|North Dakota House of Representatives District 27|
|December 1, 2010-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||Up to $1,351/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Concordia College, 2009|
|Birthday||March 22, 1987|
|Place of birth||Nashville, TN|
Beadle earned a B.A. in Business Economics from Concordia College in 2009. He is a commercial realtor for KW Commercial Real Estate. Beadle also works as a speech and debate coach at Fargo North High School.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Beadle served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Industry, Business and Labor|
|• Political Subdivisions|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Beadle served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Political Subdivisions|
Law enforcement drones
On January 21, 2013, Beadle, fellow Representatives Rick Becker, Dick Anderson, Joe Heilman, Curt Hofstad, David Monson, Karen Rohr, Nathan Toman, and Ben Hanson and Senator Margaret Sitte introduced HB 1373 to restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) by law enforcement agencies. This bill would require agencies to receive a court warrant for any drone use, and such warrants would only be obtainable for felony investigations. Exceptions would be made for drones used to patrol the Canadian border, aid law enforcement agencies where there is "reasonable suspicion" that quick action is necessary, and evaluate damage during and after natural disasters. HB 1373 would also allow people injured by governmental violation of these restrictions to sue the offending law enforcement agencies. The bill would expressly prohibit surveillance by drones with lethal or non-lethal weapons, private surveillance of other private parties without informed consent, and surveillance of people exercising their constitutional rights of free speech and assembly. On January 28, the Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the bill.
|North Dakota State House, District 27|
|Randy Boehning (R)||3,345|
|Thomas Beadle (R)||2,877|
|Tricia Kelly (D)||2,480|
In 2010, Beadle raised a total of $1,550 in campaign contributions.
His four campaign contributors in 2010 were:
|Lignite Energy Council||$500|
|House Republican Caucus of North Dakota||$500|
North Dakota Legislative Review
- See also: North Dakota Legislative Review
The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization, published the North Dakota Legislative Review, a comprehensive report on how state legislators voted during the 2011 legislative session. The scorecard seeks to show how North Dakota legislators voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote. The Council recorded and scored votes on both spending bills and policy bills, and awarded points accordingly. Policy issues voted upon included income tax cuts, pension reform, and government transparency. On spending legislation, the Council accorded a percentage score based on how much spending the legislator voted against. On policy legislation, scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Council. Beadle received a score of 59.04% on policy legislation and voted against 2.58% of state spending. Beadle was ranked 37th on policy and 74th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.
Beadle currently resides in Fargo, North Dakota.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Thomas + Beadle + North + Dakota + House'"
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- House page
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Project Vote Smart: Representative Thomas R. Beadle (ND)
- Text of HB 1373
- Dave Kolpack, Associated Press, "North Dakota lawmaker wants limits on drone use," January 6, 2013
- Measure actions for HB 1373
- Unofficial North Dakota House of Representatives General Election Results
- 2010 campaign contributions
- North Dakota Policy Council "The North Dakota Legislative Review - 2011," accessed January 20, 2014
- North Dakota Policy Council "2011 North Dakota Legislative Review Rankings," accessed January 26, 2014
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