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SB 248 - Exempting Wells in Family Transfers

SB 248 has passed the House and Senate. Call Governor Bullock today and ask him to please veto this bad bill. 406-444-3111, [email protected] This bill would allow anyone using the family transfer exemption in the subdivision and platting act to also be guaranteed an exemption from obtaining a water right for a well that pumps up […]

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MEIC's Position: Oppose | Current bill status: Passed Senate and House. Headed to the Governor. | Official legislative site

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HB 339 - Threatening Montana’s Rivers and Streams

HB 339 would functionally overturn a Supreme Court decision last year that protected Montana’s water resources and property rights from sprawl. The bill would re-open the exempt well loophole that the Montana Supreme Court wisely closed last year, and give developers the right to take the water before those who are legally entitled to use that […]

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MEIC's Position: Oppose | Current bill status: Awaiting Governor action. (Passed Senate, 32-18. Passed House, 62-38.) | Official legislative site

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