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Number of measures introduced in North Dakota Legislature reaches recent high

North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck. Forum News Service file photo

BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers had introduced 869 bills and resolutions as of Monday, Jan. 14, the most in 10 years, according to a memo sent to reporters.

Monday marked the deadline for House lawmakers to introduce bills. As of that deadline in 2017, 727 bills and resolutions were introduced in the Legislature.

This year marked the most active Legislature since 2009, when lawmakers introduced 913 bills and resolutions at this point of the session, according to the Legislative Council memo.

The Legislature concluded its seventh day of work Tuesday. Lawmakers are limited to 80 days in regular session every two years.

John Hageman

John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.  

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