North Dakota Legislative session to get under wayBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Legislature is slated to begin its session at midday Tuesday.
By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Legislature is slated to begin its session at midday Tuesday.
The 2013 session is expected to last until May 1. The North Dakota Constitution limits the Legislature to 80 days of meetings every two years.
Speeches dominate the first week of the Legislature, with Gov. Jack Dalrymple scheduled to deliver his State of the State address early Tuesday afternoon, about 90 minutes after the session opens.
On Wednesday, Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle (VAN'-duh-wall) briefs lawmakers about issues affecting North Dakota's judicial system.
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Chairman Richard McCloud on Thursday is slated to give a speech about the relationship between North Dakota's American Indian tribal governments and the state government.