Legislative Wrap-Up

Legislative Wrap-Up 

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9am  Welcome Intro and Overview

  • Mark Johnson, NDACo Executive Director

9:10  Social Service Funding – What Happened, What Didn’t and Where Do We Go From Here? PRESENTATION

Child Care Licensing and Other Human Services Bills with County Impacts            

  • Terry Traynor, NDACo Assistant Director of Policy & Programs
  • Steve Reiser, Dakota Central Social Services Director
  • Christopher Jones, Department of Human Services Executive Director

10:25   Break

10:40   Property Tax Notices, Social Service Levies, Assessor Training and Other Reforms PRESENTATION

  • Donnell Preskey Hushka, NDACo Government/Public Relations Specialist
  • Ryan Rauschenberger, State Tax Commissioner
  • Joe Morrissette, Deputy State Tax Commissioner
  • Linda Leadbetter, State Supervisor of Assessments

11:25   Western Energy Counties   PRESENTATION

  •  Geoff Simon, Western Dakota Energy Association Executive Director

11:50   Public Safety Radio   PRESENTATION

  • Terry Traynor, NDACo Assistant Director of Policy & Programs
  • Duane Schell, ITD Director of Network Services

12:15pm  Lunch   

1pm  Justice Reform – Impact on Counties                    

  • Aaron Birst, NDACo Legal Counsel
  • Representative Pat Heinert, District 32
  • Senator Kelly Armstrong, District 36

1:30   NDPERS Changes – Retirement & Benefits  PRESENTATION

  • Sparb Collins, NDPERS Executive Director                              

1:45   Public Health Funding/Tobacco/Marijuana  PRESENTATION

  • Mary Korsmo, ND State Association of City & County Health Officials Executive Director
  • Mylynn Tufte, State Health Officer
  • Arvy Smith, Deputy State Health Officer

2:30   Break



2:45   Team County Lightening Round (imagine sound effect of lightning bolt) with NDACo Legislative Team!  PRESENTATION

  • Mark Johnson
  • Terry Traynor
  • Aaron Birst
  • Donnell Preskey Hushka
  • Mary Korsmo

4pm   Adjourn