|North Dakota House of Representatives District 7|
|December 1, 2012 - present|
|December 1, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Becker served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Industry, Business and Labor|
Law enforcement drones
On January 21, 2013, Becker, fellow Representatives Dick Anderson, Thomas Beadle, 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.
Becker ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota House District 7. Becker and Jason Dockter ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. They defeated Tom Kelsh and Warren D. Larson in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Becker has stated that his top three priorities are education funding, health care issues and spending.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Rick + Becker + North + Dakota + House"
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- ND House kills K-12 funding, property tax relief bill on second try - WDAZ
- Animal cruelty bill goes to governor - Bismarck Tribune
- After record run, Legislature adjourns - Williston Daily Herald
- Freshmen recall challenges, camaraderie and successes at Legislature - Williston Daily Herald
- Two Rochester Students Named as Minnesota's 2013 Presidential Scholars - St. Paul Asian American Press
- ProfNet Experts Available on Summer Safety, Post-Surgery Infections, Stuttering - The Herald
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