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Pro-freedom bills advancing in the Montana legislature
« on: March 01, 2013, 12:26:41 pm »

Here are some of the notable bills which have passed either the Montana House or Senate and await action in the other chamber.  Other good bills are still pending.

HB 302, to prohibit state enforcement of any federal ban on semi-auto firearms or magazines.  Passed the House 55 to 44.

HB 304, Allowing "permitless carry" inside city limits.  Passed the House 58 to 41.

HB 205, Eliminate prohibition of firearm sound suppressors in the field.  Passed the House 61 to 37.

HB 522, to prohibit state cooperation with federal officials regarding indefinite detention. Passed the House 98-0.

HB 459, prohibiting refusal of medical services for refusal to answer questions about firearm ownership.  Passed the House 68-32.

HB 446, Specifying that disorderly conduct charges not necessarly result from discharging a firearm. Passed the House 61-38.

SB 150
"(1)  In a criminal proceeding within the state of Montana, information from an unmanned aerial vehicle may not be introduced into evidence in a criminal trial for any purpose, regardless of what entity, public or private, obtained the information or for what purpose.

     (2) A governmental entity within the state of Montana may not own, utilize, contract for, or otherwise obtain any services from an unmanned aerial vehicle containing an antipersonnel device."...  Passed the Senate 32 to 17.

SB 196 places limits on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. 

"Section 1.  Prohibition on use of unmanned aerial vehicles -- penalty. (1) (a) A person commits the offense of unmanned aerial vehicle data collection if a person purposely or knowingly operates an unmanned aerial vehicle in or upon the premises of another for the purpose of acquiring information through the use of a sensing device that is capable of acquiring data from its surroundings, including but not limited to a camera, microphone, thermal detector, chemical detector, radiation gauge, and wireless receiver.

     (b) Information obtained from the unlawful operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle is not admissible as evidence in any proceeding and may not be used for any purpose."...  Passed the Senate 35 to 15.

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Re: Pro-freedom bills advancing in the Montana legislature
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 01:22:40 pm »

Sounds encouraging! :)
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Re: Pro-freedom bills advancing in the Montana legislature
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2013, 05:14:27 pm »

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Re: Pro-freedom bills advancing in the Montana legislature
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 01:19:21 am »

Awesome progress on an impressive collection.

Can we just swap out the crop of DC psychopaths for the apparently honorable folks in Helena?
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Re: Pro-freedom bills advancing in the Montana legislature
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 07:09:59 am »

i'd be more impressed with their honor if this wasn't pretty much the same bunch that said business owners couldn't decide whether or not their customers could smoke on the premises. or if they hadn't tried to gut the medical marijuana initiative by legislative fiat after the people voted by referendum to allow it. even the judges here know the legislature doesn't care much for the people as one of them pretty much told the lege that their end run wasn't lawful and enjoined enforcement of the statute on most counts.

we'll have to wait and see if these bits of legislation mean anything or if it is just political posturing.

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Re: Pro-freedom bills advancing in the Montana legislature
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 02:13:51 pm »

Here is a partial list of Montana legislation of interest that is still pending.
 
HB 304 (permitless carry)  Passed House, 58-41.  Passed Senate Judiciary committee 7-5.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=304&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 302 (Prohibit state enforcement of any federal ban on semi-auto firearms/magazines) Passed both houses, now in conference committee to address amendments.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=302&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 303 (Sheriffs First - Federal law enforcement officers should communicate with sheriff)  Passed House Judiciary committee 11-9.  Pending in House.  This is a referendum, no governor's signature required.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=303&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 240 (Prohibits University Board of Regents from violating first and second amendment rights- campus carry, free speech).  Passed House 58-48, now in Senate committee. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=240&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 459 (Revise privacy laws related to medical treatment and firearms) Passed House 60-38.  In Senate Judiciary committee.  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=459&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 468 (Encourage manufacture of ammunition in Montana to ensure availability- primers, brass, powder).  Still in House Taxation committee.  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=468&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 522 (Anti-NDAA. Prohibit state cooperation with federal officials regarding indefinite detention.)  Passed House 98-0.  In Senate Judiciary committee. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=522&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 574 (Food freedom- raw milk) In House Agriculture committee.  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=574&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
SB 196 (Restricts use of drones; privacy protection.)  Passed Senate 35-15, now in House Judiciary committee.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=196&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
SB 150 (Prohibit state government from owning or using unmanned aerial vehicles with anti-personnel devices.)  Passed Senate 32-17.  Now in House Judiciary. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=150&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
SB 194  (Restrict the use of strip and body cavity searches) Passed Senate 49-0.  In House Judiciary.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=194&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
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Re: Pro-freedom bills advancing in the Montana legislature
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 03:12:33 pm »

Another update: Here is a partial list of Montana legislation of interest that is still pending.
 
HB 304 (permitless carry)  Passed House, 58-41.  Passed Senate Judiciary committee 7-5. Passed Senate 2nd reading 28-21.  Passed Senate 30-19.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=304&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 302 (Prohibit state enforcement of any federal ban on semi-auto firearms/magazines) Passed both houses, now in conference committee to address amendments.  Passed House with amendments 62-35.  On the way to the governor.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=302&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 303 (Sheriffs First - Federal law enforcement officers should communicate with sheriff)  Passed House Judiciary committee 11-9.  Pending House second reading vote Sat. March 23.  Passed second reading 51-49.  Nine Republicans voted against it.  Time to contact them... This is a referendum, no governor's signature required.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=303&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 240 (Prohibits University Board of Regents from violating first and second amendment rights- campus carry, free speech).  Passed House 58-41, now in Senate committee. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=240&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 459 (Revise privacy laws related to medical treatment and firearms) Passed House 60-38.  Passed 10-2 in Senate Judiciary committee.  Passed second reading in Senate 41-7. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=459&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 468 (Encourage manufacture of ammunition in Montana to ensure availability- primers, brass, powder).  Still in House Taxation committee.  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=468&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 522 (Anti-NDAA. Prohibit state cooperation with federal officials regarding indefinite detention.)  Passed House 98-0.  In Senate Judiciary committee. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=522&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 574 (Food freedom- raw milk) In House Agriculture committee.  Passed out of committee 16-1.  Second reading in House scheduled for 3/25. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=574&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
SB 196 (Restricts use of drones; privacy protection.)  Passed Senate 35-15, now in House Judiciary committee.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=196&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
SB 150 (Prohibit state government from owning or using unmanned aerial vehicles with anti-personnel devices.)  Passed Senate 32-17.  Now in House Judiciary. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=150&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
SB 194  (Restrict the use of strip and body cavity searches) Passed Senate 49-0.  Passed 18-2 in House Judiciary.  Passed second reading 65-35. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=194&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
SB 217 (Increase state authority to manage FS forest lands) passed Senate 49-0. Passed 11-5 in House Natural Resources committee.   http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=217&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 247 Saving road kill. Passed House 95-3. Passed Senate F&G 8-2. Passed Senate 28-20. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=247&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
SB 180  Eminent domaine restrictions.  Passed Senate 28-22.  House Federal Relations, Energy and Taxation committee. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=180&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
SR 34  Resolution urging firearms/ accessory manufacturers to move to Montana.  Senate Judiciary.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SR&P_BILL_NO=34&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
 
HB 399  Food freedom - Allow sale of eggs at farmer's markets.  Senate Ag committee 11-0.  Passed Senate 45-0.
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20131&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HB&P_BILL_NO=399&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
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