Burgum Signs Four Bills into Law

News
Burgum_1485402172223.JPG

Thursday, Governor Burgum signed four bills into law stemming from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The bills are designed to protect landowner rights, deter criminal activity and expand the ability to appoint outside law enforcement officers to assist North Dakota agencies.

The bills all have emergency clauses that make them effective immediately. Governor Burgum signed them all into law around 3 p.m. Thursday. 

  • House Bill 1293: Expands the scope of criminal trespass activity under state law and allows officers to issue a $250 fine for trespassing; as opposed to filing criminal charges. 
  • House Bill 1304: Makes it a Class A misdemeanor to wear a mask, hood or other device that conceals their face when committing a crime. 
  • House Bill 1426: Increases the penalty for riot offenses. Bill allows prosecutors to charge people involved in riots with 100 or less people with a Class C felony. 
  • Senate Bill 2302: Bill to expand the Attorney General’s authority to appoint ad hoc special agents, such as out-of-state peace officers who come to North Dakota in response to requests for assistance. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Stories

More Local News

Recent Videos

WDA Volleyball

Rugby Volleyball

Consumer Alert: FTC reports consumers lost $117 million to social media scams in first half of 2020

Beach Football

Tom Barry Settlement

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 10/26

Bismarck Volleyball

Monday, October 26th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

Dr. Birx Visit

Flu Shot Numbers

ATW: Athletic Trainers

ATW: Surrey Football

Gas Stamps

Halloween Event

Trick or Treat

ATW: Century Soccer

Veterans Voices: From Hawaii to North Dakota, a seasoned Air Force veteran recounts his journey

Tom's Monday Afternoon #OneMinuteForecast 10/26

Amber's Monday Morning #OneMinuteForecast 10/26

Today is the coldest day in the forecast

More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss