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2015 Legislative Bulletin!

Updated 2/24/2015

The 64th session of the Montana Legislature will convene on January 5th, 2015. The Association is active on behalf of the membership and below is a list of the bills we are tracking and our position on each measure.  Click here to access the useful state website on the 2015 session. 

 

M = Monitor O = Oppose  S = Support  A=Amendment Offered  SA = Support with Amendments (**Positions subject to change as bills are amended.)

 

Number of Introduced Bills -66

Bill Type - Number

LC Number

Primary Sponsor

Status

Status Date

Short Title

Position

HB 20       

LC0227

Ellie Boldman Hill (D) HD 90

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Judiciary

01/21/2015

Allow spouse to restore original name as part of dissolution filing

M

HB 29       

LC0488

Tom Jacobson (D) HD 21

(S) Referred to Committee -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

02/03/2015

Revise regulation and duties regarding real estate appraisers

M

HB 36       

LC0399

Ryan Lynch (D) HD 76

(S) Referred to Committee -- (S) Natural Resources

01/26/2015

Allow water permit volume change due to incomplete use

M

HB 39       

LC0401

Jean Price (D) HD 24

(S) Referred to Committee -- (S) Natural Resources

01/21/2015

Allow electronic fund transfers for trust lands

M

HB 52       

LC0259

Mary Ann Dunwell (D) HD 84

Chapter Number Assigned

02/18/2015

Revise electronic signature authority

M

HB 63       

LC0467

Kathy Swanson (D) HD 77

Chapter Number Assigned

02/12/2015

Revise licensing/regulation of engineers and land surveyors

M

HB 94       

LC0435

Kelly Flynn (R) HD 70

(H) Transmitted to Governor

02/17/2015

Expand surplus lines of insurance

M

HB 102     

LC0489

Randall Pinocci (R) HD 19

(S) Hearing -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

03/06/2015; 8:00 AM, Rm 422

Revise regulation of persons involved in real estate transactions

M

HB 103     

LC0425

Zach Brown (D) HD 63

(H) Transmitted to Governor

02/21/2015

Revise duties of state auditor office related to insurance and securities laws

M

HB 118     

LC0430

Bryce Bennett (D) HD 91

(S) Referred to Committee -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

02/06/2015

Allow for electronic delivery of insurance policies

M

HB 119     

LC0438

Tom Berry (R) HD 40

(S) Referred to Committee -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

02/11/2015

Update insurance laws to meet NAIC accreditation standards

M

HB 123     

LC0448

Donald W Jones (R) HD 46

(S) Referred to Committee -- (S) State Administration

02/17/2015

Generally revise public records laws

M

HB 155     

LC0449

Moffie Funk (D) HD 82

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Appropriations

02/09/2015

Provide for the development of a digital archives plan

M

HB 164     

LC0673

Nicholas Schwaderer (R) HD 14

(H) Transmitted to Senate

02/24/2015

Generally revise laws to expedite recovery of trustee sale surplus funds

M

HB 172     

LC1111

David (Doc) Moore (R) HD 92

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Local Government

01/27/2015

Revise delinquent tax laws related to sale of tax lien

O

HB 215     

LC1123

Randall Pinocci (R) HD 19

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Business and Labor

01/28/2015

Revise board of realty laws

M

HB 236     

LC0984

Mary Ann Dunwell (D) HD 84

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) State Administration

02/13/2015

Require plain language in public documents

M

HB 261     

LC0354

Ryan Lynch (D) HD 76

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Judiciary

01/30/2015

Revise laws regarding clerk of court fees for transmitting records

M

HB 286     

LC1335

Tom Jacobson (D) HD 21

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Transportation

02/13/2015

Require roads to remain open during a dispute over legal access

O

HB 302     

LC1359

Forrest Mandeville (R) HD 57

(S) Tabled in Committee -- (S) Local Government

02/20/2015

Prohibit the adoption of certain rebuttable presumptions related to subdivisions

M

HB 304     

LC1334

Mitch Tropila (D) HD 26

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Transportation

02/13/2015

Increase penalty for blocking a public road

O

HB 367     

LC1327

Geraldine Custer (R) HD 39

(H) Committee Report--Bill Passed -- (H) Local Government

02/13/2015

Generally revise local government fees

M

HB 389     

LC1408

Jeff Essmann (R) HD 54

(H) Hearing -- (H) Taxation

02/12/2015; 8:00 AM, Rm 152

Require department of revenue review of tax exempt properties

M

HB 417     

LC1664

Tom Jacobson (D) HD 21

(H) Hearing -- (H) Taxation

02/17/2015; 8:00 AM, Rm 152

Revise tax lien, sale, and title provisions re primary residence tax delinquency

O

HB 441     

LC2123

Jeff Essmann (R) HD 54

(H) Scheduled for 3rd Reading

02/24/2015

Provide process for county abandonment/consolidation

M

HB 463     

LC1129

Kelly McCarthy (D) HD 49

(H) Committee Report--Bill Passed -- (H) Appropriations

02/24/2015

Revise laws related to asset forfeiture

M

HB 467     

LC2023

Mike Miller (R) HD 80

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Transportation

02/18/2015

Clarify laws related to roads, access, and private property

M

HB 484     

LC1127

Steve Lavin (R) HD 8

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Local Government

02/19/2015

Require certain delivery and disclosure of utility bills

M

HB 499     

LC1046

Steve Fitzpatrick (R) HD 20

(H) Scheduled for 2nd Reading

02/24/2015

Revise laws related to process servers

M

HB 508     

LC2112

Ryan Osmundson (R) HD 30

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Business and Labor

02/19/2015

Revise glass broker insurance laws

M

HB 519     

LC2206

Carl Glimm (R) HD 6

(H) Committee Report--Bill Passed as Amended -- (H) Natural Resources

02/21/2015

Generally revise exempt well laws

S

HB 536     

LC2225

Tom Berry (R) HD 40

(H) Committee Report--Bill Passed -- (H) Business and Labor

02/21/2015

Revise Captive Insurance Laws to Allow Political Subdivisions

M

HB 548     

LC0945

Forrest Mandeville (R) HD 57

(H) Committee Report--Bill Passed as Amended -- (H) Local Government

02/20/2015

Revise laws regarding exemptions for certain divisions of land

O

HB 556     

LC2244

Steve Lavin (R) HD 8

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Transportation

02/20/2015

Generally revise vehicle titling and registration laws

M

HB 557     

LC1208

Bill Harris (R) HD 29

(H) Committee Report--Bill Passed as Amended -- (H) Agriculture

02/20/2015

Revise laws regarding legal fences

M

HB 569     

LC1325

Clayton Fiscus (R) HD 43

(H) Referred to Committee -- (H) Taxation

02/18/2015

Exempt portion of homestead market value from taxes

M

HB 570     

LC2314

Clayton Fiscus (R) HD 43

(H) Tabled in Committee* -- (H) Natural Resources

02/20/2015

Revise flood plain notification process

M

HB 581     

LC1128

Steve Lavin (R) HD 8

(H) Committee Report--Bill Passed -- (H) Judiciary

02/23/2015

Generally revise landlord holdover remedies

M

SB 23       

LC0125

Roger Webb (R) SD 23

(S) Tabled in Committee* -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

02/12/2015

Limiting liability for title insurers of condominiums converted to townhouses

O

SB 24       

LC0126

Roger Webb (R) SD 23

(S) Tabled in Committee* -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

02/12/2015

Generally revise condominium and townhouse ownership laws

O

SB 25       

LC0127

Roger Webb (R) SD 23

(S) Tabled in Committee* -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

02/12/2015

Generally revise condominium and townhouse ownership laws

O

SB 34       

LC0402

Tom Facey (D) SD 50

(H) Hearing -- (H) Natural Resources

03/13/2015; 3:00 PM, Rm 172

Facilitate cabin and home-site sales

M

SB 37       

LC0581

Jennifer Fielder (R) SD 7

(H) Hearing -- (H) Natural Resources

03/11/2015; 3:00 PM, Rm 172

Revise laws for filing of exempt water right claims

M

SB 51       

LC0494

Dick Barrett (D) SD 45

(H) Signed by Speaker

02/24/2015

Require sharing of debt offset and collection information

M

SB 54       

LC0258

Dick Barrett (D) SD 45

(H) Referred to Committee -- (H) Taxation

02/09/2015

Provide taxpayers with additional access to confidential sales price information

O

SB 56       

LC0077

Bradley Hamlett (D) SD 15

(H) Hearing -- (H) Natural Resources

03/09/2015; 3:00 PM, Rm 172

Revise river bed laws

M

SB 58       

LC0400

Pat Connell (R) SD 43

(S) Transmitted to Governor

02/18/2015

Revise public notice for certain water rights

M

SB 84       

LC0431

Mary McNally (D) SD 24

(H) Tabled in Committee -- (H) Business and Labor

02/16/2015

Revise claims history considerations in insurance policies

M

SB 91       

LC0372

Fred Thomas (R) SD 44

(S) Tabled in Committee* -- (S) Taxation

02/11/2015

Revising laws related to reciprocal tax collection

M

SB 98       

LC0421

Tom Facey (D) SD 50

Chapter Number Assigned

02/17/2015

Revise Montana mortgage laws

M

SB 132     

LC1454

Gordon Vance (R) SD 34

(S) Tabled in Committee* -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

02/03/2015

Requiring insurers to provide disclosure for aftermarket motor vehicle parts

M

SB 156     

LC0508

Bruce Tutvedt (R) SD 3

(S) Hearing -- (S) Taxation

02/13/2015; 8:00 AM, Rm 405

Revise tax protest laws

M

SB 162     

LC0923

Bob Keenan (R) SD 5

(S) Tabled in Committee* -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

02/23/2015

Require recording of mortgages and assignments of mortgages

O

SB 171     

LC0017

Bruce Tutvedt (R) SD 3

(S) Committee Report--Bill Passed -- (S) Finance and Claims

02/20/2015

Generally revise taxation of income, including the corporate income tax

M

SB 201     

LC1333

Duane Ankney (R) SD 20

(S) 2nd Reading Indefinitely Postponed*

02/07/2015

Require evidence of septic pumping within 3 years before sale of real property

M

SB 203     

LC0052

Bradley Hamlett (D) SD 15

(S) Hearing -- (S) Natural Resources

02/20/2015; 3:00 PM, Rm 303

Revise exempt well laws

M

SB 226     

LC0169

Roger Webb (R) SD 23

(H) Hearing -- (H) Local Government

03/10/2015; 3:00 PM, Rm 172

Revise subdivision review criteria laws

M

SB 229     

LC1974

Bruce Tutvedt (R) SD 3

(H) Hearing -- (H) Natural Resources

03/13/2015; 3:00 PM, Rm 172

Extend historic county road or utility right-of-way application dates

M

SB 232     

LC2260

Frederick (Eric) Moore (R) SD 19

(H) Referred to Committee -- (H) Agriculture

02/24/2015

Revise stream access laws to reflect Galt decision

M

SB 234     

LC1455

Fred Thomas (R) SD 44

(S) Committee Report--Bill Passed -- (S) Finance and Claims

02/20/2015

Revise tax and fees for professional liability insurance

M

SB 237     

LC2031

Mark Blasdel (R) SD 4

(H) Hearing -- (H) Local Government

03/10/2015; 3:00 PM, Rm 172

Revise laws governing impact fees

M

SB 253     

LC2107

Mary McNally (D) SD 24

(S) Transmitted to House

02/23/2015

Provide for uniform act for powers of appointment for estate planning

M

SB 271     

LC0468

Diane Sands (D) SD 49

(S) Tabled in Committee* -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

02/18/2015

Designating state auditor investigators as peace officers

M

SB 306     

LC1793

Elsie Arntzen (R) SD 26

(S) Committee Report--Bill Passed -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

02/23/2015

Generally revise laws on notarial acts

S

SB 346     

LC1118

Elsie Arntzen (R) SD 26

(S) Committee Report--Bill Passed as Amended -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

02/23/2015

Revise laws regarding mortgage loan originators

M

SB 379     

LC1456

Gordon Vance (R) SD 34

(S) Committee Report--Bill Passed -- (S) Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs

02/24/2015

Revise Workers Compensation Laws Related To Administrative Expenses

M

 

Total Number of Unintroduced Bills - 37

Bill Draft No.

(LC No.)

Request

Date

Requestor

Status

Status

Date

Short Title

Position

LC0053

01/15/2014

John Brenden (R) SD 17

(C) Draft On Hold

01/28/2015

Prohibit payments to certain block management cooperators with easements

M

LC0067

03/05/2014

Jonathan Windy Boy (D) SD 16

(C) Draft On Hold

09/05/2014

Revise insurance laws

M

LC0092

04/29/2014

Ellie Boldman Hill (D) HD 90

(C) Draft On Hold

02/20/2015

Revise public administrator services regarding persons subject to tax lien sale

M

LC0170    

06/11/2014

Rick Ripley (R) SD 10

(C) Draft Ready for Delivery

01/13/2015

Establish subdivision pre-application conceptual plan review

M

LC0290

08/01/2014

Bridget Smith (D) HD 31

(C) Draft On Hold

11/11/2014

Revise railroad tax laws

M

LC0333    

08/25/2014

Roger Webb (R) SD 23

(C) Draft Canceled*

01/29/2015

Revise laws related to personal name information and property ownership

M

LC0450

09/19/2014

Bradley Hamlett (D) SD 15

(C) Draft On Hold

02/09/2015

Authorize addl construction to historical society and legislative hearing rooms

M

LC0459

09/19/2014

Roger Webb (R) SD 23

(C) Draft On Hold

09/23/2014

Generally revise laws related to department of revenue real estate appraisals

M

LC0470

09/23/2014

Mary Caferro (D) SD 41

(C) Draft On Hold

11/13/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

M

LC0471

09/23/2014

Mary Caferro (D) SD 41

(C) Draft On Hold

11/29/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

M

LC0472

09/23/2014

Mary Caferro (D) SD 41

(C) Draft On Hold

11/29/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

M

LC0590

11/03/2014

Andrea Olsen (D) HD 100

(C) Draft On Hold

01/02/2015

Revise laws related to homeowners insurance

M

LC0811

11/12/2014

Steve Fitzpatrick (R) HD 20

(C) Draft On Hold

12/03/2014

Revise insurance laws

M

LC1030

11/19/2014

Steve Fitzpatrick (R) HD 20

(C) Draft On Hold

12/15/2014

Revise insurance laws

M

LC1031

11/19/2014

Steve Fitzpatrick (R) HD 20

(C) Draft On Hold

12/09/2014

Revise insurance laws

M

LC1032

11/19/2014

Steve Fitzpatrick (R) HD 20

(C) Draft On Hold

12/01/2014

Revise land development laws

M

LC1047

11/20/2014

Steve Fitzpatrick (R) HD 20

(C) Draft On Hold

12/08/2014

Revise property laws

M

LC1088

11/20/2014

JP Pomnichowski (D) SD 33

(C) Draft On Hold

11/26/2014

Revise laws to allow the acceptance of electronic signatures

M

LC1153    

11/28/2014

Tom Jacobson (D) HD 21

(C) Draft Ready for Delivery

01/20/2015

Revise tax lien, sale, and title laws related to residence tax delinquency

M

LC1154    

11/28/2014

Tom Jacobson (D) HD 21

(C) Draft Ready for Delivery

01/19/2015

Revise tax lien, sale, and title laws related to residence tax delinquency

M

LC1343

12/05/2014

Christy Clark (R) HD 17

(C) Draft On Hold

12/19/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

M

LC1390

12/05/2014

Mark Noland (R) HD 10

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Revise probate laws

M

LC1407

12/05/2014

Bruce Tutvedt (R) SD 3

(C) Draft On Hold

01/20/2015

Revise laws related to county road right-of-way purchases

M

LC1436

12/05/2014

Kirk Wagoner (R) HD 75

(C) Draft On Hold

12/08/2014

Revise laws related to protecting of electronic private financial information

M

LC1457    

12/05/2014

Gordon Vance (R) SD 34

(C) Draft Ready for Delivery

01/05/2015

Revise insurance laws related to repairs of motor vehicles

M

LC1458

12/05/2014

Gordon Vance (R) SD 34

(C) Draft On Hold

02/10/2015

Generally revise insurance

M

LC1493

12/05/2014

Mike Lang (R) HD 33

(C) Draft On Hold

12/08/2014

Revise and update railroad laws

M

LC1521

12/05/2014

Nate McConnell (D) HD 89

(C) Draft On Hold

12/30/2014

Provide for the uniform electronic legal material act

M

LC1628

12/05/2014

Frederick (Eric) Moore (R) SD 19

(C) Draft On Hold

12/09/2014

Generally revise banking laws

M

LC1662

12/05/2014

Tom Jacobson (D) HD 21

(C) Draft On Hold

01/28/2015

Provide for inventory of all county and public roads

M

LC1792

12/05/2014

Daniel R Salomon (R) HD 93

(C) Draft On Hold

12/16/2014

Generally revise mortgage, pledge, and lien laws

M

LC1873

12/05/2014

Andrea Olsen (D) HD 100

(C) Draft On Hold

01/02/2015

Generally revise insurance laws

M

LC1874

12/05/2014

Andrea Olsen (D) HD 100

(C) Draft On Hold

01/02/2015

Generally revise insurance laws

M

LC1941

12/05/2014

Bradley Hamlett (D) SD 15

(C) Draft On Hold

02/04/2015

Direct state purchase of abandoned railroad right-of-ways

M

LC1962

12/10/2014

Jeffrey W Welborn (R) HD 72

(C) Draft On Hold

01/24/2015

Generally revise banking laws

M

LC2037

12/26/2014

Tom Richmond (R) HD 56

(C) Draft On Hold

01/24/2015

Generally revise insurance laws

M

LC2208

01/10/2015

George G Kipp (D) HD 15

(C) Draft to Requester for Review

02/17/2015

Requiring planning & design for reconstructing U.S. Highway 89 north of Browning

M