Adjournment looms for North Dakota LegislatureBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Legislature is beginning to feel the crush of deadline.
By: JAMES MacPHERSON,Associated Press, Associated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Legislature is beginning to feel the crush of deadline.
Monday is Day 71, which means North Dakota's Senate and House have just nine days to clear bills on their respective calendars before the state constitution's 80-day limit is imposed.
Data from the Legislative Council, the North Dakota Legislature's research arm, showed 144 bills remained at midday Friday. That compares to the 100 bills that remained during the same period a session ago.
The director of the Legislative Council, Jim Smith, says that lawmakers are running behind, but "the pace is really starting to pick up."