Burgum signs more than 30 bills to reduce red tape, improve government efficiency and services
22 Mar 2023
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has signed 33 of the more than 50 bills introduced this legislative session to change or eliminate over 400 antiquated, unnecessary and burdensome regulations and other red tape that was identified through the Red Tape Reduction Working Group created by executive order last August.
The working group was tasked with identifying regulations, rules and policies that could be changed or eliminated to reduce burdens and lower costs for North Dakota citizens and the private sector and make state government more efficient, effective and nimble. The working group included all cabinet agencies as well as non-cabinet agencies that chose to participate.
After receiving about 500 ideas from the public, agencies and team members, the working group acted on nearly 400 submissions that resulted in draft bills submitted through the agency bill submission process to be acted on during the legislative session and through administrative rule changes and process improvement. Through today, Burgum has signed 33 bills identified as reducing red tape, while eight bills have passed both chambers and await the governor’s signature and 11 bills are pending.