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North Dakota "Castle Doctrine" Heading to the House Floor!

Friday, February 9, 2007


House Bill1319, critical “Castle Doctrine” legislation sponsored by State Representative Todd Porter (R-34), is moving toward the House floor for a vote.  This “Castle Doctrine” self-defense bill states that if a criminal breaks into your home, your occupied vehicle, or your place of business, you do not have a “duty to retreat.”  The bill also provides protection from criminal prosecution and civil litigation for those who defend themselves from criminal attack. 

Please contact your State Representative at (888) NDLEGIS (635-3447), or (701) 328-3373 (local), and respectfully urge him or her to support HB1319. 

House Bill 1200, sponsored by State Representative Todd Porter  (R-34), would create “PLOTS”--Private Land Open To Sportsmen.  The bill passed the House Natural Resources Committee by a vote of 11-2, and is being referred to the House Appropriations Committee.  HB1200 will allow the director of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to lease private land for the purpose of opening that land to hunters under the age of 18, as well as to create a youth hunting grant program to encourage youth hunting.  A licensed adult hunter must accompany all hunters under the age 16, and the adult is allowed to hunt. 

Please contact your State Representative at (888) NDLEGIS (635-3447), or 701-328-3373 (local), and respectfully urge him or her to support House Bill 1200 to carry on the tradition of hunting in North Dakota.

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