The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Dear Editor: Researching Senate and House Bills

 

April 28, 2021



I read with interest last week’s letter to the Editor about the Senate and House bills that will endanger public lands. I have been watching what goes on in Helena and for the life of me, I didn’t remember any of those bills on the agenda. So, I decided to look them up; I will do this in the order of their claims.

Let’s start with HB320. The claim was “a bill to pave the way to transfer public lands out of public hands.” When I looked HB320 up, I found that it was actually “AN ACT PROHIBITING FUTURE SALES OF LAND GRANTED OR TRANSFERRED TO THE STATE”. Not exactly as claimed....



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