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Rep. David Monson, R-Osnabrock, urged members of the House to "vote red" on SB2263, a bill dealing with homeless grants.

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.

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