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Montana Legislative update 3-22-2021

There is some activity going on this week that deserves some attention, in fact this is a CALL TO ACTION for a couple of bills that will be heard this week:

HB 382 would limit the use of exploding targets during red flag days and high fire hazard days on State lands. This bill has a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday the 23rd at 0800. The Fire Alliance Supports this Bill.

SB 385 would require special district mill levies to be renewed every 10 years. This Bill will be heard in front of the Senate Local Government Committee on Wednesday the 24th at 3 PM room 405. This bill would severely limit long term loans and mill levies. The Fire Alliance opposes this Bill.

HB 469 would allow the State to make u p to 50% payment to local governments after a EMAC deployment. This Bill will be heard in front of the Senate State Administration Committee on the Wednesday the 24th at 3PM. The Fire Alliance Supports this Bill.

CALL TO ACTION…. HB 264 strengthens the Move Over Law. This Bill will be heard in front of the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee on Thursday the 25th at 3 PM in room 405. The Fire Alliance supports this Bill. We need your support for this Bill and hope folks can be there in person to testify or by Zoom.

SJ 22 would create an interim study of State EMS laws. This Bill will be heard in front of the Senate Public Health, Welfare and Safety Committee on Friday the 26th at 3 PM. The Fire Alliance supports this Bill.

Another Bill that awaiting a hearing date is SB377 which would consolidate EMT licensure under the DPHHS rather than the Board of Medical examiners.

Any questions feel free to call!

Rich Cowger