The Legislature convenes Thursday.
That day, lawmakers will hear speeches given by Gov. Doug Burgum, Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald Vandewalle and a representative of tribal governments. Then the Legislature will devote Friday and Monday to committee hearings – and there will be no floor sessions on those two days.
"Usually, the first bills we hear are agency bills with housekeeping," said Sen. Majority Leader Rich Wardner (R-Dickinson). "They're simple."
Wardner said the committees can hear them, act on them, and get them to the floor.