Legislative Management met and approved twenty-five interim committee reports Nov. 14-15. The reports included results of interim studies and recommended bills. A total of thirty-four bills have passed through the interim committees and will be introduced during the 66th Legislative Assembly.
Included in the Education Policy Committee report was information regarding plans to develop standards and a curriculum for cyber science and computer science teachers to educate students and develop a cyber security workforce. It was also noted that the goal is to train 700 teachers in the state, with at least one teacher in every school comfortable being an advocate for computer science and cyber security.
The 66th Legislative Assembly will begin with the organizational session Dec. 3-5. Gov. Burgum will share his executive budget recommendation with legislators Dec. 5, the last day of the three-day Legislative Organizational Session in Bismarck. The 2019 Legislative Session kicks off Jan. 3.