Jack Dalrymple on Government Reform
OpEd: Legislative $5,000 limit on governor's executive bonus
Gov. Doug Burgum's first use of his veto powers might also result in the first time he's overruled by lawmakers. HB 1153, a response to what many saw as exorbitant bonuses issued by former Gov. Jack Dalrymple, would have limited future executive branch
bonuses to $5,000. Burgum vetoed the bill, saying it "violates the constitutional exercise of executive authority to manage state agencies."
Lawmakers could overturn his veto. It takes just a two-thirds vote in each chamber to do so.
This bill passed 91-1 in the House and 36-10 in the Senate. Lawmakers were peeved when Burgum railed against an alleged "good old boys" club in Bismarck. They might see this as their opportunity for a bit of revenge.
Follow-up: House lawmakers voted 84-7 to override the Governor on House Bill 1153 on March 29. The Senate failed to override Gov. Burgum's veto on March 30, with 13 of 47 senators voting to override the veto.
Source: Grand Forks Herald on North Dakota voting record HB 1153
, Mar 29, 2017
Change restrictions for Voter ID
Excerpts from legislation: HB 1333: Amends Valid Forms of Voter Identification:
- [Previous requirements]:
The applicant's motor vehicle operator's license or nondriver identification number or tribal voter's alternate form of identification approved by the Secretary of State, or expired driver's license
[New requirements]: One of the applicant's valid forms of identification or a copy of the applicant's long-term care certificate, or a current military identification card or passport.
Legislative outcome: Bill passed Senate 38-9 on April 7; bill passed House 68-23-3 on April 21; Governor Dalrymple signed April 24
Source: North Dakota legislative voting record on HB 1333
, Apr 24, 2015
Study ID cards for voting to ensure citizenship
North Dakota Legislative voting records for H.B. 1389: Jack Dalrymple signed bill 1389:
An Act to study verification of citizenship status for voting and for obtaining driver's licenses and non-driver photo identification cards.
Legislative management shall consider studying issues relating to verification of citizenship status for the purpose of voting, including absentee and mail ballot voting.
- The study also must address the process through which the department of
transportation verifies citizenship status in the issuance of driver's licenses and non-driver identification cards and the feasibility and desirability of requiring a driver's license or non-driver identification card of a noncitizen with a notation
indicating the individual is not a citizen of the United States.
Source: North Dakota Legislative voting records for H.B. 1389
, Mar 30, 2015
- House vote 90-2-2 on Feb. 24, 2015
- Senate vote 46-0-1 on March 23
- Signed by Governor Dalrymple on March 30
Page last updated: Jul 14, 2017