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In North Dakota, Every Bill Gets a Vote

While the North Dakota legislature only meets every other year and for only 80 days, there is no shortage of work that gets done, and every bill that is introduced gets voted on unless it is withdrawn. 

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That's a lot of legislation that is discussed in Bismarck every two years.  Last year, 900 bills were introduced during the legislative session, and all bills that were not withdrawn got votes and over half were passed and signed into law.  Nationally, only 5 percent of the 11,000 bills that were proposed during the current term got a vote, and only 2 percent were signed into law by the President.  For more information about on this story about our citizen legislature, CLICK HERE

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