Putting the North Dakota PRAIRIE DOG BILL (HB 1066) to Work for You
June 18, 2019
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signed a historic bill in March 2019 that provides $250 million in critical infrastructure funding for non-oil and minor producing counties. Known as the Prairie Dog bill, HB 1066 helps fund projects with Bakken oil and gas tax revenue “buckets” for critical infrastructure in counties, cities and townships throughout North Dakota.
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING AVAILABLE IN 2021
Starting with the 2021-23 biennium, these buckets can fill to $250 million total, distributing up to $115 million to cities, $115 million to counties and townships and $20 million for airport infrastructure. The bill preserves the allocations for oil-producing areas and removes the sunset on the hub city designation that directs additional oil tax revenue to Dickinson, Minot and Williston.