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Published April 01, 2013, 04:55 PM

North Dakota legislative session recap

(WDAY TV) -- The North Dakota legislature has passed a bill that eliminates the governor, state agency or any political subdivision from prohibiting gun possession during a declared emergency.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- The North Dakota legislature has passed a bill that eliminates the governor, state agency or any political subdivision from prohibiting gun possession during a declared emergency.

The bill also protects citizens from the confiscation of their firearms during a disaster. It's in response to what happened following Hurricane Katrina. The bill now goes to the Governor.

Democrats say they'll continue to fight to raise the starting teacher wage nearly $10-thousand dollars. The current starting teacher salary is $22,500. It has not been raised since 2003. That plan would effect 100 teachers in 9 districts.

Another amendment would Increase the starting wage for teachers to $32-thousand dollars. That would effect 24-hundred teachers. The increase would cost $4-point-7 million.

The House has approved a bill to remove stun guns from the list of dangerous weapons. It's currently illegal to carry a stun gun, unless you have a concealed weapon permit. The bill passed unanimously.

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