Legislative update, February 21, 2017

Dear MSSA Friends,

Here’s the current status of MSSA bills and bills MSSA is supporting, and some requested action:

LC2322 – Exempt shooting ranges from property taxes
In finish drafting; to be introduced soon.

HB 151 – Protect shooting range funding (from FWP predation)
Waiting for action by House Fish and Game Committee.
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*HB 246 – Post Office Carry
Transmitted to Governor on 2/20

*HB 251 – Remove some items from concealed weapons list
Passed House, referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

HB 262 – Permitless Carry
Transmitted to Governor on 2/20
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*HB 273 – Legal immigrant CWPs
Passed House, referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

HB 385 – Montana School Safety Act
Waiting action by House Judiciary Committee (likely 2/22)
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HB 494 – Restaurant Carry
Passed by House Judiciary Committee
Due on the House floor for Second Reading (likely 2/22)
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SB 99 – No local enforcement of new federal firearm or magazine bans
(Note: Amended by Senate Judiciary to add ammunition and
remove specific enforcement against violators.)
Passed by Senate on Second reading – 30-20

*SB 236 – Strengthen right to hunt, fish, and trap in the Montana Constitution
Waiting action by Senate Fish and Game Committee.

SJ 11 – Define “shall not be called in question”
Passed by Senate, transmitted to House.

* Not “MSSA bills” but supported by MSSA
--   Gary Marbut, president  Montana Shooting Sports Association  http://www.mtssa.org  Author, Gun Laws of Montana  http://www.mtpublish.com