Montana

HELENA, Mont. (May 4, 2017) – The Montana State Senate killed a bill that would have effectively prohibited so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to help enforce some federal immigration laws in the state. Introduced by Rep. Derek Skees (R-Kalispell), House Bill 611 (HB611) would have partially defunded sanctuary cities in the state. The proposed law would…

HELENA, Mont. (April 25, 2017) – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a bill that would have helped facilitate healthcare freedom and set the stage to nullify national healthcare in practice in the state. Sen. Cary Smith (R-Billings) sponsored Senate Bill 100 (SB100). The legislation specified that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements)…

HELENA, Mont. (April 14, 2017) – On Wednesday, the Montana House gave final approval to the governor’s proposed amendments to a bill that would require police to get a warrant in order to obtain electronic communication information from service providers in most cases. If signed into law, the legislation would not only increase privacy protections…

HELENA, Mont. (April 5, 2017) – Today, the Montana House passed a bill that would take big steps towards making the state a sanctuary for gun rights by prohibiting state enforcement of most federal acts restricting firearms, magazines or ammunition. If signed into law, it would effectively stop any such federal acts in practice within the state. Sen.…

HELENA, Mont. (March 31, 2017) – A Montana bill that would legalize limited raw milk sales in the state has faced well-funded corporate opposition and is in danger of being killed by a Senate committee. Rep. Nancy Ballance (R-Hamilton) introduced House Bill 325 (HB325) on Jan. 26. The legislation would authorize limited sales of raw…