SB 028 - Allow Water Disputes to be Appealed to the Water Court

Sen. Chas Vincent, (R-Libby), SD 1

Senator Chas VincentThis bill would allow aggrieved parties in water disputes to appeal to the Montana Water Court, rather than Montana District Court. The Water Court was created, and has jurisdiction over the water adjudication process in Montana, and does not have the funding or resources to begin hearing water disputes among individual parties. Further, allowing the Montana Water Court to finish the adjudication process will save time and money in the future on water disputes.

MEIC's Position: Oppose | Current bill status: Signed by Governor on March 31st. | Official legislative site

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