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Sessions: Odd years only
Convenes: Jan (1st Tues after 3rd day)
Adjourns: 80 legislative days
During Session: 3 days
After Session: 15 days excl Sat & Sun
Pocket Veto: No
North Dakota Constitution Art 5 Sec 9
Filed Before August 1: August 1
Filed On or After August 1: 90 days
Appropriation/Tax bills: July 1
North Dakota Constitution Art 4 Sec 13 AND North Dakota Statutes 1-02-42
Nontraditional livestock (all captive wildlife): Zoos and research and educational facilities must comply with nontraditional livestock rules, but licensed zoos and USDA Class B Brokers dealing with zoos may get exemptions for testing for rare animals. Classified as:
Require a Nontraditional Livestock Auction Permit for auctions and certificates of veterinary inspection. Applications must be submitted 30 days before the event, along with records of all consigned animals 10 days prior. A vet must be on the premises. Category 3 buyers must have a license before bidding, and Category 2 buyers have 10 days after purchase to apply for a license.
Venomous reptiles require a permit, which is only issued for an educational purpose, such as research or for displays at schools, institutes of higher education, wildlife preserves and zoos.
(North Dakota Admin Code 48-12-01; North Dakota Century Code 36-01)
Raccoons and skunks: BANNED except for USDA licensed zoos and is furthered regulated under 48-13-1.
The propagation and domestication of protected live birds and animals requires a permit from the state veterinarian, and they may be sold or transferred (North Dakota Century Code 20.1-09).
Wolves and coyotes kept as domestic animals may be killed if caught killing, injuring or bothering livestock or poultry (North Dakota Century Code 36-21-10). Captive mountain lions, wolves, and wolf hybrids must be tattooed inside the ear with an ID number obtained from the Board of Animal Health. (North Dakota Admin Code 48-12-01; North Dakota Century Code 36-01)
Those raising or owning a fur-bearing animal have the same property rights as domestic owners (North Dakota Century Code 20.1-07-02).
The state regulates preventing rabies in wild mammals and hybrids, both captive and wild.
(North Dakota Century Code 23-36)
Importation of nontraditional livestock other than exempt animals requires an import permit from the state vet and a certificate of veterinary inspection.
BANS the importation of skunks and raccoons except for exhibition. Rest require import permit. Game birds and animals require a health certificate. Imported pet songbirds may be possessed and transferred.
(North Dakota Adm Code 48-02-01-09.1, 48-02-01-10, 30-04-04; North Dakota Century Code 20.1-04-03)