Personhood bill gets do-not-pass recomendationThe Senate Judiciary Committee is recommending the Senate kill the controversial personhood bill
By: By Janell Cole, The Jamestown Sun
BISMARCK--The Senate Judiciary Committee is recommending the Senate kill the controversial personhood bill.
The panel voted 5-0 this morning on a do-not-pass motion for House Bill 1572 after very little discussion. The committee made no amendments.
One member, Sen. Tom Fiebiger, D-Fargo, was absent.
The soonest the bill would appear on the Senate's floor calendar is Thursday. The actual day the Senate would vote is not fixed.
The bill declares that according to North Dakota law and its constitution, a person or human being "includes any organism with the genome of homo sapiens."
The bill passed the House in February, 51-41.