HB 403, by Rep. Barry Usher (R-Billings), will indefinitely extend a temporary tax exemption for underground coal mines and cost state and local governments $3.4 million a year.




Passed the House Taxation Committee on a 10-8 vote. Passed the House Floor on a 56-42 vote. Passed the Senate Energy Committee on an 11-1 vote. Passed the Senate Floor on a 41-9 vote. Senate amendments passed the House Floor on a 60-37 vote.

This bill was signed by Governor Bullock and has become law. 


For more information contact Anne Hedges, Montana Environmental Information Center, 461-9546.

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