Change in Legislative schedule this week

Apr 10, 2017

House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo).
Credit Dave Thompson / ND Legislature

As the 2017 legislature approaches the end, there will be some changes in the schedules.

For example, there will be no House or senate floor sessions tiomorrow (Tuesday).

"We're not going to gavel in," said House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo). "It gives us a 10-hour block of time where we can meet again and again on conference committees, and get a lot of them resolved."

That will not count as a legislative day.

As for Good Friday?

"We are going to work Good Friday," Carlson said. "We may adjourn early in the afternoon, but we're going to start early in the morning."

Carlson said the intent would be to give the members enough time to get home for the Easter weekend.

"Especially if you can't finish," Carlson said. "You should never stay late on Friday unless you're going to finish Saturday and be done. We will not be at that stage, I don't believe."

Legislative leaders are hoping to save some of the allotted 80 days for a potential special session. Carlson said he originally had hoped for 10 days, but the days in the bank may be less than that.