URGENT ALERT: Seat Belt Bill Up for Vote in the House at 1pm!

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UPDATE: For some reason, the House adjourned early today. Because of this, they didn’t vote on SB 2060. This will give you another day to contact your legislators.

Last Friday we reported that the House Transportation Committee had given Senate Bill 2060 a 9-4 Do Not Pass recommendation. This was good news. As you’re aware, this bill would make North Dakota’s seat belt law for adults even more stringent by changing the law from secondary enforcement to primary enforcement— meaning you could be pulled over for simply not wearing your seat belt.

From passing the Senate 24-23 — after having a do-over vote — to one Senator comparing North Dakotans to children, SB 2060 has had an interesting road. The bill is on the calendar in the House today for a vote. The session starts at 1pm. We must act now! If you haven’t already, now is the time to contact your representative and ask them to vote red on SB 2060.

You can find your representatives contact information here.

Do we really need the Almighty State to protect us from ourselves? We don’t believe so. Our hope is that you will contact your legislators and ask them to oppose this bill. We need to reduce the power of the Nanny-state, not expand it.




  1. https://theminutemanblog.com/2019/03/01/bill-proposing-primary-seat-belt-law-in-nd-receives-9-4-do-not-pass/
  2. https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/66-2019/bill-index/bi2060.html
  3. https://theminutemanblog.com/2019/01/22/senate-might-have-do-over-vote-on-primary-seat-belt-law-in-nd/
  4. https://theminutemanblog.com/2019/01/23/state-senator-compares-ndtans-to-children-during-seat-belt-debate/
  5. https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/66-2019/members/house


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T. Arthur Mason is a native North Dakotan who has spent nearly all of his life in the Peace Garden State. As the third of four children in Western North Dakota, Mason grew to appreciate family and the outdoors. Some of his fondest memories are annual deer hunts with family and friends. In his early teenage years, faith became a central part of T. Arthur Mason's life. He and the majority of his family attend church together on a weekly basis and find this a fulfilling aspect of their lives. Through the influence of his father, T. Arthur Mason became intrigued with politics. As a boy, he attended political events with his father and enjoyed the friendships that resulted as a byproduct of those political associations. As Mason grew older, he became convinced that the quote often attributed to Thomas Jefferson was true, "That government is best which governs least." Today, T. Arthur Mason enjoys time with his wife and children, an occasional hunt, and an increasingly active life on the political scene. This blog is the fulfillment of a dream to design a web site in the realm of politics and to advocate for the principles of Liberty and constitutionally limited government. On behalf of all those that contribute to The Minuteman, we hope you enjoy your time on the site and will share the message with others.