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! ACTION NEEDED ! HB 182 - Contact Representatives & URGE Opposition

Posted Date: 
January 28, 2015

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UPDATE:  HB 182 died on the House Floor today on a 41-59 vote during its second Third Reading after being revived January 28 on a 54-46 vote.

Please contact your Representatives IMMEDIATELY regarding HB 182, Require that zoning be adopted before use of land can be regulated (carried by Representative Forrest Mandeville).  It was revived on the House Floor today on 54-46 vote (click link to see how your Representative voted) after it had died yesterday on a 50-50 vote  (click link to see how your Representative voted) on third reading.   HB 182 will again have a third reading tomorrow (Thursday, January 29), so we need to act fast.

Update: HB 218 Veto Override

Posted Date: 
June 11, 2012
Contact: 
Harold Blattie, Executive Director, Montana Association of Counties

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House Bill 218,  which would have created a new program to be administered by the Department of Commerce to provide grants to local governments for oil and gas impact projects, failed in its veto-override attempt.

!ACTION NEEDED! - HB 218 Veto Override - Contact Your Senators & Representatives NOW

Posted Date: 
May 15, 2013
Contact: 
Harold Blattie, Executive Director, Montana Association of Counties

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Attention Montana Elected Officials:  Please contact your Senators and Representatives IMMEDIATELY regarding House Bill 218 and urge them to vote yes on the veto override ballot and return it as soon as possible. In the links above you will find the bill, fiscal note, and the Governor’s veto letter.

Update: HB 258, Revise local government laws related to public notice

Posted Date: 
April 25, 2013
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Legislative Coordinator, Montana Association of Counties

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We would like extend our gratitude for all of your help communicating with your Senators on House Bill 258, Revise local government laws related to public notice, a MACo-requested bill.

! ACTION NEEDED ! - HB 258, Revise local government laws related to public notice

Posted Date: 
March 21, 2013
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Legislative Coordinator, Montana Association of Counties

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Please contact your Senators IMMEDIATELY regarding House Bill 258, Revise local government laws related to public notice, a MACo-requested bill.  It was revived from its “indefinite postponement” on the Senate floor and rereferred to the Senate Local Government Committee for further review and possible amendments.  The bill went through Executive Action yesterday afternoon and was amended.

Update: HB 258, Revise local government laws related to public notice

Posted Date: 
March 11, 2013
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Legislative Coordinator, Montana Association of Counties

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Monday, March 11, Senator Barrett moved to reconsider the previous action on HB 258, which was to “indefinitely postpone.”  That motion passed on a 35-14 vote. Then Senator Wittich moved to re-refer HB 258 to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which failed on a 22-27 vote.  Senator Edward Buttrey then moved to re-refer HB 258 back to the Senate Local Government Committee, which passed 45-4.

! URGENT ! - Contact Senators & Urge Support of HB 258

Posted Date: 
March 9, 2013
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Legislative Coordinator, Montana Association of Counties

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Please contact your Senators IMMEDIATELY regarding MACo bill HB 258, Revise local government laws related to public notice.  It was heard on the Senate floor Saturday morning and died on a 21 – 25 vote.