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Energy and Natural Resources Committee, North Dakota State Senate

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The Energy and Natural Resources is a standing committee of the North Dakota State Senate. It was formerly called the Natural Resources Committee.

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 Natural Resources Committee may consider bills and resolutions in the following areas: Game and Fish, Public Lands, Mines and Mining, Gas, Oil and Forestry.[4][5]


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2015 legislative session

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

Energy and Natural Resources Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Philip MurphyDonald Schaible, Chairman
Constance TriplettJessica K. Unruh, Vice Chairman
Kelly Armstrong
David Hogue
Lonnie Laffen



2009-2010 Members

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