State to take over funding for County Social Service Programs


A bill to provide funding to social services is moving out of committee meetings. The social services funding bill finally finished up in committee meetings.

Senate Bill 2206 would shift the financially responsibility of social service programs away from counties, and add it to the state’s budget. A large chunk of the funding would come from what the state currently uses for property tax relief – totaling nearly 161 million dollars.

Representative Craig Headland, a member of the conference committee, says he thinks this legislation will be good for North Dakota.

Rep. Craig Headland; (R) Montpelier: “By transitioning away from buying down mills to actually reforming  how property taxes are collected.”

Headland says he expects SB 2206 to hit the Senate floor this evening or tomorrow morning.

The Senate will announce its goal for an end date for the legislative session today at 1 o’clock.


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