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Non-resident outfitter license (MT) Bill is up for hearing 2/2/2021 (SB 143)

Chaosonezero

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BWALKER77

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Internet doesn't pay for NR licenses or make it any more affordable.

The reason is because its affordable, maybe more affordable now to a bigger swath of NR hunters than it ever has been.
Yes it surely is. Which is why Montana should raise tag prices to the highest point the market will support.
 

Brad W

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Amidst the current assault there is a good bill, SB 256, headed to the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow that needs our support. It would make it a crime to block public access to public lands by erecting gates and such. Take a look and send some letters of support. It is the rare bill that needs our help not opposition.
 

Ben Lamb

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Looking at the Legislature website it seems like this bill is still in committee with no date assigned for a hearing?
Not a bad thing.

We're in the craziest time of the session right now - transmittal week (for non-revenue bills). There are over 125 bills scheduled for hearings today & tomorrow in order to pass the house of origin by next week, or they die. That means committees & floor action is going to be super intense until transmittal break.

SB 143 sitting in Finance & Claims is expected, especially for a controversial bill. As a revenue bill, it also has a later transmittal date, so it is expected to be taken up after next week.

Not sure what the path forward is, but folks still remain hopeful that it dies, or gets some amendments to make it better than it's current form (lots of internal discussions relative to issues raised here on HT about the egalitarian-ness of the bill, etc).

Stay vigilant. We're not even 1/2 done with crazy.
 
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