Dear MSSA Friends,

We are now in the peak of activity of the legislative session.  With all the bills moving, it can be difficult to keep track of them.  There is an easy solution to that problem.

The solution is to go to the Legislature’s Website, set up an account (takes about a minute), and then set up a “Preference List” (will take another three or four minutes).  Set the account to send you email notices for any pending action on a bill on your Preference list.  Done.

Then you will get email notices about pending bill actions, and it will be simple to check on bills’ progress – just go to your Preference List.

Okay, here’s how you do that.  Go to the front page of the Legislature’s Website, at:

Click on “Bills” and then on “2017 LAWS” on the left side of the page.  Near the bottom of the page that will take you to, on the left, click on the line that says “Establish a Preference Account”.  Just follow the instructions from there.  You’ll need to give an account name (whatever you can remember – could be “MSSA123” or your name) and a password (again, whatever you can remember).

Here is a list of the MSSA-related bills I’m tracking in my Preference List:

LC1177 (not introduced yet) – Restaurant Carry
LC2322 (not introduced yet) – Exempt shooting ranges from property tax payments
HB 151 – Secure shooting range funding
HB 246 – Post Office Carry
HB 251 – Remove certain items from conceal carry laws
HB 262 – Permitless Carry
HB 273 – Legal immigrant CWPs
HB 385 – School Safety Act
SB 99 – Prohibit enforcement of new federal gun laws by Montana public employees
SB 236 – Upgrade constitutional Right to Hunt (and fish and trap)
SJ 11 – Define “shall not be called in question”

To establish your Preference List for these bills, you will only need to enter the bill type (e.g., HB or SB), and the bill number.

Establishing a Preference list via the Legislature’s Website will simplify following these bills and staying informed about their progress.

Best wishes,
--   Gary Marbut, president  Montana Shooting Sports Association  Author, Gun Laws of Montana

By mssa