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Legislative Bulletin!

MLTA 2013 LEGISLATIVE BILL TRACKING LIST

Revised 5/3/13

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. You can access the useful state website on the 2013 session by going to: http://leg.mt.gov/css/sessions/63rd/default.asp .

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

MLTA E-Bulletin, May 3, 2013

Total number of Introduced Bills - 48 

 

Bill Type - Number

LC Number

Primary Sponsor

Status

Status Date

Short Title

Position

HB 19

LC0110

Roy Hollandsworth

(H) Transmitted to Governor

04/26/2013

Revise penalty and interest provisions related to tax law enforcement

M

HB 22

LC0380

Kimberly Dudik

Chapter Number Assigned

04/09/2013

Generally revise state auditor laws on insurance

M

HB 38

LC0212

Pat Ingraham

Chapter Number Assigned

04/12/2013

Transfer GIS duties to state library

M

HB 79

LC0357

Tom Berry

Chapter Number Assigned

04/15/2013

Constitutional referendum to rename the State Auditor

M

HB 89

LC0286

Ryan Lynch

Chapter Number Assigned

03/27/2013

Allow de minimus refund of abandoned property or closed estates

M

HB 117

LC0216

Jennifer Eck

Chapter Number Assigned

04/16/2013

Revise escrow regulation laws

M

HB 138

LC0215

Greg Hertz

Chapter Number Assigned

02/27/2013

Generally revise Bank Act merger provisions

M

HB 149

LC1034

Pat Connell

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

04/24/2013

Revise ditch easement laws

M

HB 184

LC0596

Clayton Fiscus

(H) Transmitted to Governor

04/26/2013

Revise law on real estate broker liability for sale by owner by salesperson

M

HB 192

LC0542

Roger A Hagan

Chapter Number Assigned

02/27/2013

Revise laws related to mobile home transfer and taxes

SA

HB 207

LC0443

Tom Berry

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Business and Labor

04/24/2013

Revise title insurance countersignature and title exception laws

S

HB 246

LC1730

Kerry White

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Local Government

04/24/2013

Revise conservation easement laws

M

HB 252

LC0491

Pat Ingraham

Chapter Number Assigned

03/20/2013

Revise notary public journal storage to secretary of state's office

S

HB 308

LC1649

Mike Lang

Chapter Number Assigned

03/27/2013

Revise qualifications for the Montana board of real estate appraisers

M

HB 363

LC1085

Tom Berry

(H) Transmitted to Governor

04/25/2013

Generally revising laws related to the board of realty regulation

M

HB 403

LC1078

Ellie Boldman Hill

(H) Signed by Governor

04/30/2013

Revising fees collected by district court clerks

M

HB 426

LC2070

Doug Kary

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Local Government

04/24/2013

Revise unit ownership laws per conversion of condo to townhouse

O

HB 462

LC1662

Donald W Jones

Chapter Number Assigned

04/12/2013

Revise lien laws for due process considerations

M

HB 465

LC2127

Joanne G Blyton

Chapter Number Assigned

04/15/2013

Increase certain county clerk fees

M

HB 469

LC1328

Steve Fitzpatrick

Chapter Number Assigned

04/05/2013

Allow arbitration for disputes relating to construction liens

M

HB 474

LC1682

Doug Kary

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Business and Labor

04/24/2013

Authorize a Montana state bank

M

HB 492

LC0649

Ellie Boldman Hill

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

04/24/2013

Public admin & adult protection services contact person subject to tax lien sale

M

HB 516

LC0404

Bill Harris

(H) Died in Standing Committee* -- (H) Natural Resources

04/24/2013

Generally revise water law on application for water rights

M

HB 526

LC1110

Ellie Boldman Hill

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

04/24/2013

Require a final notice from the county treasurer prior to issuance of a tax deed

O

HB 531

LC1388

Ed Lieser

(H) Died in Process*

04/24/2013

Revise exemptions for certain divisions of land

M

HB 562

LC1937

Kathy Swanson

(H) Signed by Governor

04/30/2013

Revise subdivision laws

M

HB 584

LC1354

Jerry O'Neil

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

04/24/2013

Revise highway right-of-way laws related to easement purchases

M

HB 598

LC0714

Clayton Fiscus

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

04/24/2013

Referendum to exempt a portion of market value for certain residential property

M

HB 618

LC1492

Tom Jacobson

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

04/24/2013

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

O

HB 624

LC0406

Bill Harris

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

04/24/2013

Revise taxation of out-of-production agricultural land

M

HB 633

LC1968

Ron Ehli

(H) Transmitted to Governor

04/26/2013

Provide for an interim select committee on efficiency in government

M

HJ 2

LC0259

Galen Hollenbaugh

(H) Filed with Secretary of State

03/22/2013

Interim study investigating state/local gov electronic records management

M

HJ 26

LC2157

Pat Connell

(H) Filed with Secretary of State

04/26/2013

Interim study on water ditch/canal easement restatement process options

M

SB 5

LC0260

Edward Buttrey

Chapter Number Assigned

02/26/2013

Clarify authority of local governments to store electronic documents off-site

M

SB 17

LC0062

Jason Priest

(S) Died in Standing Committee* -- (S) Judiciary

04/24/2013

Constitutional amendment revising Art II, sec 3, regarding use of property

M

SB 18

LC0354

Bradley Hamlett

Chapter Number Assigned

04/15/2013

Clarify taxation and ownership of river channel following an avulsion

M

SB 22

LC0281

Ron Arthun

(S) Died in Standing Committee* -- (S) Judiciary

04/24/2013

Allow for recording notice of tax lien with the secretary of state

SA

SB 35

LC0261

Jim Keane

Chapter Number Assigned

03/27/2013

Revise statutory requirements for notarization of certain documents

M

SB 61

LC0207

Rick Ripley

Chapter Number Assigned

03/29/2013

Revise bank laws pertaining to derivative transactions & investment securities

M

SB 86

LC0439

Frederick (Eric) Moore

Chapter Number Assigned

03/29/2013

Separate agisters' liens from mechanics liens

M

SB 93

LC0208

Gene Vuckovich

Chapter Number Assigned

03/29/2013

Revise Montana Mortgage Act

SA

SB 105

LC1063

Taylor Brown

(S) Died in Process*

04/26/2013

Revise interim zoning laws

M

SB 157

LC0831

Dick Barrett

(S) Died in Standing Committee* -- (S) Taxation

04/24/2013

Provide withholding of taxes on gain from sales of real estate by nonresidents

O

SB 207

LC0333

Kendall Van Dyk

Chapter Number Assigned

04/22/2013

Adopt Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

M

SB 212

LC1701

Bradley Hamlett

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

04/24/2013

Generally revise credit bureau reporting laws

M

SB 288

LC0045

Chas Vincent

(H) Died in Process*

04/24/2013

Revise condemnation procedures

M

SB 317

LC0458

Llew Jones

(S) Died in Standing Committee* -- (S) Taxation

04/24/2013

Provide for Dept. of Revenue policy review commission

M

SJ 26

LC1985

Elsie Arntzen

(S) Filed with Secretary of State

04/26/2013

Provide for study of commerce corridors along Montana highways

M