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Associated Press, Published May 21 2013

North Dakota legislators pick 41 interim studies

BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers will be studying 41 issues over the next two years, including property taxes and the effects of federal health care legislation.

The 17-member Legislative Management Committee chose the topics Monday out of 69 potential studies. They'll be considered between now and the 64th Legislature in 2015.

Among the other approved study topics are a review of the state's tobacco control plan and statewide child care service needs. Rejected topics included a study of man camps in the oil patch, special traffic enforcement for high-fatality areas on state highways and requirements placed on state schools by the federal Education Department.

Ten of the 41 studies are being required by the Legislature. Those topics include health care reform and new funding formulas for education.

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