Bill aimed at easing dentist shortage fails
BISMARCK - House lawmakers overwhelmingly defeated a bill Monday aimed at addressing North Dakota's shortage of dentists by allowing certified "advanced practice dental hygienists" to perform certain procedures under a dentist's supervision.
BISMARCK – House lawmakers overwhelmingly defeated a bill Monday aimed at addressing North Dakota’s shortage of dentists by allowing certified “advanced practice dental hygienists” to perform certain procedures under a dentist’s supervision.
Senate Bill 2354 failed by a vote of 6-40.
The bill’s prime sponsor, Sen. Dick Dever, R-Bismarck, had called it a common-sense solution to increasing access to affordable, routine dental care.
Bill to fund school resource officers in schools fails
BISMARCK – House lawmakers shot down a bill Monday that would have provided $1.05 million for a pilot project to place armed school resource officers in 15 small school districts in North Dakota.House Bill 1388 was introduced by Rep. Dwight Kiefert, R-Valley City.