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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.

2013 Legislative Session

The 63rd session of the Montana Legislature adjourned on April 24, 2013. The Association was active on behalf of the membership and below is a list of the bills we tracked and our position on each measure.  Click here to access the useful state website on the 2013 session.


Legislative News & Bill List

 

MVMA 2013 LEGISLATIVE BILL TRACKING LIST

June 12, 2013

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.)

Download a printable version.

 

Introduced Bills - 27

Bill #

LC Number

Primary Sponsor

Status

Status Date

Short Title

Position

HB 114

LC0438

Christy Clark

Chapter Number Assigned

02/27/2013

Clarify garbage types for animal feed

M

HB 115

LC0440

Christy Clark

Chapter Number Assigned

02/27/2013

Revise slaughterhouse regulations

M

HB 133

LC0385

Tom Berry

(H) Died in Process*

04/24/2013

Generally revise licensing board laws

S

HB 146

LC0728

Kris Hansen

Chapter Number Assigned

04/19/2013

Generally revise laws related to solid waste licenses and fees

M

HB 249

LC1105

Alan Doane

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Appropriations

04/24/2013

Revising laws related to presence of bison/buffalo on private property

M

HB 279

LC1715

Virginia Court

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Agriculture

04/24/2013

Revise animal fighting laws

S

HB 281

LC0670

Cary Smith

(H) Died in Process*

04/24/2013

Provide for timely filing and resolution of claims in medical liability cases

S

HB 312

LC0793

Alan Redfield

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Agriculture

04/24/2013

Revise laws relating to brucellosis surveillance

M

HB 337

LC1754

Alan Redfield

Chapter Number Assigned

03/27/2013

Revise laws related to Department of Livestock rulemaking authority

M

HB 356

LC2017

Christy Clark

Chapter Number Assigned

03/27/2013

Revise livestock laws

M

HB 395

LC2049

Kirk Wagoner

Chapter Number Assigned

05/01/2013

Revising membership of livestock loss board

M

HB 439

LC1161

Margaret (Margie) MacDonald

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Agriculture

04/24/2013

Require inspection for large scale commercial dog breeders

S

HB 484

LC1970

Alan Redfield

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Appropriations

04/24/2013

Generally revise bison laws

M

HB 495

LC1285

Virginia Court

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Agriculture

04/24/2013

Revise laws related to rabies vaccination

S

HB 507

LC0081

Bill Harris

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Agriculture

04/24/2013

Generally revising management of wild buffalo and wild bison

M

HB 574

LC1861

Champ Edmunds

(S) Died in Process*

04/24/2013

Establish "small herd exemption" to certain laws related to the sale of milk

O

HB 610

LC0960

Bill Harris

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Agriculture

04/24/2013

Generally revise management of wild buffalo and wild bison

M

HB 630

LC1984

Kathleen Williams

Chapter Number Assigned

04/25/2013

Establish the Montana food policy modernization project

S

HB 633

LC1968

Ron Ehli

(H) Veto Override Failed in Legislature*

06/10/2013

Provide for an interim select committee on efficiency in government

S

SB 60

LC0360

Gene Vuckovich

Chapter Number Assigned

02/18/2013

Eliminate alternative livestock advisory council

M

SB 72

LC0724

Debby Barrett

Chapter Number Assigned

02/18/2013

Revise the livestock per-capita assessment date

M

SB 83

LC0043

Terry Murphy

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Fish, Wildlife and Parks

04/24/2013

Provide mandatory criteria for bighorn sheep transplantation

M

SB 143

LC0958

John Brenden

(H) Died in Process*

04/24/2013

Revise bison management

M

SB 256

LC0847

Frederick (Eric) Moore

(S) Died in Process*

05/06/2013

Making FWP liable for private property damages caused by wild buffalo/bison

M

SB 305

LC0155

Jim Peterson

(S) Died in Process*

05/06/2013

Generally revise laws governing bison management in Montana

M

SB 402

LC1005

Kendall Van Dyk

(S) Died in Standing Committee* -- (S) Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

04/24/2013

Regulate importing of wild horses or burros

M

SJ 32

LC2089

Elsie Arntzen

(S) Died in Process*

04/24/2013

An interim study resolution of professional, occupational licensing boards

M

 

 


 

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