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2017 MACo Legislation & Associated Resolutions


MACo legislation and associated resolutions for the 65th Legislative Session.  Please note that bill information will be posted as it becomes available.

MACo Bill Statuses
Res. No. Res. Short Title Bill LC Requestor/Sponsor Bill Short Title Action
2016-01 Allow Counties to Set Bounties on Predators HB 305 LC2143 Representative Bill Harris Revising laws related to county bounties on predators

(S) Hearing --
(S) Ag, Livestock & Irrigation
02/23/2017; 3:00 PM, Rm 335

2016-02 Authorization for Phasing in MT Subdivision & Platting Act HB 445 LC0448 Representative Edward Greef Revise local government subdivision review laws

(H) Hearing --
(H) Local Gov.
02/16/2017; 3:00 PM, Rm 172

2016-03 Combining Special Purpose District Elections SB 274 LC1591 Senator Ed Buttrey Revise and clarify special purpose district election laws

(S) Scheduled for 3rd Reading
(02/24/2017)

2016-04 County Printing (being combined with our omnibus bill) HB 405 LC1382 Representative Rob Cook Generally revise laws applicable to county government

(S) Referred to Committee --
(S) Local Government
(02/22/2017)

2016-05 Detention Costs in County Jails HB 302 LC2175 Representative Moffie Funk Revise laws related to incarceration and county detention centers

(H) Tabled in Committee* --
(H) Appropriations
(02/15/2017)

2016-06 Funding for State Secondary Roads SB 194 LC1270 Senator Mike Lang Revise state secondary highway system funding laws

(S) Tabled in Committee* -- (S) Highways and Transportation
(02/14/2017)

2016-07 Generally Revise Laws Applicable to County Government HB 405 LC1382 Representative Rob Cook Generally revise laws applicable to county government

(S) Referred to Committee --
(S) Local Government
(02/22/2017)

2016-08 Immunization Record Disclosure HB 293 LC1737 Representative Kathy Kelker Revise requirements related to release of patient immunization information

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Human Services
(02/17/2017)

2016-09 Junk Vehicle Capital Reserve HB 152 LC1398 Representative Tom Welch Authorize counties to establish junk vehicle capital improvement funds

(S) Referred to Committee --
(S) Highways and Transportation
(02/13/2017)

2016-10 Mail Ballot Voting SB 305 LC1782 Senator Steve Fitzpatrick Specifying how election to fill U.S. representative vacancy will be conducted

(S) Scheduled for 3rd Reading
(02/24/2017)

2016-11 Minor Subdivision Review HB 317 LC1488 Representative Walt Sales Allow for a public hearing for first minor subdivision

(H) 2nd Reading Not Passed*
(02/10/2017)

2016-12 Noxious Weed Trust Fund HB 410 LC1183 Representative Ray Shaw Increase funding for noxious weed trust fund

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Agriculture
(02/23/2017)

2016-13 Retirees as Independent Contractors HB 101 LC0315 For PERB by SAVA Interim Committee Generally revise MPERA public employee retirement systems

(S) Rereferred to Committee --
(S) State Administration
(02/14/2017)

2016-14 Review Standard for MT Subdivision & Platting Act HB 416 LC0447 Representative Edward Greef Revise local government subdivision review

(H) Scheduled for 2nd Reading
(02/24/2017)

2016-15 Road Tracts on Plats & Certificates of Survey as Co Roads HB 319 LC1180 Representative Jeff Essmann Provide process for designating roads as public

(H) Tabled in Committee* --
(H) Local Government
(02/21/2017)

2016-16 Setting Speed Limits HB 459 LC1703 Representative Willis Curdy Revise local government authority of certain speed limits

(H) Hearing --
(H) Transportation
02/20/2017; 3:00 PM, Rm 455

2016-17 Sheriffs' Retirement System Funding HB 383 LC1780 Representative Geraldine Custer Provide actuarial required funding for Sheriff''s Retirement System

(H) Committee Report--Bill Passed as Amended --
(H) Appropriations
(02/23/2017)

2016-18 Support for Biocontrol of Noxious Weeds n/a n/a n/a n/a

Not an issue for the Montana Legislature

2016-19 Taxation on Trust Lands   LC1644 Representative Greg Hertz Revise tax laws for property within Indian reservation boundaries

(C) Draft Taken Off Hold

2016-20 Uncontested City Elections HB 447 LC0725 Representative Ross H Fitzgerald Authorize cancelation of local uncontested general elections by municipalities

(H) Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed --
(H) State Administration
(02/24/2017)

2016-21 Uniform Process for Disposal of Surplus Co. Real Property HB 373 LC1904 Representative Bruce Grubbs Revise county property disposal

(S) Referred to Committee --
(S) Local Government
(02/23/2017)

2016-22 Wilderness Characteristics Inventory n/a n/a n/a n/a

Not an issue for the Montana Legislature

2016-CCO Retention Limits for Law Enforcement Generated Audio/Video Media -- -- -- -- --
2016-HRC Extend Sunset from Hard-Rock Statutory Appropriation HB 156 LC1027 Representative Forrest Madeville Extend statutory appropriation from hard rock mining impact trust account

(S) Hearing --
(S) Natural Resources
02/13/2017; 3:00 PM, Rm 303

2016-RET Define Independent Contractor in Retirement Laws -- LC1308 Senator Doug Kary Revise public retirement laws related to independent contractors

(C) Draft On Hold
(This is just a placeholder--see HB 101)

* after a status indicates the bill is probably dead:"Probably Dead" is a Bill Progress Category and is assigned to those bills that have been voted down or missed a transmittal deadline and to those bill drafts that have been canceled. To revive a bill that is "probably dead" typically requires a supermajority vote (usually a 2/3 vote) by the House or Senate.