Things are still moving quickly in Helena. While we’re monitoring many bills which are nearing the end of the legislative process, there’s still time for new pieces of legislation to cross the starting line.
This week marked the first full week of committee hearings after the transmittal break.
With last week’s transmittal deadline marking the half-way point of the 66th Montana Legislature, it’s only fitting that we provide an update on the first half of the session. By and large, agriculture has fared well during the uphill stretch.
Helena will be quiet for a few days while legislators and lobbyists catch their breath over the transmittal break. Read on a updates on bills we've been following as well as a few new pieces of legislation.
With just one week until transmittal things in Helena are speeding up.
This week was certainly one for the history books. Montana Farm Bureau celebrated its 100th birthday on February 13.
All good things must come to an end. We had a good run boasting about the slower pace of the legislative session.
The Legislature picked up the pace during week four. We worked on a variety of bills and hosted a Young Farmer and Rancher Calling on the Capitol.
With over 3,000 bill draft requests and only a few hundred bills actually introduced the Legislative Session is off to a remarkably slow start.
Another slow week in Helena found us supporting the Department of Livestock and MSU Extension/MAES in budget hearings and working on tax issues.