BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Burgum has signed the first of two bills sponsored by Rep. Ruth Buffalo, D-Fargo, designed to fight the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous people.
HB 1313 would create a North Dakota specific database for missing persons. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation says every missing person is put into the national system run by the FBI but they can't search that place for a list of every missing person in North Dakota.
The governor also signed a number of other bills including:
- SB 2347 - A BILL for an Act to provide for liability for false medical assistance claims and to create a Medicaid fraud control unit.
- SB 2313 – Creates a “Children’s Cabinet” to look at gaps in early care and education, medical and behavioral health, community, child welfare, and juvenile justice. The bill also creates a commission on juvenile justice.
- SB 2230 - Relating to criminal history background checks and prohibiting felons from attaining membership on a school board.
- HB 1058 - Relating to unattended motor vehicles; and to provide a penalty.
- HB 1381 – Banning taxpayer money from being used in gun buyback programs.
- HB 1477 - The state Senate has passed a bill creating a penalty for selling e-cigarette liquid to minors.