There are thousands of bills being introduced this session so we have created a bill watch list of legislation that could directly or indirectly impact travel and tourism in Montana. As bills come out of LC status, we will update this list accordingly.

INTRODUCED BILLS

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Bill# LC# Sponsor Status Action Short Title
HB 225 LC0759 Edward Greef (H) Hearing Funding of maintenance for paved paths
HB 240 LC2079 Kerry White (S) Hearing Monitor Clarify allowed use of groomed snowmobile trails with snowmobile trail pass
HB 243 LC0206 Tom Jacobson (H) Tabled in Committee Prohibit outfitting on state lands inaccessible to the public
HB 267 LC0825 Frank Garner (S) Hearing Monitor Revise laws related to bicycles on roadways
HB 324 LC1797 Bradley Hamlett (H) Hearing Monitor Revise laws related to state parks’ administration
HB 341 LC1125 Mary Ann Dunwell (H) Hearing Monitor Generally revise state employee travel and per diem laws
HJ 7 LC1068 Ellie Hill Smith (H) Hearing Monitor Interim study on economic impacts of outdoor recreation
SB 75 LC0508 Dee Brown (S) Tabled in Committee Oppose Establish a Montana trade center in Calgary
SB 150 LC1024 Dee Brown (S) Hearing Monitor Require vacation rentals to collect bed taxes
SB 161 LC0029 Roger Webb (S) Referred to Committee Monitor Revise motor vehicle registration fees for parks

NOTE: E-mail notifications of scheduled hearings, hearing cancellations and/or changes will only occur for future dates.

 

UNINTRODUCED BILLS

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Draft No. (LC#) Request Date Requestor Status   Short Title
LC0071 04/26/2016 Frederick (Eric) Moore (C) Draft On Hold Generally revise infrastructure funding laws
LC0218 07/21/2016 Tom Jacobson (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Extend resort taxes to cities of any size
LC0377 09/08/2016 Mark Blasdel (C) Draft Delivered to Requester Monitor Enhance commercial airline service
LC0494 10/04/2016 Chas Vincent (C) Draft to Requester for Review Monitor Revise off-highway vehicle/recreational vehicle laws
LC0509 10/06/2016 Dee Brown (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Revise bed tax laws related to internet bed and breakfast entities
LC0612 10/31/2016 Pat Connell (C) Draft in Edit Provide for off-highway trail pass
LC0653 11/04/2016 Jeffrey W Welborn (C) Draft On Hold Generally revise laws related to trail use
LC0654 11/04/2016 Jeffrey W Welborn (C) Draft On Hold Generally revise laws related to roads and trails on state lands
LC0690 11/03/2016 Dee Brown (C) Draft On Hold Generally revise definitions for nonprofit tourism corporations
LC0723 11/14/2016 Jeffrey W Welborn (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Revise laws relating to state agency procurement
LC0743 11/14/2016 Jon C Sesso (C) Executive Director Final Review Monitor Generally revise laws related to the resort tax
LC0855 11/15/2016 Mike Lang (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Generally revise related to nonprofit organizations
LC0912 11/15/2016 Ryan Lynch (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Create office of outdoor recreation
LC0940 11/16/2016 Edith (Edie) McClafferty (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Generally revise laws related to public land access
LC0956 11/16/2016 Dennis R Lenz (C) Draft Ready for Delivery Monitor Generally revise Montana state museum funding
LC1064 11/20/2016 Ellie Hill Smith (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Generally revise laws related to skiing
LC1065 11/20/2016 Ellie Hill Smith (C) Draft On Hold Generally revise laws related to microbreweries
LC1072 11/20/2016 Ellie Hill Smith (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Revise laws related to skiing safety
LC1086 11/21/2016 Ryan Lynch (C) Draft Taken Off Hold Monitor Revise lodging facility use tax and associated definitions
LC1334 12/01/2016 Andrea Olsen (C) Draft On Hold Ban advertising of professional products
LC1337 12/01/2016 Andrea Olsen (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Interim study to restore passenger rail
LC1374 12/02/2016 Fred Anderson (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Revise sales tax on lodging
LC1459 12/02/2016 Vince Ricci (C) Draft Request Received Monitor Generally revise labor and employment laws related to recreational businesses
LC1508 12/03/2016 Denley M Loge (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Revise recreation fee revenue allocation
LC1534 12/03/2016 JP Pomnichowski (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Revise laws related to recreation
LC1636 12/05/2016 Greg Hertz (C) Draft Request Received Monitor Statewide sales tax
LC1640 12/05/2016 Greg Hertz (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Revise lodging facility use tax
LC1683 12/05/2016 Kirk Wagoner (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Generally revise state procurement laws, rules, and processes
LC1789 12/05/2016 Margaret (Margie) MacDonald (C) Draft Taken Off Hold Monitor Replace big sky economic fund with a state parks fund
LC1790 12/05/2016 Margaret (Margie) MacDonald (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Create a soda pop tax
LC1791 12/05/2016 Margaret (Margie) MacDonald (C) Draft Taken Off Hold Monitor Revise motor vehicle fee for state parks, facilities, and fishing access
LC1792 12/05/2016 Margaret (Margie) MacDonald (C) Draft Taken Off Hold Monitor Provide for a local option fee on car registration
LC1793 12/05/2016 Margaret (Margie) MacDonald (C) Draft Taken Off Hold Monitor Extend vehicle regis. fee for parks and fishing access to additional vehicles
LC1794 12/05/2016 Margaret (Margie) MacDonald (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Revise registration fees for travel trailers
LC1867 12/05/2016 Ellie Hill Smith (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Interim study on economic impact of hunting, fishing, and recreation
LC1910 12/05/2016 Rob Cook (C) Draft On Hold Generally revise appropriations
LC1911 12/05/2016 Rob Cook (C) Draft On Hold Generally revise appropriation laws
LC1912 12/05/2016 Rob Cook (C) Draft On Hold Generally revise appropriation laws
LC1913 12/05/2016 Rob Cook (C) Draft On Hold Generally revise appropriation laws
LC1914 12/05/2016 Rob Cook (C) Draft On Hold Generally revise appropriation laws
LC2092 12/07/2016 George G Kipp (C) Draft Ready for Delivery Monitor Encourage national parks to hire locals
LC2104 12/08/2016 Ryan Lynch (C) Draft Request Received Generally revise economic development laws
LC2106 12/08/2016 Ray L Shaw (C) Draft Request Received Revise city park rest area program
LC2140 12/09/2016 Bridget Smith (C) Draft On Hold Generally revise state park laws
LC2205 12/19/2016 Bradley Hamlett (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Revise administration of state parks and recreation
LC2210 12/20/2016 Jon A Knokey (C) Draft On Hold Generally revise appropriation laws
LC2345 01/01/2017 Mike Cuffe (C) Draft Request Received Provide infrastructure funding for oil/gas impacted counties and communities
LC2347 01/01/2017 Fred Thomas (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Generally revise fish, wildlife, and parks laws
LC2364 01/02/2017 Mark Blasdel (C) Draft Request Received Monitor Generally revise economic development laws
LC2392 01/06/2017 Lea Whitford (C) Draft On Hold Monitor Revise Indian Country economic development laws

NOTE: E-mail notifications of scheduled hearings, hearing cancellations and/or changes will only occur for future dates.