HEALTH PLAN REQUIREMENTS UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS
July 25, 2014
Health plans’ age-based restrictions may not satisfy federal and state law and may render the plans ineligible for “grandfathered” status under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Read the Opinion: 2014-L-12
CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE TASK FORCE CONDUCTS SURPRISE INSPECTIONS IN OIL COUNTRY
July 17, 2014
Contractors in Watford City and Williston received surprise inspections from the Attorney General’s compliance task force earlier this week. The random inspections indicated that the vast majority of contractors are complying with state licensing and reporting laws. Over a two-day period, the multi-agency Contractor Compliance task force arrived unannounced at 33 job sites, involving 132 contractors. More
NATIONAL MILITARY CONSUMER PROTECTION DAY
July 16, 2014
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joins federal, state and local organizations and national advocacy groups in supporting the 2nd annual National Military Consumer Protection Day today, to highlight consumer protection and education issues for military consumers. More
STATEWIDE CRIME STATISTICS RELEASED
July 15, 2014
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today released North Dakota’s crime statistics for 2013. The annual Crime Report is compiled from information reported by local law enforcement agencies across the state. “This year’s report includes some positive news as well as some areas of great concern. ... ," said Stenehjem. More
Read the 2013 Crime Report & 2013 Homicide Report
Review charts highlighting some of the statistics
TWO MONTH DELAY FOR RECORDS IS UNREASONABLE
July 14, 2014
The ND Industrial Commission took two months to provide records that had been requested, which is an unreasonable delay.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-06
SURVEY REQUIREMENTS FOR FEE LANDS
July 11, 2014
Federal, not state, law dictates the scope of Indian tribes’ jurisdiction over non-members’ activities on fee lands and federal agencies have authority to make decisions regarding the Section 106 process and tribes’ attempts to collect fees for actions related to that process.
Read the Opinion: 2014-L-11
PROPERTY TAX ESTIMATES
July 11, 2014
Once the statutory deadline has passed, a school district cannot amend its property tax estimate even to correct a clerical or human error.
Read the Opinion: 2014-L-10
STATE CRIME LAB SCIENTIST AND BCI AGENT RECEIVED COMMENDATIONS FROM US ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
July 9, 2014
State Crime Laboratory Forensic Scientist Charlene Keller and BCI Special Agent Steve Gilpin were presented with commendations today by US Attorney Tim Purdon, in recognition of their roles in the investigation and breakup of a multi-state drug distribution ring involving synthetic drugs. More
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