Before a significant amendment, SB 300 would have created a basic right to use property. This is a broad expansion of property rights that could result in a new takings claim. Amendments fixed the bill.

Position

This bill was amended to remove the problematic language, and MEIC became neutral on the bill.

Status

Passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 12-0 vote. Passed the Senate Floor on a 50-0 vote. Passed the House Judiciary Committee on a 17-2 vote. Passed the House Floor on a 73-24 vote. House amendments passed the Senate on a 39-11 vote.

The Goveror failed to take action on the bill within the 10-day timeframe, and SB 300 became law.

Contact

Anne hedges, MEIC, 406-443-2520

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