LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 040519

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE APRIL 5, 2019 HB 2 – Governor’s Budget –   The budget passed Senate Finance and Claims.  The bill was heard on the Senate floor Thursday and is headed for 3rd reading.  The conservation district funding remains intact. HB 6 – Renewable Resource Grants: This bill is headed to the Senate floor. HB 7 […]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 032919

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE MARCH 29, 2019 HB 2 – Governor’s Budget –   The budget has passed the House and is now in the hands of Senate Finance and Claims (SFC).  SFC testimony by those present went very well.  Representative Richmond spoke to the importance of conservation districts during his presentation and at the closing.  The bill […]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 032219

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE MARCH 22, 2019 HB 2 – Governor’s Budget –   The budget has passed the House and is now in the hands of Senate Finance and Claims (SFC).  SFC will hear the DNRC portion of the budget on March 26, 27, 28.  MACD will be represented by Dan McGowan, Mark Suta, and Jeff Wivholm […]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 3/15/19

HB 6 – Renewable Resource Grants: This bill has been referred to House Appropriations for consideration.  The committee passed this bill in executive action and is headed to the House floor. HB 7 – Reclamation and Development Grants:  This bill has been referred to House Appropriations for consideration. The committee passed this bill in executive […]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 030119

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE MARCH 1, 2019 HB 6 – Renewable Resource Grants: This bill has been referred to House Appropriations for consideration. HB 7 – Reclamation and Development Grants:  This bill has been referred to House Appropriations for consideration. HB 8 – Renewable Resource Bonds & Loans:  House Appropriations passed this bill as amended. HB 11 […]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 02/22/19

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FEBRUARY 22, 2019 DNRC Section C Budget:  The committee appropriated $570,000 to the DNRC base budget.  This move basically captures all potential authority allowed under the funding source: Coal Tax Trust Fund.  The real test will be whether or not the actual cash revenue is received to support the appropriation.  The appropriation means […]

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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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