North Dakota Century Code
The 1941 legislative assembly passed a state plumbing law, codified as North Dakota Century Code chapter 43-18. The chapter was intended to promote and protect the public health through the regulation of the business of plumbing by creating a state board of plumbing and empowering the board and the state department of health to adopt rules governing the practice of plumbing and establishing a code of minimum standards of plumbing work. The 1973 legislative assembly passed legislation, codified as North Dakota Century Code chapter 43-18.1, which regulates the installation of water-conditioning equipment. The 1987 legislative assembly passed legislation, codified as North Dakota Century Code chapter 43-18.2, which regulates the installation of sewer and water services.
View Title 43 - Occupations and Professions, Chapter 43-18 Plumbers on the Legislative
Laws and Rules
The Legislative Council publishes the Administrative Code which is the codification of all rules of state administrative agencies, as that term is defined by North Dakota Century Code Section 28-32-02. Many state agencies are not administrative agencies as defined by Section 28-32-02. Although rules of those agencies are not required to be published in the Administrative Code, some agencies have consented to placing their rules in the code. Those agencies are identified with an explanatory note on the title page for that agency. The Administrative Code was initially published July 1, 1978. The Administrative Code is updated with quarterly changes. The Administrative Code is published in an Internet version, available here. This version is derived from the database prepared by the North Dakota Legislative Council.
The numbering system for the Administrative Code is a four-part number, with each part separated by a hyphen. The first part refers to the title, the second to the article, the third to the chapter, and the fourth to the section. Basically, each agency is listed in alphabetical order and assigned a title number, each division or major administrative area is assigned an article number, each subject area is assigned a chapter number, and each rule is assigned a section number. The decimal point system is used to designate material that has been inserted between two consecutively numbered items.
The general authority source note refers to the specific statute authorizing the agency to adopt the rule. The law implemented source note refers to the specific statute implemented by the rule. In some cases, the general authority and the law implemented will be the same. In some cases, source references may be to federal laws or regulations, or to court cases.
View Title 62 - State Board of Plumbing Administrative Rules on the Legislative Council's website.