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Public Laws of the 21st Commonwealth Legislature:

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P.L. 21-01 HB 21-37, HD1 AMENDMENT TO THE APPROPRIATION OF THE $15,000,000 SPECIAL CASINO GRT (CGRT) EARMARKED UNDER 4 CMC §2308 CURRENT: PL 20-61 Affecting the Second Senatorial District appropropriation under Section 2 (c) (2) April 29, 2019
P.L. 21-02 HB 21-56, HS1, HD1 To authorize the Governor, Chief Justice, Director of the Legislative Bureau, the Mayors and Municipal Councils reprogramming authority prior to the enactment of a comprehensive appropriations act for fiscal year 2020. June 20, 2019
P.L. 21-03 HB 21-44, HS1 To Authorize a loan between the Commonwealth Government and the Marianas Public Land Trust in the amount of $15,000,000 and appropriate and authorize the Marianas Public Land Trust to withhold and to retain Net Annual Distributable Interest Income starting Fiscal Year 2019 for repayment and security of the loan. July 26, 2019
P.L. 21-04 HB 21-63 BOND AMENDMENT ACT OF 2019 To provide clarification and flexibility for the issuance of bonds to meet changing market and legal conditions; To provide greater flexibility for future refunding of bonds issued by the CDA August 19, 2019
P.L. 21-05 HB 21-13, HD1, SS1 AMEND CANNABIS ACT OF 2018 (PL 20-66) CODIFIED UNDER 4 CMC DIVISION 5 CHAPTER 21 OF THE COMMONWEALTH CODE August 21, 2019
P.L. 21-06 HB 21-71 Authorizing $15M loan between the CNMI Govt and Marianas Public Land Trust (MPLT)-AMENDMENT [source: PL 21-3] August 27, 2019
P.L. 21-07 HB 21-23, HD1 COMMONWEALTH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE COMPACT ACT September 3, 2019
P.L. 21-08  HB 21-64, HD2, SD1 FY 2020 APPROPRIATIONS ACT [LINE ITEM VETOED] September 26, 2019
P.L. 21-09 HB 21-21, HS1 PROFESSIONAL SALARY CEILING CAP EXEMPTIONS To amend 1 CMC §8248(a) and (b) by expanding the salary ceiling exemption for certain professions; and for other purposes. October 1, 2019
P.L. 21-10 HB 21-78, HS1, SS1 To appropriate $11,502,570 of the Sixth-Year Casino License Fee. October 18, 2019
P.L. 21-11 HB 21-26 VEXATIOUS LITIGANTS ACT To require vexatious litigants to get the approval of a judge before they could file any lawsuits in the future; and for other purposes. October 30, 2019
P.L. 21-12 HB 21-48 HS1, HD1 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ACT AMENDMENT Allow 18yr to Mix & Serve in Business Establishments-Primarily selling of Alcohol Beverages October 30, 2019
P.L. 21-13 SB 21-2, SD1, HD1 TOBACCO CONTROL FUND AMENDMENT "Title 3, Division 2, ch. 1, art. 7 Tobacco Control Fund" To CHCC Diabetes Care and Control Center as program recipient December 19, 2019
P.L. 21-14 SB 21-2, SD1, HD1 BUILDING SAFETY CODE AMENDMENT To repeal and re-enact 2 CMC §7145 adopting the International Building Code as the Official Building Code of the CNMI December 19, 2019
P.L. 21-15 SB 21-10, SD1 DEED OF CONVEYANCE AMENDMENT (HOMESTEAD) To mandate the Department of Public Lands (DPL) to issue Deed of Conveyance within 45 calendar days Amend 2 CMC §4308 December 19, 2019
P.L. 21-16 HB 21-93, HD1 AMEND FY 2020 BUDGET ACT To DC & GHI for Legislative Branch and Judicial Branch $350K Funding for NMCH for Housing, Infrastruture, and Economic Development for unmet needs January 6, 2020
PL 21-17 HB 21-35, SD1 MOBILE ELETRONIC DEVICE RESTRICTIONS IN VEHICLES SAFETY ACT March 21, 2020
PL 21-18 HB 21-2, HD1, SD1 VANDALISM ACT To establish a separate statute and penalty for individuals committing the act of vandalism; and for other purposes. March 21, 2020
PL 21-19 HB 21-27, HD1, SD1 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL [LICENSE] AMENDMENT To amend Title 4 Section 5523 and to renumber Section 5524 of the Commonwealth’s Alcoholic Beverage Control, to provide an exception to licensure requirements for alcoholic beverages produced for home or personal consumption; and for other purposes. April 3, 2020
PL 21-20 HB 21-28, HD1, SS1 To prohibit the importation, sale, offer for sale, and distribution in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands of sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate without a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider; and for other purposes. April 3, 2020
PL 21-21 HB 21-60, HD1, SD1 CNMI CULTURAL MASTERS AWARD (To establish) April 3, 2020
PL 21-22 HB 21-66 CNMI LAW REVISION COMMISSION REVOLVING FUND AMENDMENT To amend 1 CMC § 3809(c) to allow the Commonwealth Law Revision Commission to use its revolving fund for personnel costs for good cause and with the approval of the expenditure authority and concurrence of two thirds of the commission. April 8, 2020
PL 21-23 To amend 1 CMC §8245(i) to clarify that the employer of a government employee who is certified to run for a public office shall enforce the requirement to take a personal leave of absence until the election is over; and for other purposes. April 18, 2020
P.L. 21-24 HB 21-111 BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES AMENDMENT To increase the term of bond anticipation notes from five years to fifteen years and for other purposes. May 6, 2020
P.L. 21-25 HB 21-55, HD1, SD1 CNMI HEMP FARMING INDUSTRY ACT OF 2019 To amend 1 CMC Division 2, Part 1, Chapter 13, Article 7 to allow for the Department of Lands and Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture to regulate hemp in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; To amend certain provisions of the Taulamwaar Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act of 2018 to exclude hemp from the regulation of the Cannabis Commission; and for other purposes. May 18, 2020
P.L. 21-26 HB 21-62 GROSS REVENUE TAX AMENDMENT To restrict the deduction of unpaid gambling obligations from gross revenue [Adding new §1310 under 4CMC DIV 1 CH 3] May 18, 2020
P.L. 21-27 HB 21-61 INCLUDE THE ALCOHOL BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO CONTROL DIVISION (ABTC) ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND THE COMMONWEALTH CASINO COMMISSION - UNDER DEFINITIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT [AMEND 6 CMC 10101(y)] May 18, 2020
P.L. 21-28 SB 21-28, HS1 CLAIMS AND CLINICAL DATA WAREHOUSE To establish in the Commonwealth Healthcare Coporation (CHCC) May 22, 2020
PL 21-29 HB 21-103, SD1 TO RE-APPROPRIATE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($150,000) FROM PUBLIC LAW 20-61, SECTION 2(C)(1)(A); AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. June 23, 2020
PL 21-30 HB 21-68, SD1 TO AMEND 1 CMC SECTION 1402 (A) TO PERMIT SENATORIAL DISTRICTS TO CREATE AND REGULATE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS OR CIDS. July 1, 2020
PL 21-31 HB 21-59, HD1, SS1 ANIMAL PROTECTION ACT To prohibit cruelty and theft of animals; to provide penalties of such acts; and for other purposes July 5, 2020
PL 21-32 HB 21-98, HS1 To authorize the Governor to enter into agreements to offset the Commonwealth judgment liabilities against the judgment creditors tax liability. August 31, 2020