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Perhaps our 4th President James Madison said it best, "A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both."

Please view the information below to track legislation affecting the veterinary profession in Montana.

2015 Legislative Session

The 64th session of the Montana Legislature will convene on January 5, 2015. MVMA is active on behalf of the membership and below is a list of the bills we are currently tracking and our position on each measure.   You can access the useful state website for the latest on the 2015 session by going to: http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/law0203w$.startup?P_SESS=20151.


 

MVMA 2015 LEGISLATIVE BILL TRACKING LIST


December 16, 2014

For copies of bills or other legislative information visit the state legislative website.

 M = Monitor      O = Oppose      S = Support     SA = Support with Amendments

(**Positions subject to change as bills are amended.)

 

Introduced Bills - 5

Bill Type - Number

LC Number

Primary Sponsor

Status

Status Date

Short Title

Position

HB 2       http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/html.png  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/pdf.png

LC0171

Nancy Ballance (R) HD 87

(H) Introduced

12/04/2014

General Appropriations Act

M

HB 105   http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/html.png  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/pdf.png

LC0445

Tom Woods (D) HD 62

(H) Introduced

12/15/2014

Authorize Ag Department to provide and set fees for analytical lab services

M

SB 62     http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/html.png  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/pdf.png

LC0371

Taylor Brown (R) SD 28

(S) Introduced

12/10/2014

Revise the reporting dates for per capita livestock fees

M

SB 79     http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/html.png  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/pdf.png

LC0446

Tom Facey (D) SD 50

(S) Introduced

12/12/2014

Clarify the definition of "fees commensurate with costs"

M

SB 100   http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/html.png  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/pdf.png

LC0447

Cliff Larsen (D) SD 47

(S) Introduced

12/15/2014

Generally revise laws related to the regulation of feral hogs

M

 

Unintroduced Bills - 26

Bill Draft No.
(LC No.)

Request
Date

Requestor

Status

Status
Date

Short Title

Position

LC0062

02/12/2014

Mike Phillips (D) SD 31

(C) Draft On Hold

10/23/2014

Generally revise wildlife laws

M

LC0110

04/30/2014

Tom Facey (D) SD 50

(C) Draft On Hold

10/03/2014

Generally revise laws related to boarding animals subject to court proceedings

M

LC0120  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/html.png  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/pdf.png

05/08/2014

Tom Facey (D) SD 50

(C) Draft in Assembly/Executive Director Review

12/15/2014

Establish loss compensation fund for brucellosis quarantine herds in MT

M

LC0300

08/06/2014

Jim Keane (D) SD 38

(C) Draft On Hold

09/16/2014

Provide for the feral hog prevention act

M

LC0565

10/30/2014

Bradley Hamlett (D) SD 15

(C) Draft On Hold

10/31/2014

Provide funding for predator control

M

LC0685

11/06/2014

Nicholas Schwaderer (R) HD 14

(C) Draft On Hold

11/24/2014

Require testing and reporting of wolf-dog hybrids in the wild

M

LC0803

11/12/2014

Bill Harris (R) HD 29

(C) Draft On Hold

11/17/2014

Revise laws related managing bison as livestock

M

LC0879

11/13/2014

Frederick (Eric) Moore (R) SD 19

(C) Draft On Hold

12/15/2014

Revise laws related to veterinarian/client relationship

M

LC0881

11/13/2014

Frederick (Eric) Moore (R) SD 19

(C) Draft On Hold

11/17/2014

Generally revise the selection process for the board of livestock

M

LC0884

11/13/2014

Frederick (Eric) Moore (R) SD 19

(C) Draft Request Received

11/13/2014

Generally revise state livestock branding laws

M

LC0886

11/13/2014

Frederick (Eric) Moore (R) SD 19

(C) Draft Request Received

11/13/2014

Clarify and revise department of livestock per capita fee calculation

M

LC0899

11/13/2014

Ray L Shaw (R) HD 71

(C) Draft On Hold

11/17/2014

Generally revise livestock laws

M

LC0926

11/13/2014

Casey Schreiner (D) HD 25

(C) Draft On Hold

12/15/2014

Revise laws related to day care licensure and certification

M

LC1086

11/20/2014

Rick Ripley (R) SD 10

(C) Draft On Hold

11/25/2014

Revise laws related to bison

M

LC1101  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/html.png  http://laws.leg.mt.gov/images/pdf.png

11/24/2014

Theresa Manzella (R) HD 85

(C) Draft in Assembly/Executive Director Review

12/15/2014

Revise farm animal and research facility protection laws

M

LC1149

11/26/2014

Denise Hayman (D) HD 66

(C) Draft to Requester for Review

12/16/2014

Revise consumer protection laws related to perishable products

M

LC1293

12/05/2014

Greg Hertz (R) HD 12

(C) Draft to Requester for Review

12/11/2014

Revise milk laws

M

LC1302

12/05/2014

Greg Hertz (R) HD 12

(C) Draft On Hold

12/12/2014

Generally revise milk laws

M

LC1536

12/05/2014

Alan Redfield (R) HD 59

(C) Draft to Requester for Review

12/11/2014

Revise bison laws

M

LC1538

12/05/2014

Alan Redfield (R) HD 59

(C) Draft On Hold

12/12/2014

Revise board of livestock laws

M

LC1613

12/05/2014

Kathleen Williams (D) HD 61

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Implement Montana food policy modernization

M

LC1736

12/05/2014

George G Kipp (D) HD 15

(C) Draft On Hold

12/15/2014

Revise laws related to bison and Indian reservations

M

LC1739

12/05/2014

Kirk Wagoner (R) HD 75

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Appropriate money for the wool lab at Montana State University

M

LC1744

12/05/2014

Kirk Wagoner (R) HD 75

(C) Draft On Hold

12/15/2014

Revise laws relating livestock protection dogs

M

LC1841

12/05/2014

Fred Thomas (R) SD 44

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Generally revise animal fighting laws

M

LC1972

12/12/2014

Mike Phillips (D) SD 31

(C) Draft Request Received

12/12/2014

Resolution requesting removal of brucella abortus from federal list

M

 

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