The North Dakota House has approved a measure to merge the state Health Department with the Department of Human Services.
It may be the longest bill in the session this year.
"I assure you, this is the simplest 263 page bill you will see this session," the bill's sponsor, Rep. Robin Weisz (R-Hurdsfield) told the House.
Weisz said the purpose of the bill is to streamline government.
"This is an opportunity for the Governor, who has many times touted reinventing government and streamlining, well, here's his chance to do that," Weisz said.