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by jhwygirl About a month ago, Rep. Joel Boniek (R-Livingston) brought Montana into nationwide attention when he attended a town hall-style meeting hosted by FoxNews on state’s rights. He was there – along with gun lobbyist and friend Gary Marbut, of the Montana Shooting Sports Association – to brag about HD228 which was signed into […]

by jhwygirl Montana’s resident gun nut and lunatic lobbyist had his lawsuit against the U.S. government dismissed this afternoon for what was basically a lack of standing. See, Marbut and his Montana Shooting Sports Association tried to sue the federal government for relief from something that hadn’t happened. See, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and […]

by jhwygirl Montana Agriculture Department has issued the state’s first industrial hemp production license – the first since approving it into law in 2001. Federal Law requires a special permit to grow hemp. Laura Murphy, who works for a Bozeman medical marijuana business, plans to lease some land near Ennis and grow the crop. She […]

by jhwygirl HB190, the surviving bill to what we’ve lovingly referred to as dueling bridge access bills will be heard on the House floor today, early (it’s first up for debate). This one has made it through the House after significant public comment and back and forth with the other access bill. It’s been amended, […]

by jhwygirl There is a correction in this post, below, for HB75 This post is just for Monday and Tuesday. 105 committee hearings for just those two days. Keep in mind, too, that this is all on the downhill side, too – and I need to remember that also. Floor hearings are becoming all the […]

by jhwygirl Of all the crazy things to make it out of committee and onto the floor – and that’s not to diminish the lament of things that should of made it out of committee and onto the floor – Rep. Krayton Kern’s crazy HB228 has survived a House Judiciary vote (10 to 8!) and […]

by jhwygirl Today’s House floor vote included a 2nd reading for HB157, also known as the Healthy Kids Initiative. This bill passed House Appropriations by a 17 – 3 vote. The fiscal note on this has $0 impact to the state’s general fund. It is funded by a federal matching grant of 77.63% to the […]

by jhwygirl On Thursday, January 29, the House Fish, Wildlife & Parks committee will hear HB253, the Wild Buffalo Recovery and Conservation Act, propose by Rep. Mike Phillips and Rep. Ted Washburn, both of Bozeman. The House FWP committee meets at 3 p.m. HB253 is a bipartisan bill which would essentially transfer management of bison […]

by jhwygirl UPDATE: HB188 survived its 3rd reading, garnering a vote of 71-28. It actually gained 3 “nay” votes, while losing one – Rep. Bill Nooney, of Missoula. Good deal, Bill – you did the right thing. ~~~~~~~ Great Falls Rep. Deborah Kottel, looking out for all those military personnel in her district has proposed […]

by jhwygirl Thought I’d look back on some of the bills I’ve posted on. This post goes through week 2. Rep. Robin Hamilton’s HB62, which requires mandatory trappers education and safety courses has passed the three readings in the House (with a 51-48 final vote). It moves to the Senate. Rep. JP Pomnichowski’s HB63, which […]

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