This year, the volume of bills Montana lawmakers heard as they crashed against the midpoint time frame was tremendous.
The bill is called the Youth Health Protection Act, the same name as House Bill 113 brought by Republican Rep. John Fuller in January.
Gianforte said those protections were one of the requirements needed for him to lift the statewide mask mandate.
The state House gave initial approval Monday to a bill the sponsor said will provide liability protections to the state's businesses over exposure to COVID-19.
The 66-34 vote put Republican Rep. Ed Buttrey, of Great Falls, on the House Rules Committee.
Loge said the bill was about protecting private property rights and specifically targeting repeat trespassers that are not dissuaded by only a fine.
Rep. Wylie Galt, of Martinsdale, was elected Speaker of the House. Sen. Mark Blasdel, of Kalispell, was voted President of the Senate.
House Republicans on Wednesday backed off a proposal to give committee chairs pocket-veto power, saying they received a lot of public comment opposing the idea.
As lawmakers prepare to meet virtually Wednesday to determine how the 2021 legislative session will function in a pandemic, incoming Republican Gov.-elect Greg Gianforte sent leadership a letter outlining the protocols his office plans to take.
The day after nearly 100 mostly unmasked Republican lawmakers gathered in Helena to caucus, the local city-county health board sent a letter telling newly elected legislative leaders the "safest possible plan" would be to hold the upcoming session remotely.
Lawmakers gathered in Helena on Wednesday to elect their leadership for the upcoming session in caucuses that, at least on the Republican side, offered little in the way of mask use in acknowledgement of the novel coronavirus and pandemic.
A group of film industry professionals in Montana and a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers have succeeded in an effort to create a competitive tax incentive to lure film and television productions here.
Wildlife and natural resources are always prominent issues at the Montana Legislature, and this session has featured its share of bills on wolves, bears, coyotes, elk, parks and trails.
Landowners and sporting groups lined up on opposite sides of two elk measures introduced Tuesday in the Legislature that are meant to reduce the animals’ population on private lands.
HELENA - The attorneys for Montana’s fifth- and 11th-smallest counties came to the Capitol on Tuesday to speak against a piece of legislation …
HELENA – The attorneys for Montana’s fifth- and 11th-smallest counties came to the Capitol on Tuesday to speak against a piece of legislation …
HELENA – The Montana House on Tuesday endorsed a bill that would restrict the size of small, independent power projects that can get special c…