Support SB 193, Require legal review notes to be posted with legislative bills
Raise your voice for a better Montana by testifying on this bill. Write out your comments in advance, then follow the link to sign up to testify or submit written comment
What: SB 193, Require legal review notes to be posted with legislative bills
When: Tuesday, February 14th @ 8:30 AM
Where: Senate Legislative Administration – Room 335 – Sign up to testify or submit written comment
It requires legal review notes to be attached to the bill and publicized on the leg.mt.gov website, and available to the public just like a fiscal note is.
After much debate and pushback, the legislature finally put this in its rules for this 2023 session, which is good.
However, It’s important to codify this, because this rule has varied from session to session.
This is a freedom to know issue guaranteed in the MT Constitution
Having legal review notes could avoid the state spending millions of dollars defending bills passed into law that are later not upheld by the courts
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