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|Partisan = Republican
 
|Partisan = Republican
 
|Chamber = North Dakota House of Representatives
 
|Chamber = North Dakota House of Representatives
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|Type = [[Lower house]]
 
|Type = [[Lower house]]
 
|Term limit = [[State legislatures with term limits|None]]
 
|Term limit = [[State legislatures with term limits|None]]
|Next session = [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions|January 8, 2013]]
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|Next session = [[Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions|Will not hold a regular session.]]
 
|Website = [http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/house/ Official House Page]
 
|Website = [http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/house/ Official House Page]
 
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|House speaker = [[William Devlin]], (R)
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|House speaker = {{State House Speaker|State=North Dakota}}
|Majority leader = [[Al Carlson]], (R)
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|Majority leader = {{State House Majority Leader|State=North Dakota}}
|Minority leader = [[Kenton Onstad]], (D)
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|Minority leader = {{State House Minority Leader|State=North Dakota}}
 
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|Members = 94
 
|Members = 94
|Political groups = [[Democratic Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=North Dakota House of Representatives|State=North Dakota|Party=Democratic}}) <br>[[Republican Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=North Dakota House of Representatives|State=North Dakota|Party=Republican}})
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|Political groups = <div>[[Democratic Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=North Dakota House of Representatives|State=North Dakota|Party=Democratic}})</div><div>[[Republican Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=North Dakota House of Representatives|State=North Dakota|Party=Republican}})</div><div>Vacancy (1)</div>
 
|Term length = [[Length of terms of state representatives|4 years]]
 
|Term length = [[Length of terms of state representatives|4 years]]
 
|Authority = [[Article IV, North Dakota Constitution|Art IV, North Dakota Constitution]]
 
|Authority = [[Article IV, North Dakota Constitution|Art IV, North Dakota Constitution]]
 
|Salary = [[Comparison of state legislative salaries|$152/day]] + per diem
 
|Salary = [[Comparison of state legislative salaries|$152/day]] + per diem
 
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|Next election = [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]] (50 seats)
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|Next election = [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]] (48 seats)
|Last election = [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]] (50 seats)
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|Last election = [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]] (46 seats)
 
|Redistricting = [[Redistricting in North Dakota |North Dakota Legislature has control]]
 
|Redistricting = [[Redistricting in North Dakota |North Dakota Legislature has control]]
 
|Building =  
 
|Building =  
}}{{TOCnestright}}'''The North Dakota House of Representatives''' is the [[lower house]] of the [[North Dakota State Legislature]].  The legislature meets at the State Capitol of [[Sunshinereview:Bismarck, North Dakota|Bismarck]].
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''The North Dakota House of Representatives''' is the [[lower house]] of the [[North Dakota State Legislature]].  The legislature meets at the State Capitol of [[Bismarck, North Dakota|Bismarck]].
  
Two representatives are elected from each of 47 senatorial districts as a total of 94 members serve in the [[lower house]] of the North Dakota legislature. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|7,155 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://2010.census.gov/news/pdf/apport2010_table4.pdf Population in 2010 of the American states]</ref> After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately [[Population represented by state legislators|6,832 residents]].<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t2/tables/tab01.pdf Population in 2000 of the American states]</ref> Generally, the representatives from odd-numbered districts were elected to four-year terms at the 2006 general election and the representatives from even-numbered districts were elected to four-year terms at the November 2008 general election.  In 2010, all odd numbered districts were up for re-election.
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Two representatives are elected from each of 47 senatorial districts as a total of 94 members serve in the [[lower house]] of the North Dakota legislature. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|14,310 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-01.pdf ''census.gov'', "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref> After the 2000 Census, each member represented [[Population represented by state legislators| 13,664 residents]].<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t2/tables/tab01.pdf ''census.gov'', "Census 2000 PHC-T-2. Ranking Tables for States: 1990 and 2000," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref> Generally, the representatives from odd-numbered districts were elected to four-year terms at the 2006 general election and the representatives from even-numbered districts were elected to four-year terms at the November 2008 general election.  In 2010, all odd numbered districts were up for re-election.
  
 
{{State trifecta status|state=North Dakota|control=Republican}}
 
{{State trifecta status|state=North Dakota|control=Republican}}
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::''See also: [[North Dakota State Legislature]], [[North Dakota State Senate]], [[North Dakota Governor]]''
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==Sessions==
 
==Sessions==
 
[[Article IV, North Dakota Constitution| Article IV of the North Dakota Constitution]] establishes when the [[North Dakota Legislative Assembly]], of which the House is a part, is to be in session.  Section 7 of Article IV states that the Assembly is to convene in regular session every January after a legislative election.  This means that the Assembly convenes in January of every odd-numbered year.  Section 7 specifies that the convening date is to be the first Tuesday after the third day in January, unless this date is changed by law.  Section 7 limits the length of regular sessions to no more than eighty days every two years.
 
[[Article IV, North Dakota Constitution| Article IV of the North Dakota Constitution]] establishes when the [[North Dakota Legislative Assembly]], of which the House is a part, is to be in session.  Section 7 of Article IV states that the Assembly is to convene in regular session every January after a legislative election.  This means that the Assembly convenes in January of every odd-numbered year.  Section 7 specifies that the convening date is to be the first Tuesday after the third day in January, unless this date is changed by law.  Section 7 limits the length of regular sessions to no more than eighty days every two years.
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===2013===
 
===2013===
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions]]''
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions]]''
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 6.
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 4.
  
 
====Major issues====
 
====Major issues====
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions]]''
In 2011, the House was in regular session from January 4 through April 28. <ref>[http://web.apps.state.nd.us/lcn/assembly/legss/public/floorcalendar.htm?chanber=house North Dakota Legislative Assembly information]</ref> A special session has been called by [[North Dakota Governor|Governor]] [[Jack Dalrymple]] for November 7 through 12 to cover legislative redistricting and disaster relief.<ref>[http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/n-d-house-leader-special-session-starts-nov/article_e9ee4ab8-df12-11e0-8243-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story ''The Bismarck Tribune,'' N.D. House leader: Special session starts Nov. 7, Sept.15, 2011]</ref>
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In 2011, the House was in regular session from January 4 through April 28.<ref>[http://web.apps.state.nd.us/lcn/assembly/legss/public/floorcalendar.htm?chanber=house ''North Dakota Legislative Assembly'', "View House Floor Calendar," accessed August 18, 2014]</ref> A special session was called by [[North Dakota Governor|Governor]] [[Jack Dalrymple]] from November 7 through 12 to cover legislative redistricting and disaster relief.<ref>[http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/n-d-house-leader-special-session-starts-nov/article_e9ee4ab8-df12-11e0-8243-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story ''The Bismarck Tribune,'' "N.D. House leader: Special session starts Nov. 7," September 15, 2011]</ref>
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions]]''
In 2010, the House did not meet in regular [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions| session]].<ref>[http://www.legis.nd.gov/information/faq.html Session information for North Dakota legislature]</ref>
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In 2010, the House did not meet in regular [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions| session]].<ref>[http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009 ''North Dakota Legislative Assembly'', "61st Legislative Assembly," accessed August 18, 2014]</ref>
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===Role in state budget===
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::''See also: [[North Dakota state budget]]''
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{{North Dakota budget process}}
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===Cost-benefit analyses===
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::''See also: [[Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Cost-Benefit Study]]''
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{{Pew cost-benefit study|State=North Dakota|Rank=Worst}}
  
 
==Ethics and transparency==
 
==Ethics and transparency==
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===Following the Money report===
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{{Following the Money 2014 Report by State|State=North Dakota|Grade=D|Score=56|Level=lagging}}
 
===Open States Transparency===
 
===Open States Transparency===
 
{{Transparency card|State=North Dakota|Grade=C}}
 
{{Transparency card|State=North Dakota|Grade=C}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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: ''See also: [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
  
===2012===
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{{ND House 2014}}
  
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===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
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The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was April 13, 2012.  The primary date was June 12, 2012.  
 
The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was April 13, 2012.  The primary date was June 12, 2012.  
  
During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012|2012 election]], the total contributions to the 97 House candidates was $437,249.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2012&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "North Dakota House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012|2012 election]], the total value of contributions to the 97 House candidates was $437,249.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2012&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "North Dakota House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives were held in [[North Dakota]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  
 
Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives were held in [[North Dakota]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  
  
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 8, 2010. The primary election day was June 8, 2010.
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The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 8, 2010. The primary Election Day was June 8, 2010.
 
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During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010|2010 election]], the total contributions to the 89 House candidates was $428,028.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2010&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010|2010 election]], the total value of contributions to the 89 House candidates was $428,028.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2010&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives were held in [[North Dakota]] on November 4, 2008.  
 
Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives were held in [[North Dakota]] on November 4, 2008.  
  
The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was April 11, 2008. The primary election day was June 10, 2008.
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The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was April 11, 2008. The primary Election Day was June 10, 2008.
  
During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2008|2008 election]], the total contributions to the 91 House candidates was $406,833.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2008&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "North Dakota House of Representatives 2008 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2008|2008 election]], the total value of contributions to the 91 House candidates was $406,833.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2008&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "North Dakota House of Representatives 2008 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006]]''
  
Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election day on June 13, 2006 and a general election on November 7, 2006.  A '''total of 48 seats''' were up for election.
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Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on June 13, 2006, and a general election on November 7, 2006.  A '''total of 48 seats''' were up for election.
  
During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006|2006 election]], the total contributions to the 91 House candidates was $305,907.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2006&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "North Dakota House of Representatives 2006 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006|2006 election]], the total value of contributions to the 91 House candidates was $305,907.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2006&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "North Dakota House of Representatives 2006 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2004]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2004]]''
  
Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election day on June 8, 2004 and a general election on November 8, 2004.  A '''total of 49 seats''' were up for election.
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Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on June 8, 2004, and a general election on November 8, 2004.  A '''total of 49 seats''' were up for election.
  
During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2004|2004 election]], the total contributions to the 93 House candidates was $194,667.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2004&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "North Dakota House of Representatives 2004 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2004|2004 election]], the total value of contributions to the 93 House candidates was $194,667.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2004&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "North Dakota House of Representatives 2004 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2002]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2002]]''
  
Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election day on June 11, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002.  A '''total of 49 seats''' were up for election.
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Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on June 11, 2002, and a general election on November 5, 2002.  A '''total of 49 seats''' were up for election.
  
During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2002|2002 election]], the total contributions to the 98 House candidates was $166,920.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2002&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "North Dakota House of Representatives 2002 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2002|2002 election]], the total value of contributions to the 98 House candidates was $166,920.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2002&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "North Dakota House of Representatives 2002 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2000]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2000]]''
  
Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives consisted of a primary election day on June 13, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000.  A '''total of 49 seats''' were up for election.
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Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on June 13, 2000, and a general election on November 7, 2000.  A '''total of 49 seats''' were up for election.
  
During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2000|2000 election]], the total contributions to the 101 House candidates was $68,474.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2000&f=H ''Follow the Money'' "North Dakota House of Representatives 2000 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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During the [[North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2000|2000 election]], the total value of contributions to the 101 House candidates was $68,474.  The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ND&y=2000&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "North Dakota House of Representatives 2000 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[How vacancies are filled in state legislatures]]''{{Vacancies map}}
 
:: ''See also: [[How vacancies are filled in state legislatures]]''{{Vacancies map}}
  
Under North Dakota law, any vacancy in the House is filled by the district committee of the political party that holds the seat.  A replacement must be named within 21 days of the vacancy.  If more than 828 days are left in the term, the appointed person must serve until the next general election when the [[Governor of North Dakota|Governor]] can call for a special election<ref>[http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t161c13.pdf ''North Dakota Legislature'' "North Dakota Century Code"](Referenced Statute 16.1-13-10 (1))</ref>.
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Under North Dakota law, any vacancy in the house is filled by the district committee of the political party that holds the seat.  A replacement must be named within 21 days of the vacancy.  If more than 828 days are left in the term, the appointed person must serve until the next general election when the [[Governor of North Dakota|Governor]] can call for a special election.<ref>[http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t16-1c13.pdf?20131218122306 ''North Dakota Legislature'', "North Dakota Century Code," accessed December 18, 2013](Referenced Statute 16.1-13-10 (1))</ref>
  
 
==Redistricting==
 
==Redistricting==
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===Leadership===
 
===Leadership===
The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body. <ref>[http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/house/leadership/ North Dakota House Leadership]</ref>
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The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body.<ref>[http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/members/leadership/house ''North Dakota Legislative Assembly'', "North Dakota House Leadership for 2013-2014," accessed August 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====Current leadership====
 
====Current leadership====
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''Current Leadership, North Dakota House of Representatives
 
! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''Current Leadership, North Dakota House of Representatives
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Party
 
!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Party
 
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| [[Speaker of the House]] || [[William Devlin]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State Speaker of the House|Speaker of the House]] || {{State House Speaker|State=North Dakota|Table=Yes}}
 
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| [[House Majority Leader]] || [[Al Carlson]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[House Majority Leader]] || {{State House Majority Leader|State=North Dakota|Table=Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Assistant Majority Leader]] || [[Don Vigesaa]] || {{red dot}}
 
| [[State House Assistant Majority Leader]] || [[Don Vigesaa]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Majority Caucus Leader]] || [[Mike Nathe]] || {{red dot}}
 
| [[State House Majority Caucus Leader]] || [[Mike Nathe]] || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
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| [[State House Minority Leader]] || [[Kenton Onstad]] || {{blue dot}}
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| [[State House Minority Leader]] || {{State House Minority Leader|State=North Dakota|Table=Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Assistant Minority Leader]] || [[Corey Mock]] || {{blue dot}}
 
| [[State House Assistant Minority Leader]] || [[Corey Mock]] || {{blue dot}}
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! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | Assumed office
 
! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | Assumed office
 
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 1|1]]
 
| [[Patrick Hatlestad]]  
 
| [[Patrick Hatlestad]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-
 
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| 1
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 1|1]]
 
| [[Gary Sukut]]
 
| [[Gary Sukut]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 2
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 2|2]]
 
| [[Robert Skarphol]]
 
| [[Robert Skarphol]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 2
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 2|2]]
 
| [[David Rust]]
 
| [[David Rust]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 3
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 3|3]]
 
| [[Andrew Maragos]]
 
| [[Andrew Maragos]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 3
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 3|3]]
 
| [[Roscoe Streyle]]
 
| [[Roscoe Streyle]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 4
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 4|4]]
 
| [[Glen Froseth]]
 
| [[Glen Froseth]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 4
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 4|4]]
 
| [[Kenton Onstad]]
 
| [[Kenton Onstad]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 5
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 5|5]]
 
| [[Roger Brabandt]]
 
| [[Roger Brabandt]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 5
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 5|5]]
 
| [[Scott Louser]]
 
| [[Scott Louser]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 6
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 6|6]]
 
| [[Dick Anderson]]
 
| [[Dick Anderson]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 6
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 6|6]]
 
| [[Bob Hunskor]]
 
| [[Bob Hunskor]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 7
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 7|7]]
 
| [[Rick Becker]]
 
| [[Rick Becker]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 7
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 7|7]]
 
| [[Jason Dockter]]
 
| [[Jason Dockter]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 8
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 8|8]]
 
| [[Jeff Delzer]]
 
| [[Jeff Delzer]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1995
 
| 1995
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 8
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 8|8]]
 
| [[Vernon Laning]]
 
| [[Vernon Laning]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 9
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 9|9]]
 
| [[Tracy Boe]]
 
| [[Tracy Boe]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 9
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 9|9]]
 
| [[Marvin Nelson]]
 
| [[Marvin Nelson]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 10
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 10|10]]
 
| [[Charles Damschen]]
 
| [[Charles Damschen]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
| 10
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 10|10]]
 
| [[David Monson]]
 
| [[David Monson]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 11
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 11|11]]
 
| [[Ron Guggisberg]]
 
| [[Ron Guggisberg]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 11
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 11|11]]
 
| [[Scot Kelsh]]
 
| [[Scot Kelsh]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 1996
 
| 1996
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 12
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 12|12]]
 
| [[Jessica Haak]]
 
| [[Jessica Haak]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 12
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 12|12]]
 
| [[Alex Looysen]]
 
| [[Alex Looysen]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 13
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 13|13]]
 
| [[Kim Koppelman]]
 
| [[Kim Koppelman]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1994
 
| 1994
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 13
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 13|13]]
 
| [[Alon Wieland]]
 
| [[Alon Wieland]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 14
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 14|14]]
 
| [[Jon Nelson]]
 
| [[Jon Nelson]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1997
 
| 1997
 
|-
 
|-
| 14
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 14|14]]
 
| [[Robin Weisz]]
 
| [[Robin Weisz]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1997
 
| 1997
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 15
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 15|15]]
 
| [[Curt Hofstad]]
 
| [[Curt Hofstad]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 15
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 15|15]]
 
| [[Dennis Johnson, North Dakota Representative|Dennis Johnson]]
 
| [[Dennis Johnson, North Dakota Representative|Dennis Johnson]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 16
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 16|16]]
 
| [[Ben Hanson]]
 
| [[Ben Hanson]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 16
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 16|16]]
 
| [[Ben Koppelman]]
 
| [[Ben Koppelman]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 17
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 17|17]]
 
| [[Mark Owens]]
 
| [[Mark Owens]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 17
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 17|17]]
 
| [[Mark Sanford, North Dakota Politician|Mark Sanford]]
 
| [[Mark Sanford, North Dakota Politician|Mark Sanford]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 18
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 18|18]]
 
| [[Eliot Glassheim]]
 
| [[Eliot Glassheim]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-
 
|-
| 18
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 18|18]]
 
| [[Marie Strinden]]
 
| [[Marie Strinden]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 19
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 19|19]]
 
| [[Wayne Trottier]]
 
| [[Wayne Trottier]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 19
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 19|19]]
 
| [[Gary Paur]]
 
| [[Gary Paur]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 20
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 20|20]]
 
| [[Richard Holman]]
 
| [[Richard Holman]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 20
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 20|20]]
 
| [[Gail Mooney]]
 
| [[Gail Mooney]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 21
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 21|21]]
 
| [[Kathy Hogan]]
 
| [[Kathy Hogan]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 21
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 21|21]]
 
| [[Steve Zaiser]]
 
| [[Steve Zaiser]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 22
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 22|22]]
 
| [[Wesley Belter]]
 
| [[Wesley Belter]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1985
 
| 1985
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 22
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 22|22]]
 
| [[Peter Silbernagel]]
 
| [[Peter Silbernagel]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 23
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 23|23]]
 
| [[William Devlin]]
 
| [[William Devlin]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 23
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 23|23]]
 
| [[Don Vigesaa]]
 
| [[Don Vigesaa]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 24
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 24|24]]
 
| [[Dwight Kiefert]]
 
| [[Dwight Kiefert]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 24
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 24|24]]
 
| [[Naomi Muscha]]
 
| [[Naomi Muscha]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 25
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 25|25]]
| [[John Wall]]
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| [[John Wall|Vacant]]
| {{Red dot}}
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|  
| 2005
+
|  
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 25
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 25|25]]
 
| [[Clark Williams]]
 
| [[Clark Williams]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 26
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 26|26]]
 
| [[Bill Amerman]]
 
| [[Bill Amerman]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 26
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 26|26]]
 
| [[Jerome Kelsh]]
 
| [[Jerome Kelsh]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2008
 
| 2008
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 27
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 27|27]]
 
| [[Randy Boehning]]
 
| [[Randy Boehning]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 27
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 27|27]]
 
| [[Thomas Beadle]]
 
| [[Thomas Beadle]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 28
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 28|28]]
 
| [[Michael Don Brandenburg]]
 
| [[Michael Don Brandenburg]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 28
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 28|28]]
 
| [[William Kretschmar]]
 
| [[William Kretschmar]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 29
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 29|29]]
 
| [[Craig Headland]]
 
| [[Craig Headland]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 29
+
| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 29|29]]
 
| [[Chet Pollert]]
 
| [[Chet Pollert]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-
 
|-
| 30
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 30|30]]
 
| [[Diane Larson]]
 
| [[Diane Larson]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-   
 
|-   
| 30
+
| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 30|30]]
 
| [[Mike Nathe]]
 
| [[Mike Nathe]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 31
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 31|31]]
 
| [[Karen Rohr]]
 
| [[Karen Rohr]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 31
+
| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 31|31]]
 
| [[James Schmidt]]
 
| [[James Schmidt]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 32
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 32|32]]
 
| [[Mark Dosch]]
 
| [[Mark Dosch]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-
 
|-
| 32
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 32|32]]
 
| [[Lisa Meier]]
 
| [[Lisa Meier]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 33
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 33|33]]
 
| [[Brenda Heller]]
 
| [[Brenda Heller]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 33
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 33|33]]
 
| [[Gary Kreidt]]
 
| [[Gary Kreidt]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 34
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 34|34]]
 
| [[Todd Porter]]
 
| [[Todd Porter]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 34
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 34|34]]
 
| [[Nathan Toman]]
 
| [[Nathan Toman]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 35
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 35|35]]
 
| [[Karen Karls]]
 
| [[Karen Karls]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 35
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 35|35]]
 
| [[Bob Martinson]]
 
| [[Bob Martinson]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2000
 
| 2000
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 36
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 36|36]]
 
| [[Alan Fehr]]
 
| [[Alan Fehr]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 36
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 36|36]]
 
| [[Mike Schatz]]
 
| [[Mike Schatz]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 37
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 37|37]]
 
| [[Nancy Johnson]]
 
| [[Nancy Johnson]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 37
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 37|37]]
 
| [[Vicky Steiner]]
 
| [[Vicky Steiner]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 38
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 38|38]]
 
| [[Larry Bellew]]
 
| [[Larry Bellew]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-
 
|-
| 38
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 38|38]]
 
| [[Dan Ruby]]
 
| [[Dan Ruby]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 39
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 39|39]]
 
| [[David Drovdal]]
 
| [[David Drovdal]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 39
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 39|39]]
 
| [[Keith Kempenich]]
 
| [[Keith Kempenich]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 40
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 40|40]]
 
| [[Matthew Klein]]
 
| [[Matthew Klein]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 40
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 40|40]]
 
| [[Robert Frantsvog]]
 
| [[Robert Frantsvog]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 41
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 41|41]]
 
| [[Al Carlson]]
 
| [[Al Carlson]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-
 
|-
| 41
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 41|41]]
 
| [[Bette Grande]]
 
| [[Bette Grande]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1997
 
| 1997
 
|-
 
|-
| 42
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 42|42]]
 
| [[Corey Mock]]
 
| [[Corey Mock]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2008
 
| 2008
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 42
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 42|42]]
 
| [[Kylie Oversen]]
 
| [[Kylie Oversen]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 43
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 43|43]]
 
| [[Lois Delmore]]
 
| [[Lois Delmore]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 1995
 
| 1995
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 43
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 43|43]]
 
| [[Curt Kreun]]
 
| [[Curt Kreun]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 44
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 44|44]]
 
| [[Joshua Boschee]]
 
| [[Joshua Boschee]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 44
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 44|44]]
 
| [[Blair Thoreson]]
 
| [[Blair Thoreson]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 45
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 45|45]]
 
| [[Joe Heilman]]
 
| [[Joe Heilman]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 45
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 45|45]]
 
| [[Ed Gruchalla]]
 
| [[Ed Gruchalla]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
| 46
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 46|46]]
 
| [[Kathy Hawken]]
 
| [[Kathy Hawken]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1997
 
| 1997
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 46
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 46|46]]
 
| [[James Kasper]]
 
| [[James Kasper]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2001
 
| 2001
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 47
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 47|47]]
 
| [[George Keiser]]
 
| [[George Keiser]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1993
 
| 1993
 
|-  
 
|-  
| 47
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| [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 47|47]]
 
| [[Lawrence Klemin]]
 
| [[Lawrence Klemin]]
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
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==Standing committees==
 
==Standing committees==
The North Dakota House of Representatives has the following 12 standing committees:
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The North Dakota House of Representatives has the following 11 standing committees:
  
 
* [[Agriculture Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
 
* [[Agriculture Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
 
* [[Appropriations Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
 
* [[Appropriations Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
* [[Constitutional Revision Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
 
 
* [[Education Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
 
* [[Education Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
 
* [[Energy and Natural Resources Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
 
* [[Energy and Natural Resources Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
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* [[Political Subdivisions Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
 
* [[Political Subdivisions Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
 
* [[Transportation Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
 
* [[Transportation Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
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==Decommissioned committees==
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* [[Constitutional Revision Committee, North Dakota House of Representatives]]
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Partisan balance 1992-2013===
 
===Partisan balance 1992-2013===
 
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{{who runs badge|align=left}}
::''See also: [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]] and [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, North Dakota]]’’
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::''See also: [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]] and [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, North Dakota]]''
 
[[File:North Dakota legislature pie chart 1992-2013.png|thumb|Partisan breakdown of the North Dakota legislature from 1992-2013]]
 
[[File:North Dakota legislature pie chart 1992-2013.png|thumb|Partisan breakdown of the North Dakota legislature from 1992-2013]]
 
During every year from 1992-2013, the Republican Party was the majority in the North Dakota State House of Representatives. The North Dakota House of Representatives is one of nine state Houses that was Republican for more than 80 percent of the years between 1992-2013. North Dakota has been under Republican [[trifectas]] for the last 19 years.
 
During every year from 1992-2013, the Republican Party was the majority in the North Dakota State House of Representatives. The North Dakota House of Representatives is one of nine state Houses that was Republican for more than 80 percent of the years between 1992-2013. North Dakota has been under Republican [[trifectas]] for the last 19 years.
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Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.
 
Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.
  
Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.
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Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states had divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.
 
   
 
   
 
The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of North Dakota|Office of the Governor of North Dakota]], the [[North Dakota State Senate]] and the [[North Dakota House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
 
The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of North Dakota|Office of the Governor of North Dakota]], the [[North Dakota State Senate]] and the [[North Dakota House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
 
[[File:Partisan composition of North Dakota state government(1992-2013).PNG]]
 
[[File:Partisan composition of North Dakota state government(1992-2013).PNG]]
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====SQLI and partisanship====
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The chart below depicts the partisanship of North Dakota's state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. From 1995-2013 North Dakota had Republican trifectas. The state's lowest SQLI rating, finishing 30th, occurred from 1998-1999. In more recent years of the study, North Dakota's rankings improved, moving it into the top-10 from 2009-2012. Its best ranking, finishing 3rd, occurred in 2012.
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[[File:North Dakota SQLI visualization.PNG|thumb|center|1000px|Chart displaying the partisanship of North Dakota government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).]]
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==See also==
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*[[North Dakota Legislative Assembly]]
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*[[North Dakota State Senate]]
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*[[North Dakota state legislative districts]]
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*[[State legislative scorecards in North Dakota]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

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North Dakota House of Representatives

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General Information
Type:   Lower house
Term limits:   None
2014 session start:   Will not hold a regular session.
Website:   Official House Page
Leadership
House Speaker:  William Devlin (R)
Majority Leader:   Al Carlson (R)
Minority leader:   Kenton Onstad (D)
Structure
Members:  94
  
Vacancy (1)
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:   Art IV, North Dakota Constitution
Salary:   $152/day + per diem
Elections
Last Election:  November 6, 2012 (46 seats)
Next election:  November 4, 2014 (48 seats)
Redistricting:  North Dakota Legislature has control
The North Dakota House of Representatives is the lower house of the North Dakota State Legislature. The legislature meets at the State Capitol of Bismarck.

Two representatives are elected from each of 47 senatorial districts as a total of 94 members serve in the lower house of the North Dakota legislature. Each member represents an average of 14,310 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 13,664 residents.[2] Generally, the representatives from odd-numbered districts were elected to four-year terms at the 2006 general election and the representatives from even-numbered districts were elected to four-year terms at the November 2008 general election. In 2010, all odd numbered districts were up for re-election.

As of September 2014, North Dakota is one of 23 Republican state government trifectas.

See also: North Dakota State Legislature, North Dakota State Senate, North Dakota Governor

Sessions

Article IV of the North Dakota Constitution establishes when the North Dakota Legislative Assembly, of which the House is a part, is to be in session. Section 7 of Article IV states that the Assembly is to convene in regular session every January after a legislative election. This means that the Assembly convenes in January of every odd-numbered year. Section 7 specifies that the convening date is to be the first Tuesday after the third day in January, unless this date is changed by law. Section 7 limits the length of regular sessions to no more than eighty days every two years.

2014

See also: Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions

In 2014, the Legislature will not hold a regular session.

2013

See also: Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 4.

Major issues

Major issues in the 2013 legislative session were focused mostly on the oil boom in western North Dakota and included a budget, the state surplus, improved transportation infrastructure, and decreasing crime.[3]

2012

See also: Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions

In 2012, the House was not in regular session.

2011

See also: Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions

In 2011, the House was in regular session from January 4 through April 28.[4] A special session was called by Governor Jack Dalrymple from November 7 through 12 to cover legislative redistricting and disaster relief.[5]

2010

See also: Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions

In 2010, the House did not meet in regular session.[6]

Role in state budget

See also: North Dakota state budget

The state operates on a biennial budget cycle. The sequence of key events in the budget process is as follows:[7][8]

  1. Budget instruction guidelines are sent to state agencies in March and/or April of the year preceding the start of the new biennium.
  2. State agencies submit their budget requests to the governor in June and/or July.
  3. Agency hearings are held from July through October.
  4. The governor submits his or her proposed budget to the state legislature in the first week of December.
  5. The legislature typically adopts a budget in April. A simple majority is required to pass a budget. The new biennium begins in July.

North Dakota is one of 44 states in which the governor has line item veto authority.[8]

The governor is legally required to submit a balanced budget proposal. Likewise, the state legislature is legally required to pass a balanced budget.[8]

Cost-benefit analyses

See also: Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Cost-Benefit Study
Map showing results of the Pew-MacArthur cost-benefit study.

The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative released a report in July 2013 which indicated that cost-benefit analysis in policymaking led to more effective uses of public funds. Looking at data from 2008 through 2011, the study's authors found that some states were more likely to use cost-benefit analysis while others were facing challenges and lagging behind the rest of the nation. Among the challenges states faced were a lack of time, money and technical skills needed to conduct comprehensive cost-benefit analyses. North Dakota was one of 11 states that made rare use of cost-benefit analyses in policy and budget processes.[9]

Ethics and transparency

Following the Money report

See also: Following the Money 2014 Report

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a consumer-focused nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., released its annual report on state transparency websites in April 2014. The report, entitled "Following the Money," measured how transparent and accountable state websites are with regard to state government spending.[10] According to the report, North Dakota received a grade of D and a numerical score of 56, indicating that North Dakota was "lagging" in terms of transparency regarding state spending.[10]

Open States Transparency

See also: Open States' Legislative Data Report Card

The Sunlight Foundation released an "Open Legislative Data Report Card" in March 2013. North Dakota was given a grade of C in the report. The report card evaluated how adequate, complete and accessible legislative data is to the general public. A total of 10 states received an A -- Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.[11]

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014.

2012

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives were held in North Dakota on November 6, 2012. A total of 46 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was April 13, 2012. The primary date was June 12, 2012.

During the 2012 election, the total value of contributions to the 97 House candidates was $437,249. The top 10 contributors were:[12]

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives were held in North Dakota on November 2, 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 8, 2010. The primary Election Day was June 8, 2010.

North Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 36 25
     Republican Party 58 69
Total 94 94


During the 2010 election, the total value of contributions to the 89 House candidates was $428,028. The top 10 contributors were:[13]

2008

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2008

Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives were held in North Dakota on November 4, 2008.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was April 11, 2008. The primary Election Day was June 10, 2008.

During the 2008 election, the total value of contributions to the 91 House candidates was $406,833. The top 10 contributors were:[14]

2006

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006

Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on June 13, 2006, and a general election on November 7, 2006. A total of 48 seats were up for election.

During the 2006 election, the total value of contributions to the 91 House candidates was $305,907. The top 10 contributors were:[15]

2004

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2004

Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on June 8, 2004, and a general election on November 8, 2004. A total of 49 seats were up for election.

During the 2004 election, the total value of contributions to the 93 House candidates was $194,667. The top 10 contributors were:[16]

2002

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2002

Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on June 11, 2002, and a general election on November 5, 2002. A total of 49 seats were up for election.

During the 2002 election, the total value of contributions to the 98 House candidates was $166,920. The top 10 contributors were:[17]

2000

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2000

Elections for the office of North Dakota's House of Representatives consisted of a primary Election Day on June 13, 2000, and a general election on November 7, 2000. A total of 49 seats were up for election.

During the 2000 election, the total value of contributions to the 101 House candidates was $68,474. The top 10 contributors were:[18]

Qualifications

Article 4, Section 5 of the North Dakota Constitution states: State Senators and Representatives must be, on the day of the election, qualified voters in the district from which they are chosen and a resident of the state for one year preceding election to office.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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Under North Dakota law, any vacancy in the house is filled by the district committee of the political party that holds the seat. A replacement must be named within 21 days of the vacancy. If more than 828 days are left in the term, the appointed person must serve until the next general election when the Governor can call for a special election.[19]

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in North Dakota

Redistricting is the responsibility of the General Assembly, with a federal or state court intervening should the legislature not agree on a plan.

2010 census

North Dakota received its local census data on March 15, 2011. The state enjoyed an approximately five percent population growth to 672,591, but lost in rural districts, posing the threat of putting incumbents against each other. The legislature held a special session in November 2011 after preliminary approval by the Interim Legislative Redistricting Committee, and passed the proposed plan on the 8th, a day after convening. The plan cut two rural districts, added districts in Fargo and Bismarck, and paired over a dozen incumbents. Governor Jack Dalrymple (R) signed the plan into law on November 9, 2011.

Representatives

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 23
     Republican Party 70
     Vacancy 1
Total 94

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the North Dakota State House of Representatives from 1992-2013.
Partisan composition of the North Dakota State House.PNG

Interactive Map

The North Dakota State Legislature has a link to an interactive district map.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the North Dakota Legislature are paid $152/day during legislative sessions and for attending interim committee meetings. Legislators receive lodging reimbursements up to $1,351/month (vouchered).[20]

Pension

North Dakota does not provide pensions for legislators.[21]

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

North Dakota legislators assume office December 1st.

Leadership

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body.[22]

Current leadership

Current Leadership, North Dakota House of Representatives
Office Representative Party
Speaker of the House William Devlin Ends.png Republican
House Majority Leader Al Carlson Ends.png Republican
State House Assistant Majority Leader Don Vigesaa Ends.png Republican
State House Majority Caucus Leader Mike Nathe Ends.png Republican
State House Minority Leader Kenton Onstad Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Minority Leader Corey Mock Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Minority Caucus Leader Ed Gruchalla Electiondot.png Democratic

Current members

Current members, North Dakota House of Representatives
District Representative Party Assumed office
1 Patrick Hatlestad Ends.png Republican 2007
1 Gary Sukut Ends.png Republican 2007
2 Robert Skarphol Ends.png Republican 2001
2 David Rust Ends.png Republican 2009
3 Andrew Maragos Ends.png Republican 2011
3 Roscoe Streyle Ends.png Republican 2011
4 Glen Froseth Ends.png Republican 1993
4 Kenton Onstad Electiondot.png Democratic 2001
5 Roger Brabandt Ends.png Republican 2011
5 Scott Louser Ends.png Republican 2011
6 Dick Anderson Ends.png Republican 2011
6 Bob Hunskor Electiondot.png Democratic 2001
7 Rick Becker Ends.png Republican 2013
7 Jason Dockter Ends.png Republican 2013
8 Jeff Delzer Ends.png Republican 1995
8 Vernon Laning Ends.png Republican 2013
9 Tracy Boe Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
9 Marvin Nelson Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
10 Charles Damschen Ends.png Republican 2005
10 David Monson Ends.png Republican 1993
11 Ron Guggisberg Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
11 Scot Kelsh Electiondot.png Democratic 1996
12 Jessica Haak Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
12 Alex Looysen Ends.png Republican 2013
13 Kim Koppelman Ends.png Republican 1994
13 Alon Wieland Ends.png Republican 2003
14 Jon Nelson Ends.png Republican 1997
14 Robin Weisz Ends.png Republican 1997
15 Curt Hofstad Ends.png Republican 2007
15 Dennis Johnson Ends.png Republican 1993
16 Ben Hanson Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
16 Ben Koppelman Ends.png Republican 2013
17 Mark Owens Ends.png Republican 2011
17 Mark Sanford Ends.png Republican 2011
18 Eliot Glassheim Electiondot.png Democratic 1993
18 Marie Strinden Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
19 Wayne Trottier Ends.png Republican 2011
19 Gary Paur Ends.png Republican 2011
20 Richard Holman Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
20 Gail Mooney Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
21 Kathy Hogan Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
21 Steve Zaiser Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
22 Wesley Belter Ends.png Republican 1985
22 Peter Silbernagel Ends.png Republican 2013
23 William Devlin Ends.png Republican 2011
23 Don Vigesaa Ends.png Republican 2003
24 Dwight Kiefert Ends.png Republican 2013
24 Naomi Muscha Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
25 Vacant
25 Clark Williams Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
26 Bill Amerman Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
26 Jerome Kelsh Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
27 Randy Boehning Ends.png Republican 2003
27 Thomas Beadle Ends.png Republican 2011
28 Michael Don Brandenburg Ends.png Republican 2005
28 William Kretschmar Ends.png Republican 2001
29 Craig Headland Ends.png Republican 2003
29 Chet Pollert Ends.png Republican 1999
30 Diane Larson Ends.png Republican 2013
30 Mike Nathe Ends.png Republican 2009
31 Karen Rohr Ends.png Republican 2011
31 James Schmidt Ends.png Republican 2011
32 Mark Dosch Ends.png Republican 2001
32 Lisa Meier Ends.png Republican 2001
33 Brenda Heller Ends.png Republican 2007
33 Gary Kreidt Ends.png Republican 2003
34 Todd Porter Ends.png Republican 1999
34 Nathan Toman Ends.png Republican 2013
35 Karen Karls Ends.png Republican 2007
35 Bob Martinson Ends.png Republican 2000
36 Alan Fehr Ends.png Republican 2013
36 Mike Schatz Ends.png Republican 2009
37 Nancy Johnson Ends.png Republican 1999
37 Vicky Steiner Ends.png Republican 2011
38 Larry Bellew Ends.png Republican 2001
38 Dan Ruby Ends.png Republican 2001
39 David Drovdal Ends.png Republican 1993
39 Keith Kempenich Ends.png Republican 1993
40 Matthew Klein Ends.png Republican 1993
40 Robert Frantsvog Ends.png Republican 2009
41 Al Carlson Ends.png Republican 1993
41 Bette Grande Ends.png Republican 1997
42 Corey Mock Electiondot.png Democratic 2008
42 Kylie Oversen Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
43 Lois Delmore Electiondot.png Democratic 1995
43 Curt Kreun Ends.png Republican 2011
44 Joshua Boschee Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
44 Blair Thoreson Ends.png Republican 1999
45 Joe Heilman Ends.png Republican 2011
45 Ed Gruchalla Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
46 Kathy Hawken Ends.png Republican 1997
46 James Kasper Ends.png Republican 2001
47 George Keiser Ends.png Republican 1993
47 Lawrence Klemin Ends.png Republican 1999

Standing committees

The North Dakota House of Representatives has the following 11 standing committees:

Decommissioned committees

History

Partisan balance 1992-2013

Who Runs the States Project
See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, North Dakota
Partisan breakdown of the North Dakota legislature from 1992-2013

During every year from 1992-2013, the Republican Party was the majority in the North Dakota State House of Representatives. The North Dakota House of Representatives is one of nine state Houses that was Republican for more than 80 percent of the years between 1992-2013. North Dakota has been under Republican trifectas for the last 19 years.

Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states had divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of North Dakota, the North Dakota State Senate and the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of North Dakota state government(1992-2013).PNG

SQLI and partisanship

The chart below depicts the partisanship of North Dakota's state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. From 1995-2013 North Dakota had Republican trifectas. The state's lowest SQLI rating, finishing 30th, occurred from 1998-1999. In more recent years of the study, North Dakota's rankings improved, moving it into the top-10 from 2009-2012. Its best ranking, finishing 3rd, occurred in 2012.

Chart displaying the partisanship of North Dakota government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).

See also

External links

References

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  2. census.gov, "Census 2000 PHC-T-2. Ranking Tables for States: 1990 and 2000," accessed May 15, 2014
  3. NewsOK, "Oil issues to dominate ND legislative session," January 6, 2013
  4. North Dakota Legislative Assembly, "View House Floor Calendar," accessed August 18, 2014
  5. The Bismarck Tribune, "N.D. House leader: Special session starts Nov. 7," September 15, 2011
  6. North Dakota Legislative Assembly, "61st Legislative Assembly," accessed August 18, 2014
  7. National Conference of State Legislatures, "State Experiences with Annual and Biennial Budgeting," updated April 2011
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 National Association of State Budget Officers, "Budget Processes in the States, Summer 2008," accessed February 21, 2014
  9. Pew Charitable Trusts, "States’ Use of Cost-Benefit Analysis," July 29, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 U.S. Public Interest Research Group, "Following the Money 2014 Report," accessed April 15, 2014
  11. Sunlight Foundation, "Ten Principles for Opening Up Government Information," accessed June 16, 2013
  12. Follow the Money, "North Dakota House of Representatives 2012 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014
  13. Follow the Money, "North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "North Dakota House of Representatives 2008 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014
  15. Follow the Money, "North Dakota House of Representatives 2006 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014
  16. Follow the Money, "North Dakota House of Representatives 2004 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014
  17. Follow the Money, "North Dakota House of Representatives 2002 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014
  18. Follow the Money, "North Dakota House of Representatives 2000 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 23, 2014
  19. North Dakota Legislature, "North Dakota Century Code," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 16.1-13-10 (1))
  20. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  21. USA Today, "State-by-state: Benefits available to state legislators," September 23, 2011
  22. North Dakota Legislative Assembly, "North Dakota House Leadership for 2013-2014," accessed August 18, 2014