Government and Veterans Affairs Committee, North Dakota State Senate

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The Government and Veterans Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the North Dakota State Senate.

Per Section 501 of the Senate Rules, committees of the North Dakota Senate are assigned by the Committee on Committees. Committees are assigned at the start of an organizational session after every election. The Majority Leader shall serve as the chair of the Committee on Committees and shall appoint four members from the majority party and three members from the minority party to the committee.[1] The Senate has one five-day standing committee, the Appropriations Committee, five three-day standing committees and five two-day standing committees. Members can only serve on two standing committees; no more than one three-day and one two-day standing committee. Members of the Appropriations Committee may not serve on any other standing committee.[2] The Majority Leader shall appoint the chair and vice-chair of each standing committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate and House Legislative Manual 2013-2014


The Government and Veterans Affairs Committee may consider bills and resolutions in the following areas: State and Federal Affairs, Government Pensions and Benefits, Military and Veterans Affairs, Industrial Commission and institutions under its supervision, State Historical Society and State Parks.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Government and Veterans Affairs Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Richard MarcellaisDick Dever, Chairman
Carolyn C. NelsonNicole Poolman, Vice Chairman
Dwight Cook
Kyle Davison
Tim Flakoll



2009-2010 Members

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