North Dakota House members killed a bill Monday allocating money for homeless shelter grants.
Rep. David Monson, R-Osnabrock, carried Senate Bill 2263, noting similar funding available in the state Department of Commerce budget bill in asking to defeat the bill: "We don't need this one."
"Senate Bill 2263 is a good idea, but it was just a little bit late to the dance," Monson said.
Sen. Kathy Hogan, D-Fargo, brought the bill, which originally allocated $1.5 million for homeless shelter grants.
The Senate unanimously passed the bill after its funding was reduced then restored in committees.
The House voted 12-79 Monday, killing the bill.
House Bill 1018, the state Department of Commerce budget bill, is set for a hearing 8:30 a.m. Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee in the Harvest Room of the state Capitol at Bismarck.