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2013 Bills that have Become Law


The bills below are MACo-requested legislation, or they are either on our Watch or Priority Watch list (bills likely to affect counties) that have become law.  Higher priority bills are in bold font: 

  • SB 108, Renew Montana charitable endowment tax credit
  • HB 39, Revise school finance laws to correct implementation problems
  • HB 48, Revise Insure Montana laws
  • HB 74, Require disclosure of child abuse to DPHHS to law enforcement in all cases
  • HB 87, Provide state insurance commissioner with health insurance rate review authority
  • HB 106, Generally revise water use laws
  • HB 120, Generally revise election laws
  • HB 206, Increase justice court filing fees (MACo Bill)
  • HB 233, Generally revise 24/7 sobriety program
  • HB 403, Revising fees collected by district court clerks
  • HB 431, Revise laws related to surface owner damage and disruption compensation
  • HB 444, Provide tax credit for access to state lands
  • HB 562, Revise subdivision laws
  • HB 580, Provide funding for governor's sage-grouse advisory council
  • HB 583, Establish Montana Suicide Review Team
  • HB 586, Revise aquatic invasive species laws
  • HB 593, Revise DOR laws for calculating soil type and productivity values on range land
  • HB 607, Expand electronic title, lien filing, and registration pilot program
  • SB 69, Revise Medicaid qualification enforcement laws
  • SB 84, Establish standards and structure for patient-centered medical homes
  • SB 348, Providing for an act for Montana school safety
  • SB 144, Generally revise noxious weed trust fund laws
  • HB 16, Revise involuntary commitment and emergency detention laws
  • HB 442, Increase vehicle damage reporting requirement
  • HB 544, Revising insurance provisions related to provider networks
  • HB 575, Generally revise 9-1-1 laws
  • HB 3, Supplemental appropriations
  • HB 4, Appropriations by budget amendment
  • HB 630, Establish the Montana food policy modernization project
  • SB 301, Revise noxious weed laws (MACo Bill)
  • HB 258, Revise local government laws related to public notice (MACo Bill)
  • HB 320, Change name of optional retirement system
  • HB 605, Generally revise resort district laws
  • SB 127, Revise unemployment law, revise def. of misconduct
  • SB 345, Revise laws related to liability for forest and range fires
  • SB 290, Revise county zoning regarding notice of change of use
  • SB 405, Referendum to revise close of late voter registration
  • SB 408, Referendum to provide top two primary in certain elections
  • HB 37, Allow temporary leasing of water rights
  • HB 71, Clarifying restorative justice laws and establish grant program
  • HB 78, Clarify break in service requirements for postretirement employment under TRS
  • HB 95, Require contributions on working retiree compensation
  • HB 122, Ensure federal IRS qualification of MPERA retirement systems
  • HB 195, Revise laws related to taxation of certain forest land
  • HB 203, Revise direct state aid to public libraries
  • HB 250, Require navigator, insurance producer certification for exchanges
  • HB 336, Generally revise highway patrol retirement system laws
  • HB 352, Revise justice court laws
  • HB 410, Third party voter registration integrity preservation
  • HB 461, Increase pension for certain volunteer firefighters
  • HB 485, Revise landlord tenant laws to expand Justice Court jurisdiction
  • HB 510, Eliminate requirement for annual absentee forms (MACo Bill)
  • SB 161, Change the requirements for establishing a special speed zone (MACo Bill)
  • SB 207, Adopt Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act
  • SB 292, Revise medical peer review laws to clarify definitions
  • HB 146, Generally revise laws related to solid waste licenses and fees
  • SB 209, Authorize resort area district to issue bonds and pledge resort tax revenue
  • SB 271, Generally revise county sewer and water district laws
  • HB 9, Cultural and aesthetic grants
  • HB 66, Allow for electronic service of notices of levy and writs of execution
  • HB 79, Constitutional referendum to rename the State Auditor
  • HB 84, Revise 72-hour presumptive eligibility requirements for crisis stabilization
  • HB 124, Clarify exemption for school districts and special districts in elections
  • HB 451, Revise fire warden laws
  • HB 465, Increase certain county clerk fees
  • SB 122, Generally revise election laws regarding municipal nonpartisan elections
  • SB 239, Generally revise tax increment financing districts (MACo Bill)
  • HB 38, Transfer GIS duties to state library
  • HB 72, Allow restorative justice as condition of suspended or deferred sentence
  • HB 105, Generally revise MPERA retirement system laws concerning plan administration
  • HB 335, Revise sexual offender laws
  • HB 455, Revise law for the re-issuance of title for abandoned vehicles
  • HB 462, Revise lien laws for due process considerations
  • SB 48, Establish regional water system rate process
  • SB 116, Revise special fuel user permit laws (MACo Bill)
  • SB 176, Generally revise voting requirements and procedures for non-profit organizations
  • SB 185, Revise veteran public employment hiring laws
  • SB 194, Restrict the use of strip and body cavity searches
  • SB 316, Generally revise subdivision laws regarding encroachment onto private property
  • SB 332, Generally revise open-cut laws (MACo Bill)
  • HB 7, Reclamation and development grants
  • HB 22, Generally revise state auditor laws on insurance
  • HB 194, Revise gasoline and vehicle fuel tax fund laws (MACo Bill)
  • HB 314, Revising special district laws
  • HB 323, Add grizzly bear livestock losses to the livestock loss program
  • SB 128, Revise when unemployment insurance rates not affected by benefits paid
  • HB 168, Revise DUI laws for THC
  • HB 469, Allow arbitration for disputes relating to construction liens
  • HB 226, Exempt computer professionals from overtime pay
  • SB 67, Revise certain statutory report requirements to the legislature
  • SB 137, Revise local government laws relate to property environmental clean-up
  • SB 172, Revise laws related to dental insurance plans and services
  • SB 270, Require insurance coverage of telemedicine services
  • SB 293, Require certain water and sanitation information at subdivision pre-application
  • SB 312, Revise state information technology policy
  • HB 91, Modify and expand public employee 457 deferred compensation program
  • HB 125, Clarify when candidate's name is held off the ballot
  • HB 232, Strengthen exclusive remedy laws in workers' compensation
  • SB 33, Revise disaster relief expenditure laws
  • SB 57, Adopt certain uniform laws commission language for military/overseas ballots
  • SB 99, Revise laws related to motor vehicle insurance verification
  • SB 132, Revise statutory dates related to filling mid-term county elected office (MACo Bill)
  • HB 371, Revise county public auction laws (MACo Bill)
  • HB 245, Authorize counties to dedicate park land
  • HB 325, Revising legal holiday laws (MACo Bill)
  • SB 252, Generally revise irrigation district laws related to elections
  • HB 367, Generally revise motor vehicle salvage title laws
  • HB 422, Generally revise junk vehicle program laws
  • SB 34, Create unclaimed life insurance benefits act
  • SB 40, Generally revising provisions governing subdivision review
  • SB 49, Revise laws regarding reporting to the legislative finance committee
  • SB 71, Code commissioner bill
  • SB 77, Revise public contract competitive bidding law - no bid required up to $80K
  • SB 145, Require all information on a concealed weapon permit application confidential
  • SB 146, Generally revise subdivision review criteria laws regarding agency comment
  • SB 225, Generally revise tow truck laws
  • HB 59, Revise title of governor's drought advisory committee
  • SB 35, Revise statutory requirements for notarization of certain documents
  • SB 55, Clarify coverage of routine costs for patients in approved clinical trials
  • HB 261, Revise unemployment insurance laws for business impacted by natural disaster
  • HB 89, Allow de minimus refund of abandoned property or closed estates
  • HB 82, Revise applicability of extraterritorial worker's compensation agreements
  • HB 252, Revise notary public journal storage to secretary of state's office
  • HB 142, Restore Dingell-Johnson fish restoration and management funding assent language
  • HB 47, Revise certain county budgeting deadlines
  • HB 169, Allow growth policy to be used for coordination
  • SB 65, Revise laws relating to confidentiality of child abuse and neglect reports
  • HB 77, Revise public assistance laws relating to counties
  • HB 148, Clarifying local government authority to regulate amateur radio operators
  • HB 152, Provide deadlines for governing bodies to review tax exemption applications
  • HB 192, Revise laws related to mobile home transfer and taxes (MACo Bill)
  • HB 193, Authorize interim appointments of county elected officials (MACo Bill)
  • HB 36, Remove statutory references to local government severance tax
  • HB 114, Clarify garbage types for animal feed
  • HB 202, Revise laws related to the deposit and investment of public money
  • SB 73, Repeal DARE program
  • SB 5, Clarify authority of local governments to store electronic documents off-site
  • SB 111, Revising the apportionment of certain highway construction funds
  • SB 141, Revise definitions for certain common carrier pipelines
  • HB 164, Revise when county commissioner district boundaries can be modified (MACo Bill)
  • HB 111, Repeal business equipment tax reduction for value-added manufacturing
  • SB 72, Revise the livestock per-capita assessment date (MACo Bill)
  • HB 53, Revise State Administration and Veteran Affairs statutory duties
  • HB 107, Revise laws related to legal counsel representation in abuse and neglect cases
  • HB 139, Update laws governing law enforcement communications system
  • SB 121, Generally revise laws related to contracts
  • SB 39, Eliminate DNRC report on wildland/urban interface designation
  • SB 30, Revise big sky trust fund wage rate laws
  • SB 16, Revise tax increment financing laws related to distribution
  • HB 21, Generally revise statutory appropriation laws
  • HB 35, Clarifying the laws related to property tax adjustments
  • HB 42, Revise laws related to destruction of property by minors

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