Legislative update, February 21, 2017

Dear MSSA Friends, Here’s the current status of MSSA bills and bills MSSA is supporting, and some requested action: LC2322 – Exempt shooting ranges from property taxes In finish drafting; to be introduced soon. HB 151 – Protect shooting range funding (from FWP predation) Waiting for action by House Fish and Game Committee. !   […]

Dear MSSA Friends,

Here’s the current status of MSSA bills and bills MSSA is supporting, and some requested action:

LC2322 – Exempt shooting ranges from property taxes
In finish drafting; to be introduced soon.

HB 151 – Protect shooting range funding (from FWP predation)
Waiting for action by House Fish and Game Committee.
!       Send messages urging support to Committee members

*HB 246 – Post Office Carry
Transmitted to Governor on 2/20

*HB 251 – Remove some items from concealed weapons list
Passed House, referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

HB 262 – Permitless Carry
Transmitted to Governor on 2/20
!       Send messages urging support to Governor

*HB 273 – Legal immigrant CWPs
Passed House, referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

HB 385 – Montana School Safety Act
Waiting action by House Judiciary Committee (likely 2/22)
!       Send messages to support to Committee members

HB 494 – Restaurant Carry
Passed by House Judiciary Committee
Due on the House floor for Second Reading (likely 2/22)
!       Send messages to any Representatives urging support

SB 99 – No local enforcement of new federal firearm or magazine bans
(Note: Amended by Senate Judiciary to add ammunition and
remove specific enforcement against violators.)
Passed by Senate on Second reading – 30-20

*SB 236 – Strengthen right to hunt, fish, and trap in the Montana Constitution
Waiting action by Senate Fish and Game Committee.

SJ 11 – Define “shall not be called in question”
Passed by Senate, transmitted to House.

* Not “MSSA bills” but supported by MSSA
--   Gary Marbut, president  Montana Shooting Sports Association  http://www.mtssa.org  Author, Gun Laws of Montana  http://www.mtpublish.com

FWP Updates Snow Goose Consumption Advisory

While it would appear safe for humans to consume muscle tissue and organs of these harvested geese, under the circumstances, it is at the discretion of the hunter whether he or she chooses to eat or discard snow geese harvested after the Nov. 28 event.

While it would appear safe for humans to consume muscle tissue and organs of these harvested geese, under the circumstances, it is at the discretion of the hunter whether he or she chooses to eat or discard snow geese harvested after the Nov. 28 event.