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2015 Legislative Bulletin!

Updated 12/12/2014

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 - 15

Bill #

LC #

Primary Sponsor

Status

Status
Date

Short Title

Position

HB 29

LC0488

Tom Jacobson (D) HD 21

(H) Referred to Committee -- (H) Business and Labor

12/09/2014

Revise regulation and duties regarding real estate appraisers

HB 36

LC0399

Ryan Lynch (D) HD 76

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

12/09/2014

Allow water permit volume change due to incomplete use

HB 39

LC0401

Jean Price (D) HD 24

(H) Introduced

12/03/2014

Allow electronic fund transfers for trust lands

HB 52

LC0259

Mary Ann Dunwell (D) HD 84

(H) Introduced

12/05/2014

Revise electronic signature authority

HB 61

LC0276

Mike Lang (R) HD 33

(H) Introduced

12/09/2014

Revise and update railroad laws

HB 66

LC0422

Greg Hertz (R) HD 12

(H) Introduced

12/10/2014

Revise banking laws relating to documents filed with the Department

SB 23

LC0125

Roger Webb (R) SD 23

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

12/12/2014

Limiting liability for title insurers of condominiums converted to townhouses

SB 24

LC0126

Roger Webb (R) SD 23

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

12/12/2014

Generally revise condominium and townhouse ownership laws

SB 25

LC0127

Roger Webb (R) SD 23

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

12/12/2014

Generally revise condominium and townhouse ownership laws

SB 34

LC0402

Tom Facey (D) SD 50

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

12/12/2014

Facilitate cabin and home-site sales

SB 37

LC0581

Jennifer Fielder (R) SD 7

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

12/12/2014

Revise laws for filing of exempt water right claims

SB 51

LC0494

Dick Barrett (D) SD 45

(S) Introduced

12/10/2014

Require sharing of debt offset and collection information

SB 54

LC0258

Dick Barrett (D) SD 45

(S) Introduced

12/10/2014

Authorize public disclosure of real estate sale prices for tax appraisals

SB 56

LC0077

Bradley Hamlett (D) SD 15

(S) Introduced

12/09/2014

Revise river bed laws

SB 58  

LC0400

Pat Connell (R) SD 43

(S) Introduced

12/09/2014

Revise public notice for certain water rights

 

Number of Unnintroduced Bills - 61

Bill Draft No.
(LC No.)

Request
Date

Requestor

Status

Status
Date

Short Title

Position

LC0052

01/14/2014

Bradley Hamlett (D) SD 15

(C) Draft On Hold

09/16/2014

Revise exempt well laws

LC0053

01/15/2014

John Brenden (R) SD 17

(C) Draft Back for Requester Changes

11/18/2014

Prohibit payments to certain block management cooperators with easements

LC0067

03/05/2014

Jonathan Windy Boy (D) SD 16

(C) Draft On Hold

09/05/2014

Revise insurance laws

LC0092

04/29/2014

Ellie Boldman Hill (D) HD 90

(C) Draft to Drafter - Edit Review [JLN]

12/05/2014

Revise public administrator services regarding persons subject to tax lien sale

LC0170

06/11/2014

Rick Ripley (R) SD 10

(C) Draft to Requester for Review

12/04/2014

Establish subdivision pre-application conceptual plan review

LC0290

08/01/2014

Bridget Smith (D) HD 31

(C) Draft On Hold

11/11/2014

Revise railroad tax laws

LC0333

08/25/2014

Roger Webb (R) SD 23

(C) Draft Request Received

08/25/2014

Revise laws related to personal name information and property ownership

LC0354

09/05/2014

Ryan Lynch (D) HD 76

(C) Draft Request Received

09/05/2014

Revise laws regarding clerk of court fees for transmitting records

LC0421

09/19/2014

For  Department of Administration by Economic Affairs Interim Committee

(C) Pre-Introduction Letter Sent

12/03/2014

Revise Montana mortgage laws

LC0425

09/19/2014

For  State Auditor by Economic Affairs Interim Committee

(C) Pre-Introduction Letter Sent

12/08/2014

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

LC0430

09/19/2014

For  State Auditor by Economic Affairs Interim Committee

(C) Pre-Introduction Letter Sent

12/09/2014

Allow for electronic delivery of insurance policies

LC0431

09/19/2014

For  State Auditor by Economic Affairs Interim Committee

(C) Pre-Introduction Letter Sent

12/08/2014

Revise claims history considerations in insurance policies

LC0435

09/19/2014

For  State Auditor by Economic Affairs Interim Committee

(C) Pre-Introduction Letter Sent

12/04/2014

Expand surplus lines of insurance

LC0438

09/19/2014

For  State Auditor by Economic Affairs Interim Committee

(C) Draft in Final Drafter Review

12/12/2014

Update insurance laws to meet NAIC accreditation standards

LC0448

09/19/2014

 Education and Local Government Interim Committee

(C) Pre-Introduction Letter Sent

12/08/2014

Generally revise public records laws

LC0449

09/19/2014

Tom Facey (D) SD 50

(C) Pre-Introduction Letter Sent

12/10/2014

Provide for the development of a digital archives plan

LC0450

09/19/2014

Bradley Hamlett (D) SD 15

(C) Draft Request Received

09/19/2014

Authorize construction of historical society and legislative hearings building

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

LC0468

09/23/2014

Mary Caferro (D) SD 41

(C) Draft to Requester for Review

12/09/2014

Designating state auditor investigators as peace officers

LC0470

09/23/2014

Mary Caferro (D) SD 41

(C) Draft On Hold

11/13/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

LC0471

09/23/2014

Mary Caferro (D) SD 41

(C) Draft On Hold

11/29/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

LC0472

09/23/2014

Mary Caferro (D) SD 41

(C) Draft On Hold

11/29/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

LC0508

10/09/2014

Bruce Tutvedt (R) SD 3

(C) Draft Request Received

10/09/2014

Revise tax protest laws

LC0590

11/03/2014

Andrea Olsen (D) HD 100

(C) Draft Request Received

11/03/2014

Revise laws related to homeowners insurance

LC0811

11/12/2014

Steve Fitzpatrick (R) HD 20

(C) Draft On Hold

12/03/2014

Revise insurance laws

LC0923

11/13/2014

Bob Keenan (R) SD 5

(C) Draft Request Received

11/13/2014

Revise recording of mortgages and assignment laws

LC0984

11/14/2014

Mary Ann Dunwell (D) HD 84

(C) Draft Request Received

11/14/2014

Require plain language in public documents

LC1030

11/19/2014

Steve Fitzpatrick (R) HD 20

(C) Draft Request Received

11/19/2014

Revise insurance laws

LC1031

11/19/2014

Steve Fitzpatrick (R) HD 20

(C) Draft On Hold

12/09/2014

Revise insurance laws

LC1032

11/19/2014

Steve Fitzpatrick (R) HD 20

(C) Draft On Hold

12/01/2014

Revise land development laws

LC1046

11/20/2014

Steve Fitzpatrick (R) HD 20

(C) Draft On Hold

12/08/2014

Revise property laws

LC1047

11/20/2014

Steve Fitzpatrick (R) HD 20

(C) Draft On Hold

12/08/2014

Revise property laws

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

LC1118

11/26/2014

Matthew M Rosendale (R) SD 18

(C) Draft On Hold

12/09/2014

Revise laws regarding mortgage loan originators

LC1123

11/26/2014

Randall Pinocci (R) HD 19

(C) Draft Request Received

11/26/2014

Revise board of realty laws

LC1127

11/26/2014

Steve Lavin (R) HD 8

(C) Draft On Hold

12/08/2014

Generally revise property laws

LC1128

11/26/2014

Steve Lavin (R) HD 8

(C) Draft On Hold

12/08/2014

Generally revise property laws

LC1153

11/28/2014

Tom Jacobson (D) HD 21

(C) Draft Request Received

11/28/2014

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

LC1154

11/28/2014

Tom Jacobson (D) HD 21

(C) Draft Request Received

11/28/2014

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

LC1333

12/05/2014

Duane Ankney (R) SD 20

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Revise realty transfer laws

LC1343

12/05/2014

Christy Clark (R) HD 17

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

LC1390

12/05/2014

Mark Noland (R) HD 10

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Revise probate laws

LC1407

12/05/2014

Bruce Tutvedt (R) SD 3

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

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

LC1408

12/05/2014

Jeff Essmann (R) HD 54

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Require department of revenue review of tax exempt properties

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

LC1454

12/05/2014

Gordon Vance (R) SD 34

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

LC1455

12/05/2014

Gordon Vance (R) SD 34

(C) Draft On Hold

12/11/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

LC1456

12/05/2014

Gordon Vance (R) SD 34

(C) Draft On Hold

12/11/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

LC1457

12/05/2014

Gordon Vance (R) SD 34

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

LC1458

12/05/2014

Gordon Vance (R) SD 34

(C) Draft On Hold

12/11/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

LC1493

12/05/2014

Mike Lang (R) HD 33

(C) Draft On Hold

12/08/2014

Revise and update railroad laws

LC1521

12/05/2014

Nate McConnell (D) HD 89

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Provide for the uniform electronic legal material act

LC1628

12/05/2014

Frederick (Eric) Moore (R) SD 19

(C) Draft On Hold

12/09/2014

Generally revise banking laws

LC1662

12/05/2014

Tom Jacobson (D) HD 21

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Provide for inventory of all county and public roads

LC1664

12/05/2014

Tom Jacobson (D) HD 21

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Revise property tax lien laws

LC1792

12/05/2014

Daniel R Salomon (R) HD 93

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Generally revise mortgage, pledge, and lien laws

LC1793

12/05/2014

Daniel R Salomon (R) HD 93

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Generally revise laws on notarial acts

LC1873

12/05/2014

Andrea Olsen (D) HD 100

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

LC1874

12/05/2014

Andrea Olsen (D) HD 100

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Generally revise insurance laws

LC1941

12/05/2014

Bradley Hamlett (D) SD 15

(C) Draft Request Received

12/05/2014

Direct state purchase of abandoned railroad right-of-ways

LC1962

12/10/2014

Jeffrey W Welborn (R) HD 72

(C) Draft Request Received

12/10/2014

Generally revise banking laws