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Published March 12, 2013, 08:49 AM

Proposal mulled to extend North Dakota legislative session

BISMARCK , N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers are mulling a proposal that would extend the length of a legislative session by 40 days.

BISMARCK , N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers are mulling a proposal that would extend the length of a legislative session by 40 days.

The North Dakota constitution limits North Dakota legislative sessions to 80 days every two years. The proposal would raise the time limit to 120 days.

Fargo Rep. Scot Kelsh says the resolution has bipartisan support.

Kelsh says legislators don't have enough time during the current 80-day limit to adequately review measures. He says additional time also would allow more time for the public to comment on bills.

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