paid Family
state and comply with a litany of regulations or face penalties. The Leave Program. This bill reduces job opportunities by mandating that
bill includes a carve-out tax exemption for e-cigarettes and tobacco employers with 50 or more employees set up a paid family leave
products given to the state’s hospital or veterans’ home. ACU opposes program which provides 12 weeks’ paid leave. The program is funded by
“sin taxes” which disproportionately harm certain individuals, especially an assessment on employers and employees (each contribute 2 cents
those earning lower incomes, and opposed this bill. The House for every $10 of earned wages) in addition to a $5 million appropriation
defeated the bill on January 25, 2019 by a vote of 22-69. from the general fund. The program pays out 66% of an employee’s
wages, up to $4,000 per month for up to 12 weeks’ leave annually. ACU
believes employers and employees should be free to negotiate their
own benefits, and opposes this infringement of the right to contract,
which may limit the ability of employees to receive other benefits or job
perks, and opposed this bill. The House defeated the bill on February 5,
2019 by a vote of 17-75.

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7. HB 1464 Improving Educational Outcomes by Studying the 10. HB 1193 Protecting Job Opportunities by Prohibiting further Minimum
Implementation of a School Choice Program. This bill directs legislative Wage Increases. This bill protects job opportunities for North Dakotans
management to study the feasibility and implementation of a school by prohibiting political subdivisions or local governments from
choice program. The study must include the design, operation and imposing minimum wages higher than the state level. ACU opposes
costs associated with the program and consider educational savings increases in the minimum wage which lead to higher unemployment
accounts as well as other types of school choice programs. ACU and hurt those who need employment the most, such as inexperienced
has long been a supporter of improving education through school workers and students, supports the ability of employees to negotiate
choice and believes the implementation of a program should be well their own benefits and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on
developed and fiscally responsible and supported this bill. The House February 19, 2019 by a vote of 73-20 and the bill was signed into law.
passed the bill on February 6, 2019 by a vote of 73-19. (The bill was
defeated in the Senate.) 11. HB 1200 Protecting Consumers by Preventing Municipalities from
Banning or Taxing Bags and Containers. This bill protects consumers
8. HB 1337 Improving Access to Emergency Medical Services Care by from unnecessary costs by prohibiting municipalities from banning or
Reforming Licensure. This bill improves access to emergency medical imposing taxes on plastic bags or other “auxiliary containers,” such as
services by committing North Dakota to the Recognition of EMS bottles, containers and reusable bags. ACU believes that government
Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA). Under the bill, (including both state and local) should not limit an individual’s
licensed EMS providers whose home states participate in REPLICA may choice in how they take their groceries home and supported this
practice in any member state, including transporting patients across bill. The House passed the bill on February 19, 2019 by a vote of 72-19
state lines to receive care. Additionally, EMS providers who relocate and the bill was signed into law.
to North Dakota may complete an expedited licensure application
in order to continue providing emergency medical services. Licenses 12. HB 1381 Protecting Taxpayers from Wasteful Firearm Buyback Programs.
may only be recognized across state lines if member states utilize a This bill protects taxpayers from wasteful spending by prohibiting the
national registry of licensees and conduct background checks for initial state and local governments from implementing firearm buyback
licensure. ACU opposes the proliferation of licensing requirements programs. These initiatives use taxpayer funds to purchase firearms
that reduce available services, raise consumer costs and are primarily from the public and incentivize the sales of old and worthless units
designed to restrict competition and supported this bill as a step in the to government. ACU supports the founders’ belief in the Second
right direction. The House passed the bill on February 11, 2019 by a vote Amendment and efforts to reduce wasteful spending and supported
of 89-3 and the bill was signed into law. this bill. The House passed the bill on February 19, 2019 by a vote of 66-
26 and the bill was signed into law.
9. HB 1530 Tapping the Legacy Fund to Gradually Reduce the State Income
Tax. This bill is designed to provide tax relief by tapping the Legacy
Fund so that the state can annually reduce individual and corporate
income taxes. The Legacy Fund requires two-thirds majority votes in
both chambers of the legislature in order to access the funds, which
consist of oil and gas tax revenues. ACU supports the use of a portion of
these funds to reduce or eliminate individual and business income tax
burdens rather than increase unnecessary government spending and
supported this bill. The House passed the bill on February 14, 2019 by a
vote of 61-31. (The bill was defeated in the Senate.)

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13. HB 1184 Strengthening Property Rights by Limiting Eminent Domain 16. SB 2061 Ensuring Equal Taxation of Motor Vehicle Transportation. This bill
Abuse. This bill protects property owners from abuses of eminent helps ensure that all motorists are equally responsible for maintaining
domain by requiring state and local governments to follow detailed public roads by creating an electric vehicle registration fee. The fee
procedures that afford property owners greater opportunities to ranges between $50 and $120 depending on how a vehicle is powered.
protect their property rights and receive just compensation. This bill is Due to the fact drivers of electric vehicles do not pay the gas tax,
designed to reform “quick take” eminent domain proceedings which the bill is designed to help ensure they are paying their portion of
allow government to take title to a property even before a hearing is road maintenance costs. ACU supports all sources of energy, believes
providing to a landowner. Under the bill, property owners have the all motorists (regardless of how their vehicles are powered) should
right to discuss and negotiate the proceedings with government for contribute to infrastructure costs and supported this bill. The House
at least 60 days and landowners must be provided detailed appraisals passed the bill on March 14, 2019 by a vote of 72-17 and the bill was
and notifications of negotiation deadlines. The ACU Foundation’s signed into law.
Center for 21st Century Property Rights is a leading voice on this and
other issues relating to real property rights. ACU supports all efforts to 17. SB 2360 Expanding Cronyism by Exempting More Farmers from Taxation.
strengthen property rights, believes eminent domain should only be This bill shifts property tax burdens to other taxpayers by expanding the
used for public purposes and that property owners should be provided number of farmers eligible for property tax exemptions, even if they also
due process and just compensation and supported this bill. The House use their property for nonfarming purposes. This is accomplished by
defeated the bill on February 20, 2019 by a vote of 26-64. basing tax exemption eligibility on gross income instead of net income,
as was previous law. Additionally, the bill now allows farmers to earn
14. HB 1515 Mandating that Health Insurance Policies Provide Pregnancy any amount of nonfarm income and remain eligible for tax exemptions,
Coverage. This bill requires the state to seek a federal waiver to expand as long as farming constituted at least 66% of their gross income.
Medicare and Medicaid coverage to pregnant women who earn up to ACU supports the lowest possible tax rate for all property owners and
162% of the federal poverty level (previously 152%). ACU supports efforts opposes expanding this carve-out which transfers tax liabilities to other
to help people live healthier, happier, more productive lives and efforts property owners not favored by the government and opposed this bill.
to reduce intergenerational poverty by encouraging individuals to The House passed the bill on March 18, 2019 by a vote of 74-18 and the
become self-sufficient and opposed this bill. The House passed the bill bill was signed into law.
on February 20, 2019 by a vote of 86-5 and the bill was signed into law.
18. SB 2347 Reducing Fraud and Patient Abuse in Medicaid. This bill
15. HCR 3037 Urging Congress to Recognize the Expiration of the Equal increases the integrity of Medicaid by establishing the Medicaid Fraud
Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. This resolution urges Control Unit under the office of the attorney general. Under the bill,
Congress to recognize that ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment the new unit is tasked with investigating and prosecuting Medicaid
(ERA) failed in 1979 due to the seven-year ratification deadline set by fraud as well as patient abuse. ACU supports protecting taxpayer funds
Congress. As a result, the resolution recognizes that North Dakota’s 1975 from fraud and waste and ensuring Medicaid recipients receive proper
support for ratification is null and void. ACU opposes the ERA due to the treatment and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on March
fact it has nothing to do with treating individuals equally, but instead 29, 2019 by a vote of 85-2 and the bill was signed into law.
is a tool introduced by the Left to provide judges with carte blanche
authority to abuse the legal system, including attacking the private
sector and providing “rights” to abortions, and supported this resolution.
The House adopted the resolution on March 5, 2019 by a vote of 67-21.
(The bill was defeated in the Senate.)

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19. HB 1332 Granting Schools the Ability to Participate in Armed First 22. SB 2269 Restricting “Food Freedom” by Imposing Unreasonable Burdens
Responders Program. This bill gives schools the ability to develop a plan on Cottage Food Producers. This bill reduces consumer choice by
to participate in the armed first responders program which designates imposing additional regulatory burdens on producers of “cottage
a representative from the school to carry a concealed firearm for the foods,” or home-prepared foods. In the 2017 session, the legislature
protection of students. Law enforcement and the state department passed a bill allowing the sale of cottage foods for noncommercial
of homeland security must approve the plans, and each school’s uses (exempt from numerous regulations) as long as cottage food
governing board may eliminate the plan at any time. Under the bill, producers ensure consumers are aware that products are produced in
first responders may not be direct supervisors of students and must an unlicensed kitchen. This bill limits North Dakota’s food freedom by
undergo criminal background checks, various trainings, including risk banning certain foods from being produced as cottage foods, including
assessment, or be a former law enforcement officer. ACU supports the low-acid canned foods, like green beans, and requiring refrigerated
founders’ belief in the Second Amendment, supports increasing public foods, like meringue pie, to be sold frozen. ACU supports food freedom
safety by strengthening the ability of individuals to defend themselves, and expanding individual liberties and opposed this bill. The House
and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on April 2, 2019 by a defeated the bill on April 18, 2019 by a vote of 26-65.
vote of 75-15 and the bill was signed into law.
23. HB 1040 Expanding Cronyism by Establishing a Tax Credit for Certain
20. HB 1546 Protecting the Lives of Unborn Children by Prohibiting Manufacturing Machinery. This bill shifts tax burdens to other taxpayers
Dismemberment Abortions. This bill protects the lives of unborn by providing a 20% tax credit on select manufacturing machinery to
children by banning the practice of dismemberment abortion which certain businesses. Specifically, the bill provides the credit to “primary
involves cutting apart the fetus for extraction. These types of abortions sector” businesses which vow to use the machinery to automate
are performed as late as the 14th week of a pregnancy, when unborn manufacturing and improve productivity or increase wages by 5%. ACU
babies are fully formed and have beating hearts, functional brains, and supports the lowest possible tax rate for all businesses and opposes this
motor skills in their arms, legs, hands and fingers. The bill is effective on carve-out which provides competitive advantages to select companies
the date the attorney general and legislative management believes it and transfers tax liabilities to other taxpayers and opposed this bill. The
is probable the act will be upheld as constitutional based on actions of House passed the bill on April 22, 2019 by a vote of 68-24 and the bill
the Supreme Court. ACU believes abortion is a human tragedy, supports was signed into law.
restrictions on the practice and supported this bill. The House passed
the bill on April 3, 2019 by a vote of 79-12 and the bill was signed into 24. SB 2345 Protecting Animal Feeding Operations from Additional
law. Regulations. This bill strengthens the property rights of farmers by
prohibiting municipalities from applying new zoning and land use
21. SB 2320 Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses. This bill directs ordinances to previously established farming properties. Under the
all public institutions of higher education in the state to adopt free bill, municipalities maintain the ability to adopt new regulations, but
expression policies that protect the First Amendment free speech already-established animal feeding operations must comply only with
rights of all students and faculty. Under the bill, the right to express, regulations that were in place at the time the farm was established.
speak, and assemble, regardless of viewpoint, is protected, so long ACU’s Center for 21st Century Property Rights is a leading voice on
as the activity does not substantially disrupt the operation of the this and other issues relating to real property. ACU supports this effort
institution. Additionally, the bill prohibits universities from cancelling to protect farmers and their investments from an ever-expanding
guest speakers for their viewpoints or political ideology. While the patchwork of local laws and regulations governing the practice of
bill includes a provision which cedes lawmaking authority relating to farming and supported this bill. The House passed the bill on April 23,
the free speech of faculty to the American Association of University 2019 by a vote of 75-14 and the bill was signed into law.
Professors, the bill as a whole provides substantive protection of
free speech for students. ACU supports the freedom of speech and
assembly as protected under the First Amendment and supported this
bill. The House passed the bill on April 8, 2019 by a vote of 87-3 and the
bill was signed into law.

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25. SB 2317 Improving Health Care Access by Reducing Hospital Construction 27. HB 1333 Placing Taxpayer Funds at Risk by Providing $15 Million in Loans
Regulatory Barriers. This bill improves access to health care by reducing to the Tech Industry. This bill interferes in the free market and places
regulatory barriers for health care facility building and renovation taxpayer funds at risk by establishing the “innovation loan program”
projects. Specifically, the bill allows health care facilities to apply which provides $15 million in loans to select technology companies
for “innovation waivers” which allow them to bypass certain state favored by government. The loan program, administered by the Bank
regulations relating to construction or renovations that do not adversely of North Dakota (the only state-owned bank in the country), provides
affect health or safety. ACU opposes the proliferation of unnecessary loans at 0% interest for three years, with slight progressive interest
regulatory barriers that drive up health care costs and restrict increases in following years. Under the bill, the Bank of North Dakota
competition and supported this bill as a step in the right direction. The must select a seven-member committee and disburse nearly $250,000
House passed the bill on April 24, 2019 by a vote of 90-3 and the bill to the seven members as compensation for running the program. ACU
was signed into law. opposes government interference in the marketplace, which places
businesses and individuals not favored by government at competitive
26. HB 1286 Protecting Property Rights by Limiting Civil Asset Forfeiture disadvantages, believes the free market is the best mechanism to
Abuse. This bill protects property rights and the right to due process determine funding, and opposed this bill. The House passed the bill on
by establishing that law enforcement may pursue civil asset forfeiture April 26, 2019 by a vote of 72-20 and the bill was signed into law.
only if an individual has been convicted or pleads guilty to a crime, or
it has been established “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the property
was used in the commission of a crime. Furthermore, if property is
abandoned and alleged to have been used in the commission of a
crime, the standard of proof required to pursue forfeiture is elevated
to “clear and convincing evidence” (previously “preponderance of the
evidence”). ACU Foundation’s Nolan Center for Justice is a leading
authority on this issue and works to pursue policies that cut crime,
reduce the size and scope of government and responsibly reduce
incarceration rates. ACU supports strong property rights and protections
against asset forfeiture abuse and believes that forfeiture proceedings
should not occur without a criminal conviction and supported this bill
as a step in the right direction. The House passed the bill on April 26,
2019 by a vote of 55-37 and the bill was signed into law.

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NORTH DAKOTA HOUSE SCORES

NORTH DAKOTA HOUSE VOTE DETAIL


ACU Position Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N

HCR 3037

HB 1040
HB 1200

SB 2360
HB 1509
HB 1097

HB 1530

SB 2320
HB 1042

SB 2269
HB 1386

HB 1286
HB 1546

SB 2345
HB 1464
HB 1336

SB 2347

HB 1333
SB 2061

HB 1332
HB 1337

HB 1515
HB 1184
HB 1163

HB 1381
HB 1193

SB 2317
2019 2017 LIFETIME
Party Dist. % % AVG

Adams, Mary D 43 30% n/a 30% + + - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - + - - + + - - + + -

ANDERSON, BERT R 2 68% 47% 62% + - + + x x + + - + + + - - + + - + + + + - - + + + -

ANDERSON, DICK R 6 65% 45% 57% + x x x + + + + + - + + - - - + - + + + + + - x + - -

Anderson, Pamela D 41 27% 5% 16% + + - - - - - + - - - - x - - - - + - - + - - - + + -

BEADLE, THOMAS R 27 48% 52% 55% + + - - - + + + - + - - - - - - - + + + + + - + + - -

BECKER, RICK R 7 89% 100% 92% + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + + + + + - - +

BELLEW, LARRY R 38 84% 77% 83% + - + + + + + + + + + + x - + - + x + + + + + + + - +

BLUM, JAKE R 42 78% 70% 74% + + + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + - -

Boe, Tracy D 9 63% 24% 43% + + - + + - - + - - + + - - - + - + + + + + - + + + +

BOSCH, GLENN R 30 77% 61% 69% + + - + + + + + - + + + - - + + x + + + + + - + + + -

Boschee, Joshua D 44 31% 18% 20% + + - - - - - + - - - - - - - + - x - - + + - - + + -

BRANDENBURG, R 28 75% 65% 72% + + + + + + + + + + x x - - x + - + + + + - - + + + -


MICHAEL
Buffalo, Ruth D 27 26% n/a 26% + x - - + - + + - - - - - - - x - + - - - - x x + - -

DAMSCHEN, R 10 74% 52% 66% + - + + + + + + - + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + + -


CHARLES
+ = Member voted with ACU’s position † = Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result did not receive a rating for the 2019 session. Two-thirds of the selected bills must be voted on to receive a score.
- = Member voted against ACU’s position R = Republican
x = Member was absent for vote D = Democrat

• HB 1042 Allowing Concealed Carry of Firearms in • HB 1337 Improving Access to Emergency Medical • HB 1515 Mandating that Health Insurance Policies • HB 1546 Protecting the Lives of Unborn Children by
Churches and Places of Worship. Services Care by Reforming Licensure. HB 1530 Provide Pregnancy Coverage. HCR 3037 Urging Prohibiting Dismemberment Abortions. SB 2320
• HB 1097 Expanding Economic Freedom by Tapping the Legacy Fund to Gradually Reduce the Congress to Recognize the Expiration of the Equal Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses.
Allowing Stores to Open on Sundays. State Income Tax. Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. • SB 2269 Restricting “Food Freedom” by Imposing
• HB 1386 Imposing a 28% Tax on E-Cigarettes. • HB 1193 Protecting Job Opportunities by • SB 2061 Ensuring Equal Taxation of Motor Vehicle Unreasonable Burdens on Cottage Food Producers.
• HB 1336 Protecting the Lives of the Unborn by Prohibiting further Minimum Wage Increases. Transportation. • HB 1040 Expanding Cronyism by Establishing a Tax
Requiring Disclosure of Abortion Reversal Options. • HB 1200 Protecting Consumers by Preventing • SB 2360 Expanding Cronyism by Exempting More Credit for Certain Manufacturing Machinery.
• HB 1163 Reducing Penalties for Carrying Concealed Municipalities from Banning or Taxing Bags and Farmers from Taxation. • SB 2345 Protecting Animal Feeding Operations
Firearms in Prohibited Spaces. Containers. • SB 2347 Reducing Fraud and Patient Abuse in from Additional Regulations.
• HB 1509 Reducing Job Opportunities by • HB 1381 Protecting Taxpayers from Wasteful Medicaid. • SB 2317 Improving Health Care Access by Reducing
Mandating a Paid Family Leave Program. Firearm Buyback Programs. • HB 1332 Granting Schools the Ability to Participate Hospital Construction Regulatory Barriers.
• HB 1464 Improving Educational Outcomes by • HB 1184 Strengthening Property Rights by Limiting in Armed First Responders Program. • HB 1286 Protecting Property Rights by Limiting
Studying the Implementation of a School Choice Eminent Domain Abuse. Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse.
Program. • HB 1333 Placing Taxpayer Funds at Risk by
Providing $15 Million in Loans to the Tech Industry.

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CENTER FOR LEGISLATIVE ACCOUNTABILITY | ACU'S Ratings of North Dakota 2019

NORTH DAKOTA HOUSE VOTE DETAIL


ACU Position Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N

HCR 3037

HB 1040
HB 1200

SB 2360
HB 1509
HB 1097

HB 1530

SB 2320
HB 1042

SB 2269
HB 1386

HB 1286
HB 1546

SB 2345
HB 1464
HB 1336

SB 2347

HB 1333
SB 2061

HB 1332
HB 1337

HB 1515
HB 1184
HB 1163

HB 1381
HB 1193

SB 2317
2019 2017 LIFETIME
Party Dist. % % AVG

DELZER, JEFF R 8 89% 70% 78% + - + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + - + + + + +

DEVLIN, WILLIAM R 23 78% 80% 74% + - + + + + + - + + + + - - + + - + + + + + + + + - +

Dobervich, Gretchen D 11 31% 14% 23% + + - x + - - + - - - - - - - - - + - - + - - - + + -

DOCKTER, JASON R 7 81% 65% 78% + + + + + + + + + + + + - - x + - + + + + + - + + + -

Eidson, Matt D 43 32% n/a 32% + + - - - - - + - - - - x x - - - + - - + - + - + + -

ERTELT, SEBASTIAN R 26 74% 91% 83% + - + + + + + + + + + + + + + - - - + + - + + + - - +

FEGLEY, CLAYTON R 4 70% n/a 70% + + + + + + + - + + + + - - - + - + - + + + - + + + -

FISHER, JAY R 5 77% n/a 77% x - + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

GRUENEICH, JIM R 12 81% 59% 70% + + + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

Guggisberg, Ron D 11 33% 17% 19% + + - - - - - + - - - - - - - + - + - - + - + - + + -

Hager, Lauriebeth D 21 26% n/a 26% + + - - + - - + - - - - - - - - - + - - + - - - + - -

Hanson, Karla Rose D 44 30% 17% 24% + + - - - - - + - - - - - - - + - + - - + - - - + + -

HATLESTAD, PATRICK R 1 74% 52% 62% + + + + + + - + + + + - - - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

HEADLAND, CRAIG R 29 81% 82% 84% + + + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

HEINERT, PATRICK R 32 78% 43% 61% + + + + - + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

Holman, Richard D 20 30% 14% 16% + + - - - - - + - - - - - - - - - + - - + + - - + + -

HOVERSON, JEFF R 3 81% n/a 81% + - + + + + + + + + + + + - + - + + + + + x + + + - -

+ = Member voted with ACU’s position † = Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result did not receive a rating for the 2019 session. Two-thirds of the selected bills must be voted on to receive a score.
- = Member voted against ACU’s position R = Republican
x = Member was absent for vote D = Democrat

• HB 1042 Allowing Concealed Carry of Firearms in • HB 1337 Improving Access to Emergency Medical • HB 1515 Mandating that Health Insurance Policies • HB 1546 Protecting the Lives of Unborn Children by
Churches and Places of Worship. Services Care by Reforming Licensure. HB 1530 Provide Pregnancy Coverage. HCR 3037 Urging Prohibiting Dismemberment Abortions. SB 2320
• HB 1097 Expanding Economic Freedom by Tapping the Legacy Fund to Gradually Reduce the Congress to Recognize the Expiration of the Equal Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses.
Allowing Stores to Open on Sundays. State Income Tax. Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. • SB 2269 Restricting “Food Freedom” by Imposing
• HB 1386 Imposing a 28% Tax on E-Cigarettes. • HB 1193 Protecting Job Opportunities by • SB 2061 Ensuring Equal Taxation of Motor Vehicle Unreasonable Burdens on Cottage Food Producers.
• HB 1336 Protecting the Lives of the Unborn by Prohibiting further Minimum Wage Increases. Transportation. • HB 1040 Expanding Cronyism by Establishing a Tax
Requiring Disclosure of Abortion Reversal Options. • HB 1200 Protecting Consumers by Preventing • SB 2360 Expanding Cronyism by Exempting More Credit for Certain Manufacturing Machinery.
• HB 1163 Reducing Penalties for Carrying Concealed Municipalities from Banning or Taxing Bags and Farmers from Taxation. • SB 2345 Protecting Animal Feeding Operations
Firearms in Prohibited Spaces. Containers. • SB 2347 Reducing Fraud and Patient Abuse in from Additional Regulations.
• HB 1509 Reducing Job Opportunities by • HB 1381 Protecting Taxpayers from Wasteful Medicaid. • SB 2317 Improving Health Care Access by Reducing
Mandating a Paid Family Leave Program. Firearm Buyback Programs. • HB 1332 Granting Schools the Ability to Participate Hospital Construction Regulatory Barriers.
• HB 1464 Improving Educational Outcomes by • HB 1184 Strengthening Property Rights by Limiting in Armed First Responders Program. • HB 1286 Protecting Property Rights by Limiting
Studying the Implementation of a School Choice Eminent Domain Abuse. Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse.
Program. • HB 1333 Placing Taxpayer Funds at Risk by
Providing $15 Million in Loans to the Tech Industry.

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ACU'S Ratings of North Dakota 2019 | CENTER FOR LEGISLATIVE ACCOUNTABILITY

NORTH DAKOTA HOUSE VOTE DETAIL


ACU Position Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N

HCR 3037

HB 1040
HB 1200

SB 2360
HB 1509
HB 1097

HB 1530

SB 2320
HB 1042

SB 2269
HB 1386

HB 1286
HB 1546

SB 2345
HB 1464
HB 1336

SB 2347

HB 1333
SB 2061

HB 1332
HB 1337

HB 1515
HB 1184
HB 1163

HB 1381
HB 1193

SB 2317
2019 2017 LIFETIME
Party Dist. % % AVG

HOWE, MICHAEL R 22 81% 68% 75% + + + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

JOHNSON, CRAIG R 6 78% 74% 76% + + + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + - -

JOHNSON, DENNIS R 15 78% 45% 63% + + + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + - - + + + -

JOHNSON, MARY R 45 76% 41% 54% + + + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + x + - x + - -

JOHNSTON, DANIEL R 24 81% 91% 86% + - + + + + + + + + + + + - + - - + + + + + + + + - +

JONES, TERRY R 4 81% 70% 75% + - + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - x + + + + - + + + -

KADING, TOM R 45 91% 83% 87% + + + x + + + + + + + + + - + x + x x + + + + + + - +

KARLS, KAREN R 35 77% 65% 75% x - + + + + + + + + + + - - + + + + + + + - - + + + -

KASPER, JAMES R 46 73% 71% 74% + + + + + + + + - + + + - - x + - + + + + + - + + - -

KEISER, GEORGE R 47 50% 50% 50% + + - - + + + + - + - - - - - + - + - + + x - - + + -

KEMPENICH, KEITH R 39 74% 73% 72% + + + + - + + + + + x + - - + x - + x x + + - + + + -

KIEFERT, DWIGHT R 24 n/a† 48% 55% + - + + x x x x x x x x x x + + - + + + + + + + + - -

KLEMIN, LAWRENCE R 47 67% 50% 62% + - - + + + + + + + + - - - - + - + + + + + - + + + -

KOPPELMAN, BEN R 16 89% 80% 85% + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + - + + + + + + + + + - +

KOPPELMAN, KIM R 13 89% 70% 81% + - + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + + + + + + + + + -

KREIDT, GARY R 33 74% n/a 78% + - + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + - - + + + -

LANING, VERNON R 8 89% 70% 72% + - + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + + - + + + +

+ = Member voted with ACU’s position † = Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result did not receive a rating for the 2019 session. Two-thirds of the selected bills must be voted on to receive a score.
- = Member voted against ACU’s position R = Republican
x = Member was absent for vote D = Democrat

• HB 1042 Allowing Concealed Carry of Firearms in • HB 1337 Improving Access to Emergency Medical • HB 1515 Mandating that Health Insurance Policies • HB 1546 Protecting the Lives of Unborn Children by
Churches and Places of Worship. Services Care by Reforming Licensure. HB 1530 Provide Pregnancy Coverage. HCR 3037 Urging Prohibiting Dismemberment Abortions. SB 2320
• HB 1097 Expanding Economic Freedom by Tapping the Legacy Fund to Gradually Reduce the Congress to Recognize the Expiration of the Equal Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses.
Allowing Stores to Open on Sundays. State Income Tax. Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. • SB 2269 Restricting “Food Freedom” by Imposing
• HB 1386 Imposing a 28% Tax on E-Cigarettes. • HB 1193 Protecting Job Opportunities by • SB 2061 Ensuring Equal Taxation of Motor Vehicle Unreasonable Burdens on Cottage Food Producers.
• HB 1336 Protecting the Lives of the Unborn by Prohibiting further Minimum Wage Increases. Transportation. • HB 1040 Expanding Cronyism by Establishing a Tax
Requiring Disclosure of Abortion Reversal Options. • HB 1200 Protecting Consumers by Preventing • SB 2360 Expanding Cronyism by Exempting More Credit for Certain Manufacturing Machinery.
• HB 1163 Reducing Penalties for Carrying Concealed Municipalities from Banning or Taxing Bags and Farmers from Taxation. • SB 2345 Protecting Animal Feeding Operations
Firearms in Prohibited Spaces. Containers. • SB 2347 Reducing Fraud and Patient Abuse in from Additional Regulations.
• HB 1509 Reducing Job Opportunities by • HB 1381 Protecting Taxpayers from Wasteful Medicaid. • SB 2317 Improving Health Care Access by Reducing
Mandating a Paid Family Leave Program. Firearm Buyback Programs. • HB 1332 Granting Schools the Ability to Participate Hospital Construction Regulatory Barriers.
• HB 1464 Improving Educational Outcomes by • HB 1184 Strengthening Property Rights by Limiting in Armed First Responders Program. • HB 1286 Protecting Property Rights by Limiting
Studying the Implementation of a School Choice Eminent Domain Abuse. Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse.
Program. • HB 1333 Placing Taxpayer Funds at Risk by
Providing $15 Million in Loans to the Tech Industry.

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CENTER FOR LEGISLATIVE ACCOUNTABILITY | ACU'S Ratings of North Dakota 2019

NORTH DAKOTA HOUSE VOTE DETAIL


ACU Position Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N

HCR 3037

HB 1040
HB 1200

SB 2360
HB 1509
HB 1097

HB 1530

SB 2320
HB 1042

SB 2269
HB 1386

HB 1286
HB 1546

SB 2345
HB 1464
HB 1336

SB 2347

HB 1333
SB 2061

HB 1332
HB 1337

HB 1515
HB 1184
HB 1163

HB 1381
HB 1193

SB 2317
2019 2017 LIFETIME
Party Dist. % % AVG

LEFOR, MIKE R 37 78% 70% 67% + - + + + + + + + + + + - - + + + + + + + + - + + - -

LONGMUIR, DONALD R 2 70% 52% 61% + + + + + + - + + - + + - - + + + + + + + - - - + + -

LOUSER, SCOTT R 5 88% 86% 88% + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + x + + + + + + + - -

MAGRUM, JEFFERY R 28 67% 86% 77% + - + + + - + - + + + + + - + - - - + + + + - + + - +

MARSCHALL, AN- R 16 92% 79% 86% + + + x + + + + + + + + + - + + + + + + + + + + + - +


DREW
MARTINSON, BOB R 35 67% 57% 65% + + - - + + + + - + + + - - + + - + - + + + - + + + -

McWILLIAMS, AARON R 20 85% 77% 81% + + + + + + x + + + + + + - + - - + + + + + + + + - +

MEIER, LISA R 32 78% 65% 71% + - + + + - + + + + + + - - + + + + + + + + - + + + -

Mitskog, Alisa D 25 40% 26% 24% + + - - + - - + - - - - - - - x - x - + + + - + + + -

Mock, Corey D 18 42% 30% 26% + + - + - - - + - - - - - - - + - + + + x - - + + + -

MONSON, DAVID R 10 65% 52% 59% + - - + + + + x - + + + - - + + - + + + + - - + + + -

NATHE, MIKE R 30 70% 40% 64% + + + + - + + + + + + - - - + + - + + + + - - + + + -

NELSON, JON R 14 63% 50% 53% + + + + + + - + - + - - - - + + - + + + + - - + + + -

Nelson, Marvin D 9 40% 35% 31% + - - - - - - + - - - - - x x + - + + - + + + - + - +

O'BRIEN, EMILY R 42 n/a† 43% 43% + + x + + + + + x + + - - - x x x x x x x x x x x x x

OWENS, MARK R 17 70% 48% 64% + - + x + + + + + + + - - - x + - + + x x + - + + + -

+ = Member voted with ACU’s position † = Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result did not receive a rating for the 2019 session. Two-thirds of the selected bills must be voted on to receive a score.
- = Member voted against ACU’s position R = Republican
x = Member was absent for vote D = Democrat

• HB 1042 Allowing Concealed Carry of Firearms in • HB 1337 Improving Access to Emergency Medical • HB 1515 Mandating that Health Insurance Policies • HB 1546 Protecting the Lives of Unborn Children by
Churches and Places of Worship. Services Care by Reforming Licensure. HB 1530 Provide Pregnancy Coverage. HCR 3037 Urging Prohibiting Dismemberment Abortions. SB 2320
• HB 1097 Expanding Economic Freedom by Tapping the Legacy Fund to Gradually Reduce the Congress to Recognize the Expiration of the Equal Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses.
Allowing Stores to Open on Sundays. State Income Tax. Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. • SB 2269 Restricting “Food Freedom” by Imposing
• HB 1386 Imposing a 28% Tax on E-Cigarettes. • HB 1193 Protecting Job Opportunities by • SB 2061 Ensuring Equal Taxation of Motor Vehicle Unreasonable Burdens on Cottage Food Producers.
• HB 1336 Protecting the Lives of the Unborn by Prohibiting further Minimum Wage Increases. Transportation. • HB 1040 Expanding Cronyism by Establishing a Tax
Requiring Disclosure of Abortion Reversal Options. • HB 1200 Protecting Consumers by Preventing • SB 2360 Expanding Cronyism by Exempting More Credit for Certain Manufacturing Machinery.
• HB 1163 Reducing Penalties for Carrying Concealed Municipalities from Banning or Taxing Bags and Farmers from Taxation. • SB 2345 Protecting Animal Feeding Operations
Firearms in Prohibited Spaces. Containers. • SB 2347 Reducing Fraud and Patient Abuse in from Additional Regulations.
• HB 1509 Reducing Job Opportunities by • HB 1381 Protecting Taxpayers from Wasteful Medicaid. • SB 2317 Improving Health Care Access by Reducing
Mandating a Paid Family Leave Program. Firearm Buyback Programs. • HB 1332 Granting Schools the Ability to Participate Hospital Construction Regulatory Barriers.
• HB 1464 Improving Educational Outcomes by • HB 1184 Strengthening Property Rights by Limiting in Armed First Responders Program. • HB 1286 Protecting Property Rights by Limiting
Studying the Implementation of a School Choice Eminent Domain Abuse. Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse.
Program. • HB 1333 Placing Taxpayer Funds at Risk by
Providing $15 Million in Loans to the Tech Industry.

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ACU'S Ratings of North Dakota 2019 | CENTER FOR LEGISLATIVE ACCOUNTABILITY

NORTH DAKOTA HOUSE VOTE DETAIL


ACU Position Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N

HCR 3037

HB 1040
HB 1200

SB 2360
HB 1509
HB 1097

HB 1530

SB 2320
HB 1042

SB 2269
HB 1386

HB 1286
HB 1546

SB 2345
HB 1464
HB 1336

SB 2347

HB 1333
SB 2061

HB 1332
HB 1337

HB 1515
HB 1184
HB 1163

HB 1381
HB 1193

SB 2317
2019 2017 LIFETIME
Party Dist. % % AVG

PAULSON, BOB R 3 81% n/a 81% + - + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + + + + + + + + - -

PAUR, GARY R 19 74% 61% 65% + - + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + + + + + + - - - -

POLLERT, CHET R 29 81% 70% 78% + - + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

PORTER, TODD R 34 84% 48% 71% + + + + + + + + + + + + - - + + + + x + + + - x + + -

PYLE, BRANDY R 22 74% 59% 66% + + + + + + + + + + + - - - + + - + + + + + - + + - -

RICHTER, DAVID R 1 78% n/a 78% + + + + + + + + - + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

ROERS JONES, R 46 56% 52% 54% + + + + - + + + - + - - - - - + - + + + + - - + + - -


SHANNON
ROHR, KAREN R 31 78% 71% 77% + - + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + - +

RUBY, DAN R 38 93% 78% 86% + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + + + + + + + + - +

RUBY, MATTHEW R 40 85% 84% 85% + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + + + + + - + + - -

SANFORD, MARK R 17 78% 43% 60% + + + + + + - + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

SATROM, BERNIE R 12 74% 61% 67% + - + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + - - + + + -

SCHATZ, MIKE R 36 88% 86% 87% + - + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + + + + + + - + + x x

SCHAUER, AUSTEN R 13 78% n/a 78% + + + + + + + + - + + + - - + + + + + + + - - + + + -

SCHMIDT, JAMES R 31 78% 65% 77% + + + + + + + + + - + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

Schneider, Mary D 21 33% 32% 28% + + - - + - - + - - - - - - - + - + - - + + - - + - -

SCHOBINGER, RANDY R 40 81% 59% 70% + - + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + + + + + + + + - -

+ = Member voted with ACU’s position † = Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result did not receive a rating for the 2019 session. Two-thirds of the selected bills must be voted on to receive a score.
- = Member voted against ACU’s position R = Republican
x = Member was absent for vote D = Democrat

• HB 1042 Allowing Concealed Carry of Firearms in • HB 1337 Improving Access to Emergency Medical • HB 1515 Mandating that Health Insurance Policies • HB 1546 Protecting the Lives of Unborn Children by
Churches and Places of Worship. Services Care by Reforming Licensure. HB 1530 Provide Pregnancy Coverage. HCR 3037 Urging Prohibiting Dismemberment Abortions. SB 2320
• HB 1097 Expanding Economic Freedom by Tapping the Legacy Fund to Gradually Reduce the Congress to Recognize the Expiration of the Equal Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses.
Allowing Stores to Open on Sundays. State Income Tax. Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. • SB 2269 Restricting “Food Freedom” by Imposing
• HB 1386 Imposing a 28% Tax on E-Cigarettes. • HB 1193 Protecting Job Opportunities by • SB 2061 Ensuring Equal Taxation of Motor Vehicle Unreasonable Burdens on Cottage Food Producers.
• HB 1336 Protecting the Lives of the Unborn by Prohibiting further Minimum Wage Increases. Transportation. • HB 1040 Expanding Cronyism by Establishing a Tax
Requiring Disclosure of Abortion Reversal Options. • HB 1200 Protecting Consumers by Preventing • SB 2360 Expanding Cronyism by Exempting More Credit for Certain Manufacturing Machinery.
• HB 1163 Reducing Penalties for Carrying Concealed Municipalities from Banning or Taxing Bags and Farmers from Taxation. • SB 2345 Protecting Animal Feeding Operations
Firearms in Prohibited Spaces. Containers. • SB 2347 Reducing Fraud and Patient Abuse in from Additional Regulations.
• HB 1509 Reducing Job Opportunities by • HB 1381 Protecting Taxpayers from Wasteful Medicaid. • SB 2317 Improving Health Care Access by Reducing
Mandating a Paid Family Leave Program. Firearm Buyback Programs. • HB 1332 Granting Schools the Ability to Participate Hospital Construction Regulatory Barriers.
• HB 1464 Improving Educational Outcomes by • HB 1184 Strengthening Property Rights by Limiting in Armed First Responders Program. • HB 1286 Protecting Property Rights by Limiting
Studying the Implementation of a School Choice Eminent Domain Abuse. Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse.
Program. • HB 1333 Placing Taxpayer Funds at Risk by
Providing $15 Million in Loans to the Tech Industry.

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CENTER FOR LEGISLATIVE ACCOUNTABILITY | ACU'S Ratings of North Dakota 2019

NORTH DAKOTA HOUSE VOTE DETAIL


ACU Position Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N

HCR 3037

HB 1040
HB 1200

SB 2360
HB 1509
HB 1097

HB 1530

SB 2320
HB 1042

SB 2269
HB 1386

HB 1286
HB 1546

SB 2345
HB 1464
HB 1336

SB 2347

HB 1333
SB 2061

HB 1332
HB 1337

HB 1515
HB 1184
HB 1163

HB 1381
HB 1193

SB 2317
2019 2017 LIFETIME
Party Dist. % % AVG

SCHREIBER-BECK, R 25 63% 43% 59% + + + + + + + + - - - - - - + + - + + + + - - + + + -


CYNTHIA
SIMONS, LUKE R 36 89% 100% 94% + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - - + + + + + + + + - +

SKROCH, KATHY R 26 78% 78% 78% + - + + + + - + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + + + + - +

STEINER, VICKY R 37 74% 65% 68% + - + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + - -

STRINDEN, MICHELLE R 41 74% n/a 74% + + + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + - - - + + + -

TOMAN, NATHAN R 34 89% 78% 85% + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + - + + + + + + + + + - +

TROTTIER, WAYNE R 19 81% 70% 72% + - + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

TVEIT, BILL R 33 78% n/a 78% + - + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

VETTER, STEVE R 18 78% 74% 76% + - + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + + + + + - + + - -

VIGESAA, DON R 23 78% 65% 75% + - + + + + + + + + + + - - + + - + + + + + - + + + -

WEISZ, ROBIN R 14 79% 78% 76% x x x + + + + + - + + + + - + + - + + + + - - + + + +

WESTLIND, GREG R 15 70% 32% 51% + + - + + + + + - + + + - - + + - + + + + - - + + + -

ZUBKE, DENTON R 39 59% 61% 62% + + + - + + + + - - + - - - - + - + + + + - - + + + -

+ = Member voted with ACU’s position † = Legislator did not vote on enough of the selected bills and as a result did not receive a rating for the 2019 session. Two-thirds of the selected bills must be voted on to receive a score.
- = Member voted against ACU’s position R = Republican
x = Member was absent for vote D = Democrat

• HB 1042 Allowing Concealed Carry of Firearms in • HB 1337 Improving Access to Emergency Medical • HB 1515 Mandating that Health Insurance Policies • HB 1546 Protecting the Lives of Unborn Children by
Churches and Places of Worship. Services Care by Reforming Licensure. HB 1530 Provide Pregnancy Coverage. HCR 3037 Urging Prohibiting Dismemberment Abortions. SB 2320
• HB 1097 Expanding Economic Freedom by Tapping the Legacy Fund to Gradually Reduce the Congress to Recognize the Expiration of the Equal Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses.
Allowing Stores to Open on Sundays. State Income Tax. Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. • SB 2269 Restricting “Food Freedom” by Imposing
• HB 1386 Imposing a 28% Tax on E-Cigarettes. • HB 1193 Protecting Job Opportunities by • SB 2061 Ensuring Equal Taxation of Motor Vehicle Unreasonable Burdens on Cottage Food Producers.
• HB 1336 Protecting the Lives of the Unborn by Prohibiting further Minimum Wage Increases. Transportation. • HB 1040 Expanding Cronyism by Establishing a Tax
Requiring Disclosure of Abortion Reversal Options. • HB 1200 Protecting Consumers by Preventing • SB 2360 Expanding Cronyism by Exempting More Credit for Certain Manufacturing Machinery.
• HB 1163 Reducing Penalties for Carrying Concealed Municipalities from Banning or Taxing Bags and Farmers from Taxation. • SB 2345 Protecting Animal Feeding Operations
Firearms in Prohibited Spaces. Containers. • SB 2347 Reducing Fraud and Patient Abuse in from Additional Regulations.
• HB 1509 Reducing Job Opportunities by • HB 1381 Protecting Taxpayers from Wasteful Medicaid. • SB 2317 Improving Health Care Access by Reducing
Mandating a Paid Family Leave Program. Firearm Buyback Programs. • HB 1332 Granting Schools the Ability to Participate Hospital Construction Regulatory Barriers.
• HB 1464 Improving Educational Outcomes by • HB 1184 Strengthening Property Rights by Limiting in Armed First Responders Program. • HB 1286 Protecting Property Rights by Limiting
Studying the Implementation of a School Choice Eminent Domain Abuse. Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse.
Program. • HB 1333 Placing Taxpayer Funds at Risk by
Providing $15 Million in Loans to the Tech Industry.

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