North Dakota Game and Fish highlights outdoors legislation

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department tracked 40 outdoors-related bills during the 2019 legislative session, 21 of which were passed by both chambers and signed into law by Gov. Doug Burgum.

Here’s a closer look at the bills, which take effect Aug. 1 unless the bill includes an emergency clause indicating it already is in effect.

  • HB 1021: Included in the Information Technology Department’s appropriation, during the 2019-21 interim, a 14-member land access committee (with nine voting members) will study access to public and private lands for hunting, trapping, fishing and related issues, including trespass violations and penalties, and provide recommendations regarding a land access database with capabilities of electronic posting. The study committee may establish a trial electronic posting and hunter access information system in up to three counties prior to Aug. 1, 2020, and report findings and recommendations to the next legislative assembly.READ FULL STORY