A 2011 abortion law that was struck down by a judge earlier this year will be before the North Dakota Supreme Court next week.

The court will hear the appeal at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The 2011 law would have banned one of two drugs used in non-surgical abortions.

East Central Judge Wickham Corwin signaled his intent in April to rule against the state and in favor of the state’s lone abortion clinic following a trial in Fargo. In July, Corwin released his decision striking down the law.

The case is MKB Management Corp. v Burdick.

Coffee with Cramer

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., has scheduled two public meetings with constituents next week as part of his “Coffee with Cramer” series.

The freshman lawmaker will be in Garrison on Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Stoney End Supper Club, located at 3956 North Dakota Highway 37.

On Thursday he’ll be in Harvey, again from 5 to 6 p.m. The Harvey meeting is to be held inside the conference room at the Cobblestone Inn and Suites.

Cramer will give constituents an update on congressional work and its potential impact on North Dakota. He’ll also hold a question-and-answer session.

For more information on Cramer’s schedule, visit his congressional website at www.cramer.house.gov.

December meetings

Interim committees are meeting next week for their last scheduled legislative hearings of the year.

The Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration will be meeting on Monday and Tuesday. Its Monday meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Cass County Courthouse. Committee members will tour treatment facilities in Fargo.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, the group will reconvene in Jamestown to tour facilities there.

At 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Information Technology Committee will be meeting in the Harvest Room at the state Capitol. It is scheduled for updates on state department IT projects.

On Wednesday the Judiciary Committee will meet in the Roughrider Room. That group will spend most of the day hearing testimony on the impacts of a new drunken driving law.

The Budget Section meets in the Senate chamber at the Capitol on Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m. The Budget Section will get an update on the status of the state general fund, consider more money for several college and university building projects and hear an update on the possible purchase of Lawrence Welk’s childhood home.

At 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the Government Finance Committee meets in the Harvest Room. That group will hear an update on oil and gas activity in the state and on oil and gas tax revenue collections and distributions. It also will gather information on employee benefits and compensation and discuss the Legacy Fund.

Also meeting Thursday is the Administrative Rules Committee, at 10 a.m. in the Roughrider Room. It will review 2014 rule changes for several state departments and boards.

Information on the Legislature and meeting notices can be found at www.legis.nd.gov.

Reach Nick Smith at 250-8255 or 223-8482 or at nick.smith@bismarcktribune.com.