INFORUM.com | WDAZ.com

WDAY: The News Leader

Published July 31, 2013, 12:20 PM

Hundreds of new laws hit the books in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has more than 320 new laws that will take effect Thursday, including limits on abortion and a measure that allows churchgoers with a concealed-carry permit to pack a gun if officials there allow it.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has more than 320 new laws that will take effect Thursday, including limits on abortion and a measure that allows churchgoers with a concealed-carry permit to pack a gun if officials there allow it.

Cruelty to animals also can be prosecuted as a felony in North Dakota beginning Thursday. And someone convicted of malfeasance or bribery can run for city council.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed 503 bills into law this year after the Republican-led Legislature took the entire 80 days allowed by law to finish its work.

Most of the laws take effect Aug. 1, although spending bills generally become law in July.

Tags: