LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 02/15/19

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FEBRUARY 15, 2019 DNRC Section C Budget:  Executive Action will be taken on the DNRC budget next week.  The action will let us know if our efforts to gain more funding for CDs has made any movement. HB32 – Revise Laws Related to Aquatic Invasive Species – sponsored by Rep. Willis Curdy:  No […]

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ACTION REQUEST: HB 383 and HB 399

Please note that you may receive this message from Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) and the Department of Natural Resource and Conservation (DNRC).  I am just trying to cover the bases because DNRC has a specific 310-committee mailing list. A meeting was held Monday night with Representative Kerry White to determine the reasoning for […]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 8, 2019

DNRC Section C Budget:  DNRC asked for a full house and we packed the hearing room.  Thanks to all of those who traveled to Helena to testify on behalf of the conservation district funding request.  Our approach has definitely peeked the attention of the House Natural Resource and Transportation appropriations subcommittee.  The members understand the […]

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Legislative Update – January 25, 2019

DNRC Section C Budget:  The portion of the DNRC budget holding the funds that help CDs.  The budget will be heard on Tuesday, the 29th, from 8:30 – Noon in Room 317C at the Capitol.  We will be approaching the committee to request and amendment for an additional 1.9 million dollars.  The funding will help […]

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Legislative Update – January 21, 2019

An update on MACD’s Legislative activities. CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT The hearing for the DNRC Section C Budget is still scheduled to be heard on January 29th from 8:30 – Noon in room 317C at the Capitol by the Natural Resource and Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee. The subcommittee is comprised of Rep. Ken Holmlund (Chair) from Miles City, […]

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Legislative Update January 14, 2019

Week 2 of the 66th Session   The hearing for the DNRC Section C Budget will he heard on January 29th from 8:30 – Noon in room 317C at the Capitol by the Natural Resource and Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee.  MACD will be supporting the DNRC budget. More importantly we will be asking for an amendment […]

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Find Your Legislator by Conservation District

The following table contains links to contact information for Montana legislators by Conservation District. Please use the table header row to sort the columns. Or, you can use the Search Bar to search by your Conservation District or Legislator name. This table was prepared through the joint wizardry of Jessica Makus & Kate Arpin.

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Legislative Committee Update 12-27-2018

The legislative committee has begun monitoring bills for the 2019 Montana Legislative Session. The bills listed below are just a start.  There are over 1700 LCs that have the potential to turn into bills.  The DNRC budget is part of Section C: Natural Resource and Transportation.  Their budget will be heard by the House Natural Resource […]

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House Natural Resources Committee Approves Bills Making Changes To Endangered Species Act

Last week, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed five bills to reform the Endangered Species Act. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement: “The ESA is a landmark statute created with noble intent. It also includes fatal design flaws that inhibit greater success and handicap state-led, science-based recovery strategies. These flaws must be […]

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News From the Front, the Last One

“A ship does not sail with yesterday’s wind.” Red Mark, a 12th-century pirate from a Louis L’Amour novel. “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” George Orwell Scrooge said to the ghost of his dead partner Jacob Marley (who resembles at least two of my ten uncles, even in […]

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