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Note: This is the index for the 1999 regular session.

INDEX OF INTRODUCED BILLS

APRIL 26, 1999

THIS INDEX INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING BILLS:

HB 1 -- 678/-/hjr_1 -- 39/-/HR 1, 2

SB 1 -- 534/-/sjr 1 -- 21/-/SR 1 -- 7

The presence of a slash (/) in an entry indicates an amendment addition or change.

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ABORTION
  Removal or clarification of certain provisions declared invalid by judiciary, removing restrictions on place of performing and on advertising, and revising definition of “partial-birth abortion”, HB 530

ACCOUNTANTS
  Commissions or contingent fees charged or accepted for certain services related to insurance, investment, and securities-based financial products and services -- directing amendments to ARM 8.54.605 and 8.54.606 to permit, HB 624
  Examination procedures modified, SB 108

ACUPUNCTURE AND ACUPUNCTURISTS
  Doctors of medicine and osteopathy allowed licenses to practice and restricting use of title “acupuncturist”, HB 563

ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 4, HB 5, HB 13, HB 14
  Construction contracts, pecuniary interest prohibitions revised, HB 649
  Customer service training programs for state agencies, requirements, SB 168
  Deferred compensation, administration transferred from, HB 79, HB 256
  Fire protection or security services for state-owned buildings, requiring budget preparation for and contracts with cities and towns to provide if funding is available, HB 634
  Interim local government and court funding and structure study, HB 622
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Military Selective Service Act, compliance required for employment -- adoption of rules for, HB 234
  Motor vehicles, state-owned or leased -- rules to be adopted for acceptable uses, SB 57
  Public service courtesy training programs, existing training program to include, SB 168
  State debt collection, authority transferred from, HB 168
  Telephone calls from public, voice menu answering systems
    department urged to develop policy and provide for training on appropriate use, HJR 31
    state agencies not to use prerecorded systems to answer, HB 144
  Transportation contracts with certain intrastate transportation providers -- negotiation, bidding requirements, and rulemaking, HB 259

ADMINISTRATIVE CODE COMMITTEE
  Elimination, SB 11

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE
  Occupational health provisions, contested case hearing provisions clarified, SB 21
  Settlement authority and procedure of state agencies revised and providing for deposit and use of proceeds, SB 46
  Stipulations, agreed settlements, consent orders, or defaults -- deposit requirements for proceeds, HB 78

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
  Accountants' commissions or contingent fees charged or accepted for certain services related to insurance, investment, and securities-based financial products and services -- directing amendments to ARM 8.54.605 and 8.54.606 to permit, HB 624
  Bills containing sections that may be implemented by, rulemaking notes for, HB 197
  Economic impact statement on rule proposal upon request of 15 legislators, provision for, HB 198
  Family impact notes, provisions for, HB 625
  Monetary amount that persons are required to pay or will receive, proposals for -- inclusion of notice of estimate of number of paying or receiving persons and cumulative amount that persons will pay or receive, HB 194
  Occupational health provisions, rulemaking provisions clarified, SB 21
  Review responsibilities revised, SB 11

ADOPTION
  Revision of laws generally, HB 455
  Subsidized adoption provisions revised, SB 93

ADULTS
  Foster care facilities, licensing to provide residential services to certain persons and certification of appropriateness for residential placement amended, HB 70

AERONAUTICS, See also SPACE headings
  Airlines, See TAXATION, PROPERTY
  Aviation fuel, tax increase and submission to electorate, SB 205, SB 206
  Jet fuel, refinery or distributor selling certain types to federal defense fuel supply center -- tax credit or refund increased, SB 205

AERONAUTICS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 5

AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION AND TECHNOLOGY DISTRICT
  Establishment and creation authorized, HB 555

AGING AND AGED PERSONS
  Abuse and neglect reports to be filed with medicaid fraud control unit, SB 75
  Abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or exploitation provisions -- revision generally, SB 176
  Homesteads occupied by persons 65 years of age or older, allowing claim for limitation from increased residential property taxes, HB 206
  Live-in home companionship services for individuals unable to care for themselves, exemption from minimum wage and overtime provisions, SB 245
  Long-term planning, statewide and community -- establishment, HB 275
  Residential property tax credit
    definition of “income” revised, HB 652
    provisions revised, SB 92, SB 424

AGRICULTURAL AND OPEN SPACE LAND PRESERVATION AND CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT ACT, SB 383

AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY RESEARCH AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT ENABLING ACT, SB 18

AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM AND COMMISSION, SB 342

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING ASSOCIATIONS
  Revision of laws generally, SB 296

AGRICULTURAL SEEDS
  Dealers, conditioners, and labelers -- increase of annual license fee and submission to electorate, SB 182
  Dealers, revision of laws generally, SB 183
  Grower selling from production, annual license fee created and submission to electorate, SB 181
  Revision of laws generally, SB 183

AGRICULTURE
  Agricultural heritage program and commission, establishment, SB 342
  Agricultural products -- investigation into causes of ongoing depressed market prices and urging initiation of actions to stabilize nation's food producers, main street businesses, and rural america as whole, SJR 11
  Agriculture in Montana schools program, income tax checkoff system -- threshold amount that triggers termination revised, SB 380
  Cluster development and preservation of agricultural land or open space, requesting interim study of options that could be implemented by local governments to provide incentives for, SJR 21
  Cluster developments, transferable development rights in exchange for preservation of agricultural land, SB 383
  Crop dusting liens, 30 days' notice of intent prior to filing -- provision removed, SB 187
  Driver's licenses for first-time drivers under age of 18, certain restrictions imposed during first year of licensure and exceptions, HB 366
  Driving permit for certain farm-related vehicle operation by holder of instruction permit or provisional license, HB 606
  Farm vehicles on interstate highways, flag vehicle escort to follow, SB 10
  Financially distressed farmers, agricultural assistance and counseling program established for, HB 307
  Gasoline tax refunds and credits
    agricultural use, definition and provisions revised, SB 401
    eligibility limited to applicants engaged in business of farming, ranching, mining, or operating a railroad, SB 311
  Heating oil for on-premises use, storage tanks eliminated from underground storage tank provisions, SB 316
  Industrial hemp as agricultural and industrial product, federal government requested to repeal restrictions on production of, HR 2
  Inspection of elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks, material lifts, wheelchair lifts, and stairway chairlifts to ensure compliance with state building code -- exception from requirements, HB 321
  Pipelines, in-state -- exemption from facility siting when used exclusively for irrigation of agricultural crops, SB 141
  Special fuel tax refunds and credits
    agricultural use, definition and provisions revised, SB 401
    eligibility limited to applicants engaged in business of farming, ranching, mining, or operating railroad, SB 310
  State land
    equalization payments to include land on which state conducts farming or ranching operation, SB 454
    leasing methods revised, SB 7
  Taxation, See TAXATION, PROPERTY
  Unemployment insurance, “agricultural labor” definition clarified, HB 179

AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 252, HB 577
  Commercial feeds, rulemaking authority clarified and publication of report to be discretionary rather than mandatory, HB 232
  Commercial fertilizers -- testing for heavy metal, arsenic, or organochlorine and prohibiting sale when, HB 453
  Financially distressed farmers, agricultural assistance and counseling program -- administration, HB 307
  Off-highway vehicle and national recreation trails, development of weed control and trespass control plans, HB 499
  Organic certification program, requirements for establishment, SB 394
  Pesticides, restricted pesticide purchaser's license or permit -- rules concerning dealer verification, HB 391

AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
  Indians, representation on, HB 670
  Matching grant program to be administered by council to support qualified organizations seeking legal remedies related to unfair foreign trade practices and implementation of international trade agreements, HB 577

AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ADVISORY COUNCIL
  Appointments to, SR 4

AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
  Alcoholic beverage license lessee, eligibility to offer certain gambling activities, SB 419
  All-beverages liquor license lessee, gambling operator's license and associated permits leased to, SB 419
  Pavement preservation projects, funding through aviation fuel tax increase, SB 205
  Subdivision regulation, local -- exemption for airport-related land leased or rented/certain leases or rentals by city, county, state, or airport authority, SB 429

AIR QUALITY
  Application fee, establishment -- submission to electorate, SB 255
  Existing fees, placing in statute, SB 252, SB 253
  Operation fee
    increase, submission to electorate, SB 254
    repeal and imposition of new fee, SB 253
  Portable emission source permit transfers exempted from Environmental Policy Act and deposit requirements for construction and operating permit fees changed, SB 64
  Preconstruction permit application fee repealed and imposition of new fee, SB 252
  Sulfur dioxide emission control plans, development by board of environmental review required, SB 174

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
  Beer and wine licenses
    off-premises, investigation prior to issuance -- provision changed, HB 73
    restaurant licenses, provisions revised, SB 446
  Beer brewers, deleting distinction between in-state and out-of-state brewers in sale of certain beer through wholesalers, HB 522
  Beer brewers or beer importers and beer wholesalers, agreements between -- mandatory provisions revised, HB 615
  Bottle club law, enforcement responsibility clarified, SB 410
  Concealed weapons, breath tests for persons suspected of carrying while under the influence and revocation of permit for refusal to take, SB 186
  Drug and alcohol testing, state to implement qualified testing program to test prospective new public officers and employees as condition of hire, HB 489
  Gambling activities, certain publicly owned licenses are eligible to offer, SB 419
  Health security fund tax, SB 511
  Liquor licenses
    airport all-beverages license lessee, gambling operator's license and associated permits leased to, SB 419
    anniversary dates provided for licensees, HB 73
    application, notary requirement removed, HB 73
    business entities owning, approval required prior to changing business entity's ownership and prior to changing business entity, SB 127
    corporate licenses, individuals controlling operation of -- qualification requirements, SB 127
    criteria for and denial of, provisions revised, HB 448
    security interests clarified, requiring notice of default, and providing for transfer of ownership or lapse to nonuse status of defaulted licenses, SB 452
    special foreclosure or state agency licenses, authorization, SB 144
    virginia city and nevada city, purchased with -- transfer and administration provided for, SB 386
  Resort retail all-beverages licenses, issuance requirements clarified and gambling machine permits limited, SB 453
  Restaurants not licensed for retail sale, on-premises consumption prohibited, SB 410
  Retail establishments
    customers allowed to play any game or the game of ping pong pavvy in which a customer may once each day pay an amount of money predetermined by the establishment in attempt to win merchandise or portion or all of a pool of money paid to play the game since game was last won, HB 216
    lottery tickets and chances sold in -- subject to resort tax, HB 140
  Small brewers allowed to charge for samples of beer manufactured on premises and limitations, HB 442
  Table wine suppliers and distributors, agreements between -- mandatory provisions revised, HB 615
  Taxes, fees, and other assessments -- penalty and interest determinations simplified, HB 132
  Wine, out-of-state shippers allowed to ship directly to Montana residents, HB 609

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE BOARD
  Appointments to, SR 4

AMERICAN INDIAN MONUMENT AND TRIBAL FLAG CIRCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  Composition, revision, HB 335

AMERICAN LAND SOVEREIGNTY PROTECTION ACT
  Support for, HJR 7

AMUSEMENT RIDES
  Regulation of operators, responsibilities of passengers and operators, and injury reports by passengers, HB 396

ANATOMICAL GIFTS
  Vehicle registration applications, voluntary checkoff for donation, HB 454

ANTIQUITIES
  Historical and cultural parks, designation, HB 316
  Historically significant buildings or monuments in counties or cities and towns, authorizing sale or donation of property to nonprofit organization or group for restoration or preservation, HB 353
  Tax credit for preservation of historic buildings, elimination, SB 519

APPEALS, COURT OF
  Creation, SB 443

APPELLATE DEFENDER COMMISSION
  Appropriation, HB 2

APPRENTICESHIP AND APPRENTICES
  Electrician apprentices
    licensure examinations before apprenticeship expires, allowing, SB 217
    number allowed to work in each shop that employs qualified master or qualified journeyman electrician and requirements provided for employment of additional apprentices, SB 242
    prohibiting more than one from serving under a/fewer than two licensed journeyman or master electricians or a combination, SB 242
  Instruction program, lottery net proceeds to support, HB 21

APPROPRIATIONS
  Administration, Department of
    capital projects, HB 5, HB 14
    general appropriation, HB 2
    state employee alternative pay and classification plan, HB 13
    supplemental, HB 4
  Agriculture, Department of
    general appropriation, HB 2
    jobs and income program, HB 252
    matching grant program to be administered by agriculture development council, HB 577
  Appellate Defender Commission, general appropriation, HB 2
  Capital projects, HB 5, HB 14
  Commerce, Department of
    fort peck dam interpretive center and museum, HB 226
    general appropriation, HB 2
    governor's local coal impact review council, HB 644
    jobs and income program, HB 252
    local government infrastructure project grants, treasure state endowment special revenue account interest earnings for, HB 11
    research and development investments, outstanding balance, HB 265
    supplemental, HB 4
    venture star project, grants to local governments submitting proposals to locate project in Montana, HB 621
  Comprehensive Health Association, supplemental allowed and appropriating funds from tobacco settlement, HB 536
  Consumer counsel, general appropriation, HB 2
  Corrections, Department of
    capital projects, HB 5, HB 14
    general appropriation, HB 2
    license plates, new -- for issuance every 4 years beginning january 1, 2002/2000, HB 648
    probation violator prison diversion program, HB 115, HB 134
  Court Funding and Structure Study Committee, Interim, HB 622
  Crime Control, Board of
    detention center inspection program, HB 185
    grant to leslie leroy yother to compensate for wrongful incarceration, HB 16
  Crime Control, Division of
    general appropriation, HB 2
    supplemental, HB 4
  Cultural and aesthetic project grants, HB 9
  Deaf and Blind, Montana School for the -- general appropriation, HB 2
  District court reimbursement, supplemental, HB 3
  Enterprise funds, certain funds to be subject to, SB 55
  Environmental Quality, Department of
    general appropriation, HB 2
    oil overcharge money, HB 10
    state building energy conservation program bond proceeds, HB 12
    supplemental, HB 4
  Feed bill, HB 1
  Fish, Wildlife, and Parks -- Department of
    bull trout and cutthroat trout recovery/enhancement program, HB 647
    capital projects, HB 5
    energy generation facility or asset sales, proceeds resulting from, HB 664
    general appropriation, HB 2
    giant springs state park, to allow free public access to -- when, HB 330
    shooting ranges, grants for establishment and improvement, HB 389
    supplemental, HB 4
  Fort Peck interpretive site, for development of living streams interpretive site and exhibit associated with, HB 225
  General Appropriations Act of 1999, HB 2
  Governor, general appropriation, HB 2
  Hays-Lodge Pole School District, for rebuilding Lodge Pole elementary school, HB 568
  Higher Education, Commissioner of -- general appropriation, HB 2
  Historical Society
    cultural and aesthetic project grants, HB 9
    general appropriation, HB 2
  Housing, Board of -- affordable housing loan fund, for, SB 349
  Jobs and Income, Commission on, HB 238
  Judges' Retirement System, supplemental, HB 3
  Judicial branch
    general appropriation, HB 2
    supplemental, HB 4
  Justice, Department of
    general appropriation, HB 2
    license plates, new -- for issuance every 4 years beginning january 1, 2002/2000, HB 648
    natural resource damage assessment and litigation, HB 92
    protective service professionals, pay increases, HB 135
    supplemental, HB 3, HB 4
    video gambling machine automated accounting and reporting system, implementation, HB 402
  Labor and Industry, Department of
    general appropriation, HB 2
    jobs and income program, HB 252
    silicosis benefits, increase, HB 495
    supplemental, HB 3, HB 4
  Legislative Branch, general appropriation, HB 2
  Legislative Services Division, HB 1
    electric utility industry restructuring, transition advisory committee -- gifts, grants, or other donations for, HB 404
    public employee retirement systems, committee on, HB 83
    veterans' needs, committee on, HB 25
  Legislature, HB 1
  Limitation requiring two-thirds vote to increase fees, taxes, or appropriations -- constitutional amendment for, HB 653
  Livestock, Department of
    general appropriation, HB 2
    supplemental, HB 4
  Local Government Funding and Structure Study Committee, Interim, HB 622
  Military Affairs, Department of
    capital projects, HB 5
    general appropriation, HB 2
    state veterans' cemetery, for full-time employee at, HB 67
    supplemental, HB 4
  Montana Arts Council
    cultural and aesthetic project grants, HB 9
    general appropriation, HB 2
    supplemental, HB 4
  Montana Chiropractic Legal Panel, general appropriation, HB 2
  Montana Power sale of generation assets, capital gain tax, HB 631
  Natural Resources and Conservation, Department of
    capital projects, HB 5
    energy generation facility or asset sales, proceeds resulting from, HB 663
    general appropriation, HB 2
    reclamation and development grants and projects, HB 7
    renewable resource grant and loan program grants and loans, HB 6, HB 8
    supplemental, HB 3
  
Oil overcharge money, HB 10, HB 12
  Political practices, commissioner of
    general appropriation, HB 2
    online internet access to information collected by, HB 258, HB 350
    supplemental, HB 3
  Program transfers, subsequent transfer of money transferred to another fiscal year prohibited, SB 17
  Public Education, Board of -- general appropriation, HB 2
  Public Employees' Retirement Board
    deferred compensation, state contribution and education program, HB 256
    defined contribution plan administrative expenses, HB 79
  Public Health and Human Services, Department of
    aging, statewide and community long-term planning -- establishment, HB 275
    capital projects, HB 5
    children's health insurance program and offsetting costs associated with medicaid participation, cigarette tax increase for matching funds for, HB 60
    children's health insurance program, contingent appropriation for, HB 131
    general appropriation, HB 2
    long-term care ombudsman, local -- appointment and funding, HB 276
    mental health managed care providers, for payments to, HB 470
    Montana state hospital
      retirement incentive and health insurance/severance benefits for certain employees, HB 660
      services at, allocation for and reduction of appropriation by amount of allocation, HB 470
    oil overcharge money, HB 10
    supplemental, HB 4
    TANF block grant funds for adult basic education programs for FAIM financial assistance participants, HB 650
  Public Service Regulation, Department of -- general appropriation, HB 2
  Reappropriation, HB 12
  Revenue, Department of
    general appropriation, HB 2
    information technology general obligation bond proceeds, HB 15
  Reversion, HB 4, HB 9
  Secretary of state, presidential preference primary election -- for implementation of date change and mail ballot election provisions, HB 490
  State auditor, general appropriation, HB 2
  State Library Commission
    general appropriation, HB 2
    supplemental, HB 4
  State-Tribal Economic Development Commission, HB 670
  Statutory
    agricultural commodity research and market development account money, SB 18
    biomedical research account, HB 97
    business equipment tax reduction, reimbursement for revenue loss, HB 86
    district court funds, for additional purposes, HB 246
    district court grant program and certain district court expenses, HB 207
    electrical generation property tax reduction reimbursement to local taxing jurisdictions, HB 174
    electric utility property tax replacement revenue for reimbursement of eligible taxing jurisdictions, HB 174
    fire, mitigating disasters and emergencies caused by -- combined with appropriation for mitigating disasters caused by all other causes, HB 75
    fish, wildlife, and parks -- department of
      hunter management and hunting access enhancement programs, for, HB 594
      shooting range development grant state special revenue account, HB 389
    local government taxing jurisdiction, reimbursement for class 8 property tax exemption, SB 200
    local option income tax, amount necessary to administer, HB 393
    lodging facility use tax, removal, SB 509
    motor vehicle reimbursement to local government taxing jurisdictions for reductions in light vehicle revenue, HB 540
    public health and human services, department of
      cigarette tax increase for matching funds for children's health insurance program and offsetting costs associated with medicaid participation, HB 60
      tobacco settlement proceeds to, HB 372, HB 613
    renewable resource grant and loan program account interest to Montana state university-northern, elimination and allowing establishment of trust fund prior to termination, SB 301
    research and commercialization centers and projects, HB 260
    research and commercialization technology, board of -- special revenue account and interest income and earnings, HB 184
    resident student vocational-technical training scholarship account, HB 631
    review provisions revised, SB 50
    revision of laws generally, HB 69
    rural forest land, application fees for classification as forest land, HB 667
    school capital projects account, HB 406
    state lottery fund net proceeds, HB 21
    supreme court election campaign financing account, HB 61
    tax revenue lost because of reductions and exemptions, reimbursement to local governments and school districts, HB 678
    teacher financial incentive account, HB 347
    teachers' retirement system guaranteed annual benefit adjustments, state contribution, HB 72
    veterans' needs, committee on -- cigarette tax allocation for, HB 25
  Superintendent of public instruction
    building maintenance, construction, reconstruction, technology acquisition, textbooks, and library materials, HB 133
    coal severance taxes for building maintenance, construction, reconstruction, technology acquisition, textbooks, and library materials, HB 347
    general appropriation, HB 2
    gifted and talented programs and coordinator for, HB 608
    per-ANB and basic entitlement increases and special education, HB 347
    teachers obtaining certification from national board for professional teaching standards, stipends, HB 145
    youth care facilities, education aid for students placed in, HB 413
  Supplemental, HB 3, HB 4
  Supreme court, public defender longevity salary increases, HB 627
  Transportation, Department of
    capital projects, HB 5
    general appropriation, HB 2
    jobs and income program, HB 252
    supplemental, HB 4
  Tribal family assistance plans, HB 551
  University system
    capital projects, HB 5
    general appropriation, HB 2
  Video gambling machine automated accounting and reporting system, HB 109, HB 402

ARBITRATION
  Binding arbitration required for all public employers, HB 312

ARCHITECTS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 7

ARTS AND CULTURE
  Cultural and aesthetic education, funds allocated for, HB 335
  Cultural and aesthetic grant awards and appropriations, HB 9
  Live performance theaters, exemption from property tax, SB 444

ASBESTOS
  Enforcement of abatement provisions, revision generally, SB 314

ASSUMED BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
  Revision of laws generally, HB 264

ATHLETICS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 7

ATTACHMENT OF PROPERTY
  Writ of attachment, filing fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 284

ATTORNEY GENERAL
  Additional duties provided in relation to lawsuits, opinions, and ballot issues, HB 309
  Ballot issues, provisions revised, HB 636
  Bankruptcy and debt collection proceedings, representation of state, HB 94
  Initiative petitions, determination of legal sufficiency and providing for judicial review, HB 508
  Nonprofit healthcare entities, conversions to for-profit status -- authority to review and approve, SB 322
  Term limits, constitutional -- revision, SB 39

ATTORNEYS AT LAW
  Hate crimes -- training for prosecuting attorneys in investigating, identifying, responding to, and reporting, HB 552
  Supreme court rules governing admission to bar and practice of law, elimination of conflicting statutes, SB 222

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BAIL
  Forfeiture of bond for failure of defendant to appear before court, forfeiture to be discharged and bond returned to sureties without assessment of penalty, HB 295

BALLOT ISSUES, See also ELECTIONS
  Attorney general, additional duties provided, HB 309
  Constitutional amendments, See CONSTITUTION OF MONTANA, AMENDMENT
  Cyanide heap leaching or vat leaching processes with cyanide ore processing reagents
    county ordinance allowing, by initiative or referendum, SB 345
    prohibition on open-pit gold or silver mining using, repeal of, SB 344
  Cyanide leach processing at new open-pit gold and silver mines and expansion of existing mines using, for prohibiting, SB 343
  False statements, allegations of -- provision for administrative or court proceeding upon, HB 311
  Government entities prohibited from belonging to organizations that lobby for or support, HB 535
  I.M.No. 37 -- interim study requested of fiscal effects, revenue implications, potential state liability for a takings action, impact on school equalization revenue, and socioeconomic impacts of, HJR 39
  Initiative petitions -- determination of legal sufficiency, prohibiting approval of those legally insufficient, and providing for judicial review, HB 508
  Motor vehicles, replacement of current system of taxation with registration fee on light vehicles and eliminating sales tax on new vehicles, HB 540
  Paid signature gatherers, employers of -- certain financial disclosure reports to be filed, HB 468
  Revision of provisions generally, HB 636
  Tax referendums, See TAX REFERENDUMS
  Voter information pamphlet
    arguments for inclusion in, content clarified and revising appointment of committees preparing, HB 502
    public officers or employees, use of public time and facilities to inform the public about tax increases or new taxes subject to article VIII, sec. 17 of the Montana constitution authorized, HB 342
    revision of provisions generally, HB 636
    tax elections, revising requirements for, SB 228

BANK DEPOSITS AND COLLECTIONS
  Public fund deposits, letter of credit from federal home loan bank allowed as collateral, SB 317

BANKING BOARD, STATE
  Appointments to, SR 4

BANKRUPTCY
  Attorney general's duty made permanent to represent state in proceedings, HB 94

BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES
  Corporate taxes, interest, and penalties distributed to each taxing jurisdiction -- list to counties, HB 511
  Lawful business, other types -- expanding powers to engage in, SB 162
  Regulation transferred to office of state auditor, HB 202

BARBERS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

BICYCLE TRAILS AND FOOTPATHS
  State special revenue fund for funding, eliminating use, SB 355

BIOSPHERE RESERVES DESIGNATION AND BIOSPHERE PROGRAM
  Opposition to inclusion of state land and urging that proposed treaty not be ratified, HJR 10

BIRTH
  Breastfeeding -- local government prohibited from adopting ordinances prohibiting and providing that breastfeeding may not be considered a nuisance, indecent exposure, sexual conduct, or obscenity, SB 398
  Certified copy of certificate, fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 281

BISON MANAGEMENT
  Revision of provisions, HB 643

BLINDNESS OR LOW VISION, PERSONS WITH
  Blind hunters, designated shooter/companion to assist, SB 241

BOATS AND BOATING
  Ethics education pilot program for violators who negligently or recklessly operate a boat, HB 291
  Fee in lieu of tax, discount for payments under certain conditions and exceptions, SB 159
  Personal watercraft
    franchising, sale, and warranty -- revision of law relating to, SB 331
    safety statutes revised, SB 329
  Recreational users of state waters, revision of boat and personal watercraft operation to reduce conflicts, HB 626
  Safety statutes revised, SB 329

BOILERS AND STEAM ENGINES
  Inspection and engineer licensing requirements revised, SB 19

BONDS AND BOND ISSUES
  Bond Validating Act, application extended, HB 33, HB 55
  City or town bonds, majority vote of electors required for issuance, HB 443
  Coal severance tax bonds, issuance for renewable resource projects, HB 8
  Correctional facilities, privately owned or constructed/operated -- for construction, SB 531
  General obligation bond provisions, general revision, SB 194
  Information technology general obligation bonds, issuance and appropriation of proceeds, HB 15
  Libraries, purposes clarified, HB 107
  Long-range building program bonds, issuance for capital projects, HB 14
  Renewable resource grant and loan program, general obligation bond issue amount increased, HB 29
  Revenue bond provisions clarified, HB 320
  Revision of laws relating to issuance to conform to provisions of Article VIII, sec. 17 of Montana Constitution, HB 475
  Spaceport infrastructure development projects, general obligation bonds to pay costs, HB 555
  State building energy conservation program bonds, authorization and appropriation of proceeds, HB 12
  Water pollution control state revolving fund, general obligation bonds authorized to provide matching funds, HB 110

BUDGET AND BUDGETING
  Agency program budgets to contain prioritized plan for reduction of base budgets by 15%, HB 64
  Enterprise funds, requirements for certain funds revised, SB 55
  Executive budget, expenditure limits -- compliance required, SB 45
  General fund loans for budget amendment purposes, clarification of provision, SB 34

BUDGET AND PROGRAM PLANNING, OFFICE OF
  Revenue estimates for each year of the 2000-01 biennium, HJR 2
  Small business registration and licensing plan, board of review -- budget director's participation eliminated, SB 26
  Workers' compensation old fund liability tax, certification of termination -- revision of statutes impacted by, HB 167

BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS
  Corporate taxes, interest, and penalties distributed to each taxing jurisdiction -- list to counties, HB 511

BUILDING CODES COUNCIL
  Establishment, HB 245

BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, See also CAPITOL AND OTHER STATE BUILDINGS
  Affordable housing and land use initiative, implementation of recommendations, HB 245
  Codes
    central registry of authoritative interpretations, HB 245
    inspection of elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks, material lifts, wheelchair lifts, and stairway chairlifts to ensure compliance with state code, HB 321
    inspection requirements for elevators, extension to other conveyances and extension of inspection fee to new parties submitted to electorate, HB 322
    municipal jurisdiction, extension -- mail ballot election required and moratorium on application and enforcement in existing areas of extended jurisdiction, HB 91
    nationally recognized, adoption of most recent publications required and fee exception, HB 63
  Construction contractor's money withheld, deposit of amount retained into interest-bearing account and interest to be paid to contractor, SB 240
  Construction site health and safety provisions, building inspector's responsibility for enforcement removed, HB 229
  County courthouse or other county building, county allowed to charge department of revenue for space provided in, SB 270
  Electrical installations, power supplier provisions clarified, HB 394
  Medical gas piping, clarifying enforcement provisions, HB 641
  Plumber's or electrician's licenses, citations and fines for persons who fail to display license at job site, HB 461
  Plumbing code, uniform -- adoption required, HB 63
  Residential building or garage, shed, storage structure, barn, or other building not used for residential purposes -- repair or remodeling, permit not required and inspection fee not charged for, HB 441
  Residential/single-family dwelling construction plans, providing statewide approval of model plans and checklist for examination, HB 245
  Smoking and nonsmoking areas authorized rather than required in local government buildings, HB 212

BUSES
  Yielding to, when entering traffic after loading or unloading passengers and signaling and signing requirements provided, HB 114

BUSINESS CONSUMPTION TAX ACT, SB 518

BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS
  Parking Commissions, allowing board of directors to be appointed as members of, HB 411

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CAMPING AND CAMPGROUNDS
  Primitive fishing access sites, establishment of 7-day camping limit, HB 315
  State parks and fishing access sites, motorized camping disallowed when, HB 314

CAPITAL COMPANIES
  Repeal of provisions, SB 519
  Small business investment company provisions revised to ensure compliance with federal law and authorizing additional companies, SB 169

CAPITOL AND OTHER STATE BUILDINGS
  Fire protection or security services, requiring budget preparation for and contracts with cities and towns to provide if funding is available, HB 634
  Mansfield, Mike -- recognition of stellar career, the essential support of his wife maureen, and authorizing placement of statue on capitol complex commemorating, SJR 10
  Memorials, permanent placement of certain memorials in capitol complex, SJR 4
  
State building energy conservation program, bond issue to fund and approval of projects, HB 12

CAPITOL COMPLEX ADVISORY COUNCIL
  Composition, revision, HB 335

CEMETERIES
  Desecration as criminal offense, HB 492

CERTIFICATION AUTHORITIES AND REPOSITORIES, DIGITAL SIGNATURE
  Registration and license fee and submission to electorate, HB 432

CESSPOOLS, SEPTIC TANKS, OR PRIVIES
  Cleaners' licenses
    new late renewal fee when renewal fee not submitted prior to expiration of current license, SB 125
    new/yearly fees and submission to electorate, SB 123
  Repeal of certain provisions, SB 126

CHARITABLE SOLICITATIONS ACT, HB 280

CHARITIES
  Commercial enterprise
    business income of religious, charitable, scientific, and educational corporations and associations -- tax on and submission to electorate, HB 518
    property or income of nonprofit corporation or public charity that is used in or generated by, tax-exempt status retained or eliminated -- interim study of advisability, HB 516
    property used in, subject to property tax and submission to electorate, HB 519

CHARTER SCHOOLS
  Establishment, SB 204

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY
  Counselors -- academic degree requirements clarified, master addictions counselors licensure provided, and changing certification to licensure, HB 462
  Driving under the influence
    assessment of chemical dependency prior to sentencing, court's authority clarified and clarifying that assessment is separate from education or treatment, SB 251
    initial imprisonment, offender allowed to serve in state-approved public or private treatment facility, HB 116
    mandatory imprisonment for offenders suspended while attending residential correctional program or state-approved treatment facility and followed by placement in prerelease center, HB 116
  Insurance benefit, mandatory -- changing inpatient, outpatient, and lifetime benefits and excluding medical detoxification, HB 512

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
  Endowment for children, removal of limitation on amount of money deposited in, SB 470
  Family advocacy program, requiring adoption of rules establishing, HB 269
  Prevention program
    income tax checkoff system, threshold amount that triggers termination revised, SB 380
    tax deduction for contributions to, elimination, SB 519
  Protective services -- laws revised and implementation of federal adoption and safe families act, reunification of children with abusive parents clarified, and judicial termination of parental rights clarified, HB 366
  Revision of provisions generally, HB 243
  State district court, proceedings in -- certain expenses to be paid from district court reimbursement program and unfunded mandate laws superseded, HB 207
  Youth in need of care, appointment of guardian for -- petition, revocation, and financial subsidies, HB 180

CHILD CUSTODY
  Natural parents and third parties, revision of laws relating to parenting matters between, SB 486
  Parenting plans
    continuity of care, providing for, SB 306
    fees for filing amendments to be refunded/may not be collected if amendment not contested and confidentiality provisions revised, SB 372
    interim plan, revising showing required in affidavit in support of motion for, SB 306
  Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act to replace Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, HB 24

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, JOINT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON
  Elimination, SB 11

CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM
  Cigarette tax increase for state matching funds for program and offsetting costs associated with medicaid participation, HB 60
  Enactment of Children's Health Insurance Program Act, SB 81
  Health insurance premiums made for certain dependents not eligible for, income tax credit when, SB 175
  Services provided by, funding, SB 489

CHILD SUPPORT
  Assurance program, creation to provide for state payment of the greater amount to custodial parent who transfers receipt of child support to state, HB 313
  Federal requirements, termination provisions removed, SB 30
  Health insurance coverage or health benefit plans, simplified application and process for -- requiring development and implementation, SB 364
  Income tax credit for support collection administrative fee, HB 87
  Individual retirement account assets to the extent of contribution limits, exemption from execution and exception, SB 404
  Overdue amounts reported by creditors, failure to collect amount within 90 days after report or if debt is paid -- information to be removed from consumer's file, exception, HB 227
  Revision of laws generally, HB 127

CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF
  Sister relations between Montana and Government of Guangxi Zhuang, establishment urged, HJR 9

CHIROPRACTIC AND CHIROPRACTORS
  Licensing of chiropractors from other states without examination, provision repealed, HB 277

CHIROPRACTORS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 5

CHURCHES
  Desecration as criminal offense, HB 492

CIGARETTES OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS
  Importation for sale or distribution of products manufactured for use outside United States, unlawful, SB 533

CIGARETTES, TAX ON
  Children's health insurance program and offsetting costs associated with medicaid participation, increase for state matching funds, HB 60
  Health security fund tax, SB 511
  Increase and submission to electorate, HB 68
  Local option cigarette excise tax authorized, HB 365
  Veterans' Needs, Committee on -- allocation, HB 25

CITIES AND TOWNS, See also LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  Annexation hearing in conjunction with zoning hearing, modifying procedures for conducting, SB 423
  Building code jurisdiction, extension -- mail ballot election required and moratorium on application and enforcement in existing areas of extended jurisdiction, HB 91
  Electricity supplier to residential and commercial customers of public utility -- allowing cities, counties, and consolidated governments to be default suppliers, HB 211
  Health, city-county boards -- joint creation, authority extended to all classes of cities, HB 319
  Herd districts, allowing county to create a district of 1 square mile or more outside of incorporated cities, SB 177
  Historically significant buildings or monuments, authorizing sale or donation of property to nonprofit organization or group for restoration or preservation, HB 353
  Homeowners' rights, protection by general revision of laws that may infringe on those rights, HB 441
  Infractions, creation of category of and procedures for enforcement, SB 348
  Infrastructure development and maintenance costs, counties authorized to voluntarily appropriate and transfer funds for, SB 95
  Land to be wholly surrounded with an improvement or to annex land that wholly surrounds land that will not be annexed, majority of owners to approve actions, HB 441
  Livestock, trespassing -- impoundment provisions extended to unincorporated city or town when, HB 503
  Newly incorporated city or town, county to retain property within as part of tax base for purpose of levying taxes for maintenance, SB 294
  Park maintenance districts, creation without election authorized when, HB 586
  Police officers' training expenses, contracts for reimbursement if minimum service requirement not fulfilled, HB 192
  Rural fire districts and rural fire service areas, reimbursement for tax or rate loss resulting when municipality annexes portion of district or area, HB 375
  Special improvement district management and control, mandatory transfer to city or town when territory of district is annexed into, SB 350
  State-owned buildings, contracts for fire protection or security services if funding is available, HB 634
  Violations, decriminalization and creating category of municipal infractions, SB 348
  Water rights in waters classified as “A-Closed”, criteria for presumption of nonabandonment, SB 235
  Zoning regulation changes, protest provisions modified, SB 96

CITIZEN FOSTER CARE REVIEW PANELS
  Establishment, membership, policies and procedures, scope of reviews, and other provisions, HB 498

CITY-COUNTY CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENTS
  Electricity supplier to residential and commercial customers of public utility -- allowing cities, counties, and consolidated governments to be default suppliers, HB 211
  Gasoline and vehicle fuel tax revenue, approval of revised boundaries for purpose of allocation, SB 504

CITY COURTS
  Appeal, notice of -- dismissal for failure to timely file required undertaking, HB 204
  Corporations suing or defending suits on debts, allowing representation in court by person not an attorney or by corporate director or officer, HB 227
  Fines, assignment of collection to private persons or entities, HB 233
  Misdemeanor cases, defendant not limited to single jury trial -- clarification, SB 190

CITY FINANCE
  Bond, debt, and levy limits revised, SB 157, SB 525, HB 675
  Bond issues, majority vote of electors of city or town required for issuance, HB 443
  Debt limit for cultural, social, and recreational purposes -- class eight property included, HB 210
  Fire department relief association disability and pension fund, tax levy to fund -- maximum amount of taxable valuation increased and submitting tax increase to electorate, SB 500
  General obligations, provisions for issuance and revision of present provisions, HB 476
  Limitation requiring two-thirds vote to increase taxes, appropriations or fees -- constitutional amendment for, HB 653
  Local option income or sales/luxury taxes, imposition authorized if approved by electorate, HB 393
  Local option sales tax, SB 370
  Resort tax
    local option sales tax, existing resort tax to remain in effect as, SB 370
    lottery tickets and chances exempted from, when, HB 140
  Revenue bond provisions clarified, HB 320
  Tax reform, certain provisions revised, SB 157, SB 525
  Tax revenue lost because of reductions and exemptions, reimbursement, HB 678

CITY OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES
  Economic development corporations/organizations, nonprofit -- allowing employees to be considered as city employees for purpose of participation in health insurance contracts or plans, HB 250
  Election of officers for newly incorporated city or town, requirements revised, HB 228

CITY OR TOWN CLERK
  Sewer charges, delinquent -- notice requirement changed and allowing delinquent sewer or water service assessment list to be filed with department of revenue, HB 99

CITY TREASURER
  Sewer charges, delinquent -- notice requirement changed and allowing delinquent sewer or water service assessment list to be filed with department of revenue, HB 99

CIVIL PROCEDURE
  Attorney fees to be awarded to prevailing party in certain actions and proceedings, HB 481
  False pleading, penalty provided for filing or for failing to reasonably inquire into whether each allegation or statement in pleading is reasonable, HB 587
  User surcharge for funding court information technology
    termination date eliminated/extended and submission to electorate for extension, HB 41, HB 49
    termination date extended or on the occurrence of a contingency eliminated/submission to electorate for extension, HB 104

CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE PRACTITIONERS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

COAL BOARD
  Appointments to, SR 5

COAL TRUST FUNDS
  Biomedical research endowment fund, creation, HB 97
  Economic activities, investment in -- urging statutory limit be reached, HJR 6
  Education trust fund, creation, HB 406
  Health facility authority authorized to administer specific amount from permanent fund for capital projects, HB 44
  Natural resource damage program, appropriation for, HB 92
  Research and commercialization expendable trust fund, allocation to, HB 260
  Research and development investments, appropriation of outstanding balance, HB 265
  School building maintenance, construction, reconstruction, technology acquisition, textbooks, and library materials -- funding for, HB 347
  Science and Technology, Board of -- investments made from trust fund, repayment to be redeposited in permanent fund with interest, HB 480
  Treasure state endowment fund, funding revised, HB 184
  Treasure state endowment regional water system fund, allocation for, SB 220

CODE COMMISSIONER
  State agency programs scheduled for termination, requiring legislation exempting from unfunded mandate law the amounts required to be spent by local government units as result of, HB 501

CODE COMMISSIONER BILL, HB 38

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
  Binding arbitration required for all public employers, HB 312
  Public Employees' Retirement System, participation in -- subject to, when, SB 405
  State agency reorganization, significant -- public employer representative to petition to redetermine appropriate unit upon, HB 474
  Unions, urging support of right of workers to form for purpose of, SJR 6, HJR 16
  University system group benefit plan design or modification and establishment of employee premium levels are not mandatory subjects for, HB 421
  University system group health insurance plan, participation in subject to -- when, SB 405
  Workers' Freedom Act, HB 122

COLUMBIA BASIN ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT PROJECT, INTERIOR
  Urging federal government to take certain actions concerning, HJR 17

COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 4, HB 11, HB 226, HB 252, HB 265, HB 621, HB 644
  Banks
    regulation transferred from, HB 202
    state-chartered, approval to come under national banking regulations, SB 162
  Biomedical research facility, outstanding research and development loans -- department to develop repayment schedule and provisions to be included in schedule, SB 448
  Building codes
    education program, administration and funding, HB 245
    inspection of elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks, material lifts, wheelchair lifts, and stairway chairlifts to ensure compliance with state code, HB 321
    nationally recognized, adoption of most recent publications required and fee exception, HB 63
  Condominiums, role in investigating and enforcing unit ownership act eliminated, SB 51
  Deferred Deposit Loan Act, administration, HB 526
  Employee ownership development services, responsibility revised, SB 4
  Foreign capital depository assessment fee revenue, percentage to be deposited into special revenue account and account funds to be appropriated for economic development, HB 239
  Indian tribes, economic development -- clarification of responsibilities, HB 670
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Local government growth policies, grants for development and implementation -- allocation of lodging facility use tax for, SB 407
  Lodging facility use tax, allocation revised, SB 407, HB 286
  Medical gas piping, adoption of certain provisions of national life safety/fire protection association code, HB 641
  Microbusiness development corporations receiving development loans, department to have first lien on all funds and receivables of corporation, HB 302
  Mortgage lenders, regulatory powers and functions, SB 482
  Plumbing code, uniform -- adoption required, HB 63
  Rental vehicle surcharge revenue, distribution to, SB 212
  Science and Technology, Board of -- investments by, management transferred to board of investments, HB 480
  Small business licensing coordination provisions, administration responsibilities transferred from, HB 73
  Treasure state endowment program, authorizing emergency grants and submission of project proposals to commission on jobs and income for review, SB 170
  Tribal representation requested on trade missions and on state boards and commissions promoting state growth and development, HJR 24
  Visitor information centers, signs identifying -- design requirements, SB 89
  Weighing and measuring device operation and petroleum product manufacture and distribution, adoption of rules for point-of-sale devices and civil penalties for violations pertaining to, HB 31

COMMERCIAL FEEDS
  Inspection fee, increase and submission to electorate, HB 219
  Manufacturer's or distributor's licenses
    new license, fee increase and submission to electorate, HB 218
    renewal fee, increase when and submission to electorate, HB 217
  Revision of provisions generally, HB 232

COMMERCIAL FERTILIZERS
  Heavy metal, arsenic, or organochlorine -- testing for and prohibiting sale of fertilizer when, HB 453
  Tax deduction for purchasing certain Montana-produced fertilizers, elimination, SB 519

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICTS AND TRUSTEES
  Internet use, filtering and blocking of access to obscene or otherwise illegal material, HB 376
  Retirement fund levy, imposition only on property within district, SB 151
  Tribally controlled, financial assistance for resident nonbeneficiary students required, HB 34

COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS PROGRAM ACT, SB 459

COMMUNITY SERVICE
  Revision of provisions generally, SB 131

COMPUTERS, See INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

CONDOMINIUMS
  Regulation of units prior to construction eliminated and departmental role in investigating and enforcing Unit Ownership Act eliminated, SB 51

CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
  Governing body, election or appointment provisions revised, SB 488
  Revision of provisions generally, HB 284
  Watershed restoration grants, HB 663

CONSTITUTION OF MONTANA, AMENDMENT
  Government finance -- for limitation requiring two-thirds vote to increase taxes, appropriations, or fees, HB 653
  Health care information, extending right of privacy in individually identifiable information to state and nongovernmental persons, firms, corporations, and institutions, SB 102
  Health care trust fund, dedication of portion of tobacco settlement proceeds to -- provision for and portion of interest and income appropriated for health care programs, SB 323
  Initiatives for constitutional amendments
    to change distribution of minimum number of electors who must petition for placement on ballot/to require that signatures be gathered in 1/2 of the counties rather than 2/5 of legislative districts, SB 498
    to increase minimum number of qualified state electors who must petition for placement on ballot/to require at least 15% of qualified state electors to petition for placement on ballot, SB 493
    to increase number of electors required to approve from a majority of those voting to 2/3 of the electors voting, SB 497
  Initiatives, statutory
    to change distribution of minimum number of electors who must petition to place on ballot, SB 496
    to change method of determining number of qualified electors required in each county and in the state, SB 496
    to increase minimum number of electors who must petition/requiring at lease 8% of the qualified electors to petition to place on ballot, SB 494
    to require that signatures be gathered in 1/2 of the counties rather than 1/3 of legislative districts, SB 496
  Land Commissioners, Board of -- membership change, HB 484
  Legislative candidate to reside in legislative district that candidate seeks to represent and in district that legislator was elected to represent, amendment requiring, HB 271
  Legislative session, bills introduced in -- to limit, HB 409
  Legislative terms, to increase number of years and to stagger terms of members of house of representatives, SB 43
  Property tax
    livestock and poultry, on value of -- prohibiting, SB 528
    personal property used for commercial purposes, on value of or on certain motor vehicles -- prohibiting, SB 527
    state prohibited from levying for education and allowing locally imposed taxes for governmental purposes, SB 526
    to allow equalization of property values to be based on classification and on acquisition values of general residential, commercial, and industrial property class and to allow limits to changes in valuation of certain property, SB 61
  Referendums, requiring number and geographic distribution of persons petitioning be changed/requiring 8% of all electors and 8% of electors in 1/2 of the counties to petition, SB 495
  State compensation insurance fund assets, investment -- provision for, SB 23
  State lands, general recreational use -- to ensure Montana residents do not need to have state license or to pay state fee for/allowing the state to require a fee for, HB 488
  Supreme court justices, length of terms -- to reduce, SB 42
  Tax changes resulting in local revenue loss or increased tax burden, to prohibit legislature from enacting, SB 529
  Term limits
    elected state officials and legislators, revision, SB 39
    judges, imposition, SB 41

CONSUMER COUNSEL
  Appropriation, HB 2
  Funding for, revision, HB 334

CONSUMER LOAN BUSINESSES
  Clarification of persons that may engage in, establishing loan prepayment charge guidelines, increasing bad check charge, and modifying open-end loan past due provisions, HB 558

CONSUMER PROTECTION
  Auto glass installation and other repairs -- information given by insurers clarified, unfair trade practice established, claims provisions, and discrimination prohibited, HB 506
  Deferred Deposit Loan Act, HB 526
  Home Inspection Trade Practices Act, SB 210
  Hospitals and health care facilities urged to provide consumers with simple and straightforward billing information, HJR 22
  Motor Vehicle Repair Parts Disclosure and Consent Act, HB 181
  Motor vehicles, aftermarket/nonoriginal crash repair parts -- insurers prohibited from authorizing or requiring use without permission/consent from insured or claimant, SB 263
  Telemarketing Registration and Fraud Prevention Act, SB 27
  Unfair trade practices violations, additional remedies provided, HB 62

CONSUMER REPORTS AND REPORTING AGENCIES
  Overdue amounts reported by creditors, failure to collect amount within 90 days after report or if debt is paid -- information to be removed from consumer's file and exception, HB 227
  Reports furnished to consumers on request, annual free or discounted credit reports and toll-free telephone access to consumer information to be provided, HB 493

CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION, CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS
  Elimination of requirements, HB 381

CONTRACTS
  Construction contracts requiring contingent payment or lien or bond waiver prohibited, HB 514
  Prompt payment of contractors and subcontractors required, providing interest for delayed payments, allowing costs and attorney fees in actions to enforce payment, and allowing other remedies, SB 490

COOPERATIVE MARKETING ASSOCIATIONS
  Revision of laws generally, SB 296

CORPORATIONS, See also TAXATION, CORPORATIONS
  Debts, suing or defending suits on -- allowing representation in court by person not an attorney or by corporate director or officer, HB 227
  Dissolution or withdrawal certificate, provision for and clarifying that dissolution does not relieve corporation of tax liabilities, SB 84
  Foreign corporations contracting with state, certificate of authority requirements, HB 150
  Political activity
    public traded corporations, prohibiting involuntary use of funds for, SB 510
    withholding of wages, salary, or dues for -- authorization requirements for, HB 521
  Public benefit corporations, additional reporting requirements, SB 358
  Revision of laws generally, HB 264

CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
  Assault, offense of -- inclusion of assault with bodily fluid committed by incarcerated person, HB 54
  Boot camp incarceration program, commitments to -- revision of laws, HB 115
  Corrections officers
    establishment of standards for, certification revocation or suspension, training standards, law enforcement academy attendance required, and termination provisions, SB 22
    gender established as bona fide occupational qualification when directly supervising or instructing inmates, HB 416
  Crimes committed while in official detention, certain criminal offenses apply to and are not limited to crimes committed in state prison, SB 188
  Discharge of inmates, schedule and credits, SB 198
  Inmate placed in state institution other than prison, liability for costs of care, HB 500
  Moratorium on construction of certain facilities, HB 77
  Privately owned or constructed/operated facilities, public financing, SB 531
  Private prison facilities, provisions clarified, SB 33
  Probation, parole, and clemency, See PROBATION, PAROLE, AND CLEMENCY
  Regional correctional facilities, provisions clarified, SB 33
  Sexual assault or sexual intercourse without consent victims -- consent ineffective if victim is incarcerated in facility and perpetrator has supervisory or disciplinary authority over victim, unless act is part of lawful search, SB 32
  State prison ranch, state payment to powell county for operation of, SB 454
  Women's prison issues, interim study requested, HJR 37
  Youth correctional facilities and systems, emergency capacity -- authority to determine, SB 54
  Youth court
    youth prosecuted in and later transferred to district court, youth may not be sentenced to adult correctional facility, SB 243
    youth transferred to district court, when found guilty of certain offenses may be committed for longer than 5 years to department of corrections, HB 81

CORRECTIONS
  Community corrections, revision of provisions concerning and authority for granting funds to advisory boards, HB 424

CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 5, HB 14, HB 115, HB 134, HB 648
  Commitments to, revision of laws, HB 115
  Correctional facilities, responsibilities, See generally CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
  Death penalty execution witnesses, approval required, HB 53
  Health care or rehabilitative services providers, complaints of unprofessional conduct by persons incarcerated under legal custody of department -- submission to review team prior to being filed with licensing board, HB 580
  Inmate placed in state institution other than prison, liability for costs of care, HB 500
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Juveniles, intervention in delinquency pilot program -- extension and additional accounts for judicial districts authorized, HB 65
  Mentally ill persons in custody of, transfer provisions provided, SB 124
  Youth court responsibilities, See generally YOUTH COURT

COSMETOLOGISTS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4
  Violations revealed during inspections, fines established for and specifying what constitutes a violation, HB 112

COUNTIES, See also LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  Actions against, clarifying place of trial for, SB 230
  Barking dog control, ordinances for, HB 325
  Cigarette excise tax, local option -- authorization, HB 365
  Cities or towns
    infrastructure development and maintenance costs, authorization to voluntarily appropriate and transfer funds to cities and towns for, SB 95
    newly incorporated, county to retain property within as part of tax base for purpose of levying taxes for maintenance of property, SB 294
  Contracts
    purchase of vehicles, machinery, equipment, materials or supplies -- bid requirements changed, HB 338
    resident bidding preference provided, SB 415
  Courthouse or other county building, county allowed to charge department of revenue for space provided in, SB 270
  Cyanide heap leach and vat leach open-pit gold and silver mining, authorization when, SB 345
  District court funds, distribution revised and statutory appropriation for additional purposes, HB 246
  Economic development corporations/organizations, nonprofit -- allowing employees to be considered as county employees for purpose of participation in health insurance contracts or plans, HB 250
  Electricity supplier to residential and commercial customers of public utility -- allowing cities, counties, and consolidated governments to be default suppliers, HB 211
  Federal agency real property acquisitions or dispositions, hearing requirements, SB 180
  Fire protection, assessment/collection of fees on rural real property within fire service areas allowed/fire service areas allowed to collect fee for protection on real property in addition to structures, SB 264
  Historically significant buildings or monuments, authorizing sale or donation of property to nonprofit organization or group for restoration or preservation, HB 353
  Junk vehicle value determinations, responsibility transferred to, SB 166
  Land
    access across public land to private and public land, continuation ensured, HB 352
    tax deed, acquired by -- donation to nonprofit corporations, SB 207
  Lease of property, term requirement eliminated, HB 262
  Medical care savings accounts, county employees authorized to use insurance contract or plan in conjunction with and providing for contributions, HB 619
  Motor vehicle license plates, numbering revised to reflect 2000 census, SB 156
  Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council, membership revised to include county representatives, SB 164
  Noxious weed management provisions revised and alternative funding sources provided, SB 164
  Park districts, creation without election authorized when, HB 586
  Powell County, state payment for land on which state conducts farming or ranching operation, SB 454
  Public health and welfare, allowing passage of ordinances or resolutions for, HB 408
  Search and rescue operations and equipment, funding, HB 642
  State land equalization payments to include land on which state conducts farming or ranching operation, SB 454
  Taxpayer lists, delinquent -- publication not to include persons less than 2 years delinquent, SB 25
  Veterans' burial laws, clarification, SB 702
  Vocational-technical education levy, requirement eliminated, HB 433

COUNTY ATTORNEY
  Salary
    discretionary longevity adjustment, provision for, SB 233
    state's and county's share, payment provisions revised, HB 123
  Youth court
    consent adjustments, greater authority granted, SB 54
    youth tried as adult in district court, authority transferred to youth court, HB 374

COUNTY AUDITOR
  Compensation payment on other than monthly basis allowed and broad scope audits or special studies of all phases of county government authorized when, HB 326

COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER
  Birth certificate, certified copy -- fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 281
  Burial plot sales, recording required, HB 153
  Construction liens and notice of right to claim, electronic filing allowed, SB 476
  Death certificate, certified copy -- fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 279
  Fees collected by, increase of certain fees and deposit requirements, SB 277
  Mining claims, affidavit of annual labor -- recording fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 283
  Mining or millsite claims, certificate of location -- recording fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 285
  Notarial commission, filing copy of and issuing certificate of official character -- fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 287
  Property tax reduction applications to be filed with/submitted to, HB 82
  Records or papers requiring certification with seal, copies -- fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 280
  State construction contracts, surety bond filing requirement eliminated, HB 649
  Subdivision or townsite plats, filing fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 286
  Survey, fee for filing certificate of or amendment to -- increase and submission to electorate, SB 278
  Tax sale certificate cancellation and certificate of redemption, filing or recording with, HB 656
  Water users' association stock subscription or contract, stock certificate, or articles of incorporation -- recording fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 282
  Writ of attachment, execution, certificate of sale, lien or other instrument -- filing fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 284

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, BOARD OF
  County auditor authorized to conduct broad scope audits or special studies of all phases of county government if approved by commissioners, HB 326
  County road improvement districts, authority for creation eliminated, SB 225
  County roads and bridges
    duties clarified, HB 560
    levy of taxes for establishment and maintenance, clarification, SB 226
  Detention facility inmates, funding for medical costs, SB 417
  Federal agency real property acquisitions or dispositions, hearing requirements, SB 180
  Health, county board of -- discretion allowed in setting number of members, HB 230
  Herd districts, allowing county to create a district of 1 square mile or more outside of incorporated cities, SB 177
  Land acquired by tax deed, donation to nonprofit corporations, SB 207
  Lewis and Clark Highway, designation of roads as adjuncts to and providing for funding, HB 439
  Medical care savings accounts, county employees authorized to use insurance contract or plan in conjunction with and providing for contributions, HB 619
  Predator population increase presenting threat to livestock, wildlife, or public welfare -- county notification and open season allowed when, HB 440
  Rural roads, unmaintained -- organizations allowed to file declaration of intent to maintain and nonliability, HB 575
  Rural special improvement districts, road creation and maintenance -- authority expanded for inclusion, SB 225

COUNTY CORONER
  Death penalty executions, pronouncement of death by -- required, HB 53

COUNTY FINANCE
  Bond, debt, and levy limits revised, SB 157, SB 525, HB 675
  County protest fund
    detention facility inmates, medical costs -- levy for, SB 417
    requiring only property taxes and fees paid in protest be deposited in, when, HB 511
  County roads and bridges, levy of taxes for establishment and maintenance -- clarification, SB 226
  Limitation requiring two-thirds vote to increase taxes, appropriations, or fees -- constitutional amendment for, HB 653
  Local option income or sales/luxury taxes, imposition authorized if approved by electorate, HB 393
  Local option sales tax, SB 370
  Motor vehicles
    local option fee, imposition allowed with voter approval, HB 540
    local option vehicle tax, increase in permissible tax rate allowed and imposition of tax submitted to electorate, SB 260
  Rental vehicle surcharge revenue, distribution to, SB 212
  Tax reform, certain provisions revised, SB 157, SB 525
  Tax revenue lost because of reductions and exemptions, reimbursement, HB 678
  Vocational-technical education levy, requirement eliminated, HB 433

COUNTY OFFICERS
  Consolidation of offices, eligibility of persons for office, HB 151
  Deputies, signing affidavit as to services provided before receiving paycheck -- requirement eliminated, HB 360

COUNTY PRINTING, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 7

COUNTY ROAD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS
  County commissioners, board of -- authority for creation eliminated/authority to include road construction in districts, SB 225

COUNTY ROADS AND BRIDGES
  Bridge easements on rights-of-way, clarification, SB 418
  Levy of taxes for establishment and maintenance, clarification, SB 226
  Revision of county road laws, generally, HB 560
  Rural roads, unmaintained -- organizations allowed to file declaration of intent to maintain and nonliability, HB 575
  Sanding during winter months, restrictions, HB 377
  Weed control, landowner's liability for alternative measures when objecting to weed district control measures, HB 221

COUNTY SHERIFF
  Deputy sheriffs
    affidavit as to services provided, signing before receiving paycheck -- requirement eliminated, HB 360
    annual longevity salary increase clarified and revised, SB 142
  Execution, sale of property -- allowing payment to be accepted by method other than cash, SB 203
  Motor vehicles, abandoned -- responsibilities revised, SB 166
  Personal property taxes, revision of laws relating to levy and sale for collection, SB 214

COUNTY TREASURER
  Tax collection duties, assumption by state agency -- transfer of revenue on same-day basis, SB 208

COURT FUNDING AND STRUCTURE STUDY COMMITTEE, INTERIM
  Creation, HB 622

COURTS GENERALLY
  Financial accounts to be kept in interest-bearing accounts in financial institutions and interest used to help defray court's administration costs, HB 204
  Funding and structure, interim study, HB 622

CRIME CONTROL, BOARD OF
  Appropriations, HB 16, HB 185
  Community Corrections Advisory Boards, authority for granting funds to, HB 424
  Detention centers and holding facilities, inspection program requirements, HB 185
  Probation and parole officers and corrections officers -- establishment of standards for, certification revocation or suspension, and training standards, SB 22

CRIME CONTROL, DIVISION OF
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 4

CRIMES
  Aging persons -- revision of abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or exploitation provisions, SB 176
  Aggravating circumstances, determination to include certain crimes committed in facilities other than the state prison in deer lodge, SB 33
  Amount required to be involved in various crimes before penalties are enhanced, increase and increase of possible fine for those crimes when amount involved is less than $1,000, HB 255
  Assault, offenses of
    certain provisions relating to, revision, HB 203
    felony assault, renaming to “assault with a weapon” and penalty increased, HB 203
    (inclusion of) assault with bodily fluid committed by incarcerated person/offense created, HB 54
    minor, assault on -- creation of offense, HB 203
  Breastfeeding -- local government prohibited from adopting ordinances prohibiting and providing that breastfeeding may not be considered a nuisance, indecent exposure, sexual conduct, or obscenity, SB 398
  Commission while in official detention, certain offenses apply to and are not limited to crimes committed in state prison, SB 188
  Criminal incitement, offense of -- creation and elements to be consistent with constitutional mandates, SB 236
  Criminal syndicalism, offense of -- revision, SB 236
  Criminal trespass, ethics education pilot program for violators committing, HB 291
  Desecration of churches, places of worship, cemeteries, or public memorials as criminal offense, HB 492
  Developmental disabilities, persons with -- revision of abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or exploitation provisions, SB 176
  Deviate sexual conduct laws, revision and revising definition of “deviate sexual relations”, HB 449
  Discriminatory purpose, committed for -- enhanced sentences, SB 213
  Drugs, dangerous
    criminal distribution, revision of certain provisions relating to, HB 203
    criminal possession offense to include ingesting drug and providing driving offense for driving with illegally possessed drug in body, SB 158
    housing authority, municipal -- criminal sale on or within 1,000' of premises, enhanced penalty, HB 293
    precursors, criminal possession of -- list of precursors expanded, SB 6
  Elimination of certain specific crimes already covered by general criminal provision, SB 213
  Felons committing or fleeing from felony, prohibiting recovery of damages due to personal injury suffered, SB 320
  Forfeitures for criminal acts, provisions revised and providing procedure for forfeiture of property, HB 595
  Gambling as element of or caused by or otherwise related to -- requiring gathering, compilation, and reporting of, HB 576
  Hate crimes
    reporting requirements and prosecutor and police officer training, HB 552
    sexual orientation, to include, SB 66
  Indecent exposure, offense of -- revision, SB 257
  Machine guns and silencers, provisions revised, SB 472
  Negligent homicide, incarceration penalty increased, SB 215
  Partner or family member assault victims, laws related to -- revision, SB 258
  Patients, mistreatment of -- offense created, SB 75
  Privacy in communications, expanding offense of violating, HB 235
  Railroad Vandalism and Trespass Prevention Act, SB 163
  School grounds, minors' possession of weapon on -- criminal offense and including pellet guns and BB guns as weapons, HB 45
  Schools, notification of youth involved in drug use or other criminal activity, HB 310
  Sex offenses, revision of certain laws relating to and providing that reasons other than solely sexual gratification can form basis for, SB 257
  Sexual assault
    consent of victim ineffective if victim is incarcerated in correctional, detention, or treatment facility and perpetrator has supervisory or disciplinary authority over victim, unless act is part of lawful search, SB 32
    victims, laws related to -- revision, SB 258
  Sexual intercourse without consent
    certain treatment for persons convicted of, HB 279
    consent of victim ineffective if victim is incarcerated in correctional, detention, or treatment facility and perpetrator has supervisory or disciplinary authority over victim, unless act is part of lawful search, SB 32
    death sentence removed for person convicted twice and who inflicted serious bodily injury on person during commission of each offense, HB 279
  Sexual or violent offender registration
    addresses to be criminal justice information and dissemination when, HB 76
    definitions changed and providing that certain offenders may not petition for order relieving them from duty to register after 10 years of registration, SB 63
    expanding offenders and offenses subject to, HB 59
    plea agreements subjecting offenders to, authorization, HB 59
    real estate brokers and salespersons, disclosure laws revised regarding proximity of offender, SB 155
  Stalking  victims, laws related to -- revision, SB 258
  Street gang activity, criminal -- injunction against owner of property at which nuisance exists, HB 425
  Street gang-related felony committed on or within 1,000' of municipal housing authority, enhanced term of incarceration, HB 292
  Telephones, interception of communication over any type of telephone as criminal offense, SB 326

CRIME VICTIMS AND WITNESSES
  Surcharge upon criminal convictions, additional imposed for financing local victim and witness advocate programs and administrative expenses of assessing court, HB 257
  Yother, Leslie Leroy -- appropriation for grant to compensate for wrongful incarceration, HB 16

CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION
  “Fingerprints” defined for purposes of, SB 112
  National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact, adoption, HB 106
  Sexual or violent offender addresses to be, HB 76

CRIMINALLY CONVICTED YOUTH ACT, SB 54

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
  Bail, forfeiture of bond for failure of defendant to appear before court -- forfeiture to be discharged and bond returned to sureties without assessment of penalty, HB 295
  Constitutionally protected material, clarification of the showing necessary for the discovery of, SB 221
  Defendant's freedom of speech implemented by providing criteria for defendant's opening statement, evidence, and final argument, HB 388
  DNA testing provisions, expanding group of persons subject to and defining terms, SB 112
  Guilty verdict or finding of, new trial ordered if required in interest of justice, SB 416
  Jeopardy attaches when jury is empaneled and sworn, clarification, SB 201
  Plea of nolo contendere, specific provisions provided, HB 209
  Sentencing, See SENTENCING AND SENTENCES
  Surcharge upon criminal convictions, additional imposed for financing local victim and witness advocate programs, HB 257
  User surcharge for funding court information technology
    termination date eliminated/extended and submission to electorate for extension, HB 41, HB 49
    termination date extended or on the occurrence of a contingency eliminated/submission to electorate for extension, HB 104

CULTURAL AND AESTHETIC PROJECTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  Elimination, HB 335

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DAIRIES, INDUSTRIAL
  Tax exemption for business personal property and livestock used by, SB 532

DAY CARE
  Immunization requirements, rule for medical or religious exemption to be provided, HB 415
  Licenses and registration certificates issued for 3-year periods allowed when, HB 190

DEAF AND BLIND, MONTANA SCHOOL FOR THE
  Appropriation, HB 2

DEATH CERTIFICATES
  Certified copy, fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 279
  Social security number required unless federal government exempts Montana from requirement, SB 30

DEATH PENALTY
  Abolishment, HB 278
  Appeal to supreme court, direct -- provided for cases involving, SB 443
  Execution of sentence, pronouncement of death by county coroner required and witness provisions revised, HB 53
  Interim study of imposition, carrying out of, and rationale for keeping as one form of punishment, SJR 19
  Jury trial, judge may impose only if jury has unanimously recommended imposition, SB 503
  Moratorium on imposition and execution, establishment, SB 363
  Offenders less than 18/16 years of age at the time of commission of a capital offense, abolishment for, HB 374
  Sexual intercourse without consent, removal of death sentence for person convicted twice and who inflicted serious bodily injury on person during commission of each offense, HB 279

DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS
  Overdue amounts reported by creditors, failure to collect amount within 90 days after report or if debt is paid -- information to be removed from consumer's file and exception, HB 227

DEFERRED COMPENSATION
  Administration transferred to Public Employees' Retirement Board, HB 79
  State contribution to accounts of certain eligible state employees, HB 256

DEFERRED DEPOSIT LOAN ACT, HB 526
  Lenders
    examination fee, submission to electorate, HB 640
    license application fee, submission to electorate, HB 639

DENTAL HYGIENISTS
  Charitable purposes, limits on liability for care or assistance for, SB 36

DENTISTRY AND DENTISTS
  Clinics, health centers, or programs for health services for homeless -- allowing dentists to work in and substituting word “forfeit” for “revoke” in statutes, SB 108

DENTISTRY, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 7

DENTURITRY AND DENTURISTS
  Revision of provisions generally, SB 108

DETENTION CENTERS
  Health care or rehabilitative services providers, complaints of unprofessional conduct by persons detained in center -- submission to review team prior to being filed with licensing board, HB 580
  Holding facilities, inspection program provided, HB 185
  Inspection program provided, HB 185
  Juvenile detention officers employed in juvenile detention centers, exemption from basic detention officer training under certain conditions, HB 482
  Medical costs of inmates, funding for, SB 417
  Mental disorders, certain persons with -- criteria for diversion from detention center clarified, SB 124
  Probation violators, costs of holding -- appropriation for, HB 115, HB 134
  Sexual assault or sexual intercourse without consent victims -- consent ineffective if victim is incarcerated in facility and perpetrator has supervisory or disciplinary authority over victim, unless act is part of lawful search, SB 32
  Youth detention facilities, educational program for youth held in -- requirements, SB 199

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, PERSONS WITH
  Abuse and neglect reports to be filed with medicaid fraud control unit, SB 75
  Abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or exploitation provisions -- revision generally, SB 176
  Adult foster care facilities, licensing to provide residential services to certain persons, HB 70

DIGITAL SIGNATURE CERTIFICATION AUTHORITIES
  Registration and license fee and submission to electorate, HB 432

DISABILITIES, PERSONS WITH
  Driver's license applicants, requirements, SB 94
  Hunters, disabled -- license provisions revised and designated shooter/companion to assist blind hunter, SB 241
  Hunting
    allowing adoption of rules to promote or enhance, HB 435
    providing increased opportunities to participate with a companion, HB 591
  Live-in home companionship services for individuals unable to care for themselves, exemption from minimum wage and overtime provisions, SB 245
  Parking permits, determination of disability may be performed by licensed advanced practice registered nurse, SB 290
  School tuition and transportation for children, clarification of payment of costs, SB 69

DISCRIMINATION
  Auto glass replacement services, prohibiting discrimination against insured customers for, HB 506
  Correctional officers directly supervising or instructing inmates, gender established as bona fide occupational qualification for -- exception to unlawful discrimination practices, HB 416
  Crimes committed for discriminatory purpose, enhanced sentences, SB 213
  Genetic traits as basis for issuance of insurance, prohibiting, HB 111
  Insurance, discrimination based on sex or marital status eliminated, HB 497
  Marital status
    defined and employment discrimination clarified, SB 67
    property and casualty insurance premium discounts or rating or premium reductions based on, allowing, SB 319
  Sexual orientation, inclusion in some protections contained in human rights laws, SB 328
  Temporomandibular dysfunctions -- insurance discrimination prohibited for medically necessary treatment of muscles, bones, or joints of jaw and face, HB 428

DISEASES
  Bloodborne pathogen standards for prevention of needlestick and sharps injuries to public employees, adoption required, SB 480
  Infectious, emergency services providers' exposure to -- clarification of provisions, SB 101
  Renal, treatment and financial assistance to persons needing -- revision of provisions, HB 170

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
  Definitions revised, best interest of child to be primary consideration, and requiring fault to be considered in property and maintenance proceedings, HB 251
  Filing fees
    civil legal assistance for indigent victims of domestic violence account, increase to fund, SB 507
    partner and family member assault intervention and treatment fund account, fees that fund -- elimination of termination date and submission to electorate, SB 258, SB 259
  Individual retirement account assets to the extent of contribution limits, exemption from execution and exception, SB 404
  Parenting plans, fees for filing amendments to be refunded/may not be collected if amendment not contested and confidentiality provisions revised, SB 372
  Retirement system funds, statutory revocation through dissolution inapplicable to, HB 182
  Social security numbers need not be confidential and waiver of exchange of preliminary disclosure statements allowed, SB 372
  Summary dissolution procedures, asset criteria revised, SB 372

DISTRICT COURTS
  Campaign expenditure limits, mandatory for specific offices, HB 451
  Civil legal assistance for indigent victims of domestic violence account, establishment and increasing certain fees to fund and submission to electorate, SB 505, SB 506, SB 507
  Court reporters, clarification that they are state employees and changing funding source for salaries, SB 237
  Funds, distribution to counties -- revision and statutory appropriation for additional purposes, HB 246
  Judicial districts, 22nd district created and providing additional judges for 11th and 20th districts, SB 273
  Juveniles, granting greater authority over, SB 54
  Light vehicle tax reduction, distribution to district court fund unchanged, SB 260
  Reimbursement
    child abuse and neglect proceedings in state district court, certain expenses to be paid from and unfunded mandate laws superseded, HB 207
    supplemental appropriation, HB 3
    youth court foster care placements, contingency for payment eliminated and unfunded mandate laws superseded, HB 207
  Simonton, Richard A. -- appointment as district judge of seventh judicial district in glendive, SR 6
  Standing masters, appointment allowed and compensation to be paid by counties, SB 60
  Unemployment benefit cases, appeal of department of labor and industry appeals referees' decisions in. HB 592
  Wage claims cases, appeal of department of labor and industry hearings examiners' decisions, HB 592
  Youth court
    youth prosecuted in and later transferred to district court, youth may not be sentenced to adult correctional facility, SB 243
    youth to be tried as adult in district court, authority transferred to/hearing to be held before making decision, HB 374
    youth transferred from, when found guilty of certain offenses may be committed for longer than 5 years to department of corrections, HB 81

DNA TESTING
  Expanding group of persons subject to and defining terms, SB 112

DOGS
  County regulation of barking dogs, HB 325

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, See PARTNER OR FAMILY MEMBER ASSAULT

DOUBLE JEOPARDY
  Criminal prosecutions, jeopardy attaches when jury is empaneled and sworn -- clarification, SB 201

DRAINAGE DISTRICTS
  Contracts awarded by competitive bids, minimum value increased, HB 531

DROUGHT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  Meeting date and report deadline requirements changed, HB 51

DRUGS AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND DEVICES
  Contraceptive drugs, devices, and services -- health insurance coverage for, HB 400
  Dangerous drugs
    ambulatory surgical facilities, registration as entities allowed to possess -- requiring adoption of rules for, SB 478
    criminal distribution, revision of certain provisions relating to, HB 203
    criminal possession offense to include ingesting drug and providing driving offense for driving with illegally possessed drug in body, SB 158
    ephedrine, immediate accessibility by licensed physician allowed, SB 438
    housing authority, municipal -- criminal sale on or within 1,000' of premises, enhanced penalty, HB 293
    precursors to, criminal possession -- list of precursors expanded, SB 6
  Drug abuse resistance education program, tax deduction for contributions to -- elimination, SB 519
  Medicare program, congress and executive branch of united states government urged to take action to require coverage of long-term care and prescription drug costs by, SJR 5
  Nuisance, drug-related -- injunction against owner of property at which nuisance exists, HB 425
  Schools -- notification of youth involved in drug use or other criminal activity, school authorized to expel or to refuse to accept youth, and education records to youth court and law enforcement when, HB 310
  Testing, state to implement qualified program to test prospective new public officers and employees as condition of hire, HB 489

DUE PROCESS
  Criminally Convicted Youth Act, additional due process granted by, SB 54

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  Certified communities program, tribal government participation allowed, HB 524
  Community Infrastructure Grants Program Act, SB 459
  Native American Economic Development Act of 1999, HB 670
  Nonprofit corporations/organizations, allowing employees to be considered as city or county employees for purpose of participation in health insurance contracts or plans, HB 250

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS
  Creation and use of tax increment financing, HB 579

ECONOMIC POLICY FOR STATE, HB 238

EDUCATION TRUST FUND
  Creation, HB 406

ELECTION ADMINISTRATOR
  Internet, registration and voting actions for overseas electors -- authorization, HB 241
  Write-in candidates, declarations for nomination or of intent -- filing provisions, HB 175

ELECTIONS, See also BALLOT ISSUES; SCHOOL ELECTIONS
  Absentee voting
    certain restrictions removed, SB 140
    federal write-in ballot provisions for overseas united states service members clarified and allowing transmission envelope to be used as voter registration form and as application for regular absentee ballot when, HB 362
  Ballots, candidates' names -- determination of order in which names arranged, revision, SB 38
  Campaign contributions -- eliminating limitations on individual/political party contributions, disclosure requirements revised for certain contributions, and report requirements revised, HB 350
  Campaign expenditure limits, mandatory for specific offices, HB 451
  Campaign finance laws applicable to candidate's contributions to candidate's own campaign, revision, HB 471
  Campaign laws declared to be invalid -- clarifying applicability, eliminating restrictions on seeking votes on election day, and eliminating negligent misrepresentation of candidate's voting record as crime, SB 292
  Campaign practice and enforcement provisions revised, HB 222
  City officers for newly incorporated city or town, requirements revised, HB 228
  City or town bond issues, majority vote of electors required for issuance, HB 443
  Fish, Wildlife, and Parks commissioners -- election rather than appointment, HB 40
  4% sales tax and use tax, for imposition, SB 525, HB 675
  Government entities prohibited from belonging to organizations that support candidates for, HB 535
  Internet, registration and voting actions by -- authorization, HB 241
  Libel, criminal and civil -- provisions to apply to candidate's representations of candidate's own voting record, SB 455
  Local option motor fuel tax districts, formation, HB 397
  Mail ballot elections
    municipal building code jurisdiction, extension -- required, HB 91
    permissible uses extended, SB 228
    presidential preference primary election, allowed, HB 490
  Motor vehicles, local option fee in lieu of tax -- approval, SB 525
  Municipal general obligations, authorization for limited amounts without submitting to electors, HB 476
  National Voter Registration Act, revising laws relating to implementation of, HB 632
  Nonpartisan candidates, provisions revised, HB 469
  Political activity
    public traded corporations, prohibiting involuntary use of funds for, SB 510
    wages, salary, or dues for -- withholding, authorization requirements, HB 521
  Political advertising signs, conditions for placement on certain property, HB 469
  Precinct officers, filing and vote counting requirements revised, SB 291
  President and vice president of United States, revising requirements for nomination of certain candidates for, HB 585
  Presidential preference primary election, date changed and mail ballot elections allowed, HB 490
  Public service announcements, elected public officeholders prohibited from making when, HB 469
  Reactivation of elector when elector appears in order to vote in any election, HB 446
  Registration of voters allowed on election day, HB 445
  Revision of provisions generally, SB 228
  State holiday, deleting election day as, HB 469
  Supreme court election campaign financing, HB 61
  Tax elections, provisions for and administration, SB 228, See also TAX REFERENDUMS
  Tax enactments and increases, right of people to vote on, HB 673
  Voter registration form -- requirement removed for distribution of form explaining qualifications, deadlines and purge information with, HB 141
  Voting record, candidate's -- allegation of false statements, provision for administrative civil proceeding upon, HB 311
  Write-in candidates, declarations for nomination or of intent -- filing provisions, HB 175

ELECTRICAL BOARD, STATE
  Appointments to, SR 4
  Job site, failure of person to display license at -- compliance officers to issue citations and collect fines, HB 461
  Temporary practice permits, renewal permitted on case-by-case basis, HB 390

ELECTRICAL GENERATION TAX REFORM ACT, HB 174

ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE NONPROFIT MEMBERSHIP CORPORATIONS ACT, SB 391

ELECTRICIANS
  Apprentices
    licensure examinations before apprenticeship expires, allowing, SB 217
    number allowed to work in each shop that employs qualified master or qualified journeyman electrician and requirements provided for employment of additional apprentices, SB 242
    prohibiting more than one from serving under a/fewer than two licensed journeyman or master electricians or a combination, SB 242
  Job site, failure to display license at -- citation and fine provisions, HB 461
  Person need not be licensed to perform work on their own property when they obtain required permits and submit to required inspections, SB 218

ELECTRICITY BUYING COOPERATIVE ACT, SB 406

ELECTRICITY EXCISE TAX ACT, HB 174

ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFERS
  Automated teller machine surcharges, owners prohibited from imposing, SB 373
  Gasoline and vehicle fuels tax payments and associated fees, penalties, and interest -- use of transfers when, HB 172

ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS WITH STATE AGENCIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS ACT, HB 188

EMERGENCIES AND EMERGENCY POWERS
  Declaration of state of emergency declared in 1933 -- declaring an end and that all legislative actions taken by extraordinary session of 23rd legislative assembly are rescinded/to be reviewed for current need, and providing legislation be developed by committee to implement the declaration, HB 623
  Emergency Management Assistance Compact, adoption, HB 173
  Fire, mitigating disasters and emergencies caused by -- statutory appropriation combined with appropriation for mitigating disasters caused by all other causes, HB 75
  Local entities upon declaration of disaster or emergency -- application for funding, reimbursement to state, and submission of levy to electorate, SB 193
  School Emergency Management Plan, HB 37
  Schools encouraged to cooperate and coordinate with emergency services agencies in identifying local hazards, designing appropriate drills, and developing emergency management plans, HJR 20
  State Emergency Response Commission, membership provisions revised and provision for presiding officers, HB 89
  Telephone company's release of information to emergency communications systems personnel, clarification, HB 437

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE COMPACT
  Adoption, HB 173

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
  American Red Cross, state employees as volunteers providing disaster relief volunteer service -- granting of paid leave for, HB 583
  Infectious diseases, exposure to -- clarification of provisions, SB 101

EMINENT DOMAIN
  Condemnee's tort liability limited, HB 355
  Easement limited to purpose for which granted, clarification, HB 355
  Interim study of use of power of and existing statutes related to, HJR 34
  Pipelines
    power revised, SB 461
    transporting hazardous and deleterious substances, conditions for and modifying requirements to be met prior to condemnation, HB 573
  Private condemnation proceedings for opening of private roads over private lands, provisions revised, HB 28
  Private persons or entities
    easement sufficient to accomplish use, rebuttable presumption and evidence required for claim that greater interest than easement is necessary to accomplish use, HB 355
    taking possession of property when all rights of appeal have been exhausted unless landowner agrees to earlier possession, HB 354

ENERGY
  State building energy conservation program, bond issue to fund and approval of projects, HB 12
  Tax credits for conservation measures, elimination, SB 519

ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS
  Real property improvements, actions arising from -- land surveying included and subject to limitations on, HB 214

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL EASEMENT ACT, SB 462

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
  Air quality portable emission source permit transfers, exemption from review process, SB 64
  Environmental Policy Act
    interim study requested, SJR 18
    revision of certain aspects, SB 413
  Hazardous waste/CERCLA special revenue account, recovered funds from natural resource damage assessment and litigation -- deposit prohibited, HB 92
  Mitigation, monitoring, and stipulation compliance reporting required, HB 346
  Transfer of ownership clarified, environmental statements or review action or challenge limitations, and exemptions created for state land actions, HB 142
  Uniform Environmental Enforcement Act, SB 313

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COUNCIL
  Contaminated properties, requesting coordination with other agencies to study need for and utility of tax and other financial incentives to encourage voluntary cleanup and redevelopment of, HJR 3
  Environmental Policy Act, interim study requested, SJR 18
  Streamside corridor and riparian management, coordination and dissemination of best management practice educational information and policy recommendations, HB 458
  Subdivisions, sanitation in -- request to study implementation of statutes, SJR 17
  Water policy duties, adding assistance with interagency coordination related to water resources, HB 458
  Water pollution, nonpoint source -- recommending that state agencies serve as role models for implementation and refinement of best management practices to reduce and recommending relevant agencies report progress and accomplishments to council, SJR 3

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, DEPARTMENT OF
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 4, HB 10, HB 12
  Hazardous wastes, duties and responsibilities, See generally HAZARDOUS WASTES
  Children and pregnant women, standards to protect from health effects associated with prenatal and other exposures to pollutants, HB 600
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Occupational health provisions, responsibilities transferred from, SB 21
  Pesticides that will not physically, chemically, or biologically degrade and pesticide or soil contaminated by that pesticide when subject to hazardous waste laws -- cleanup responsibility, HB 391
  Plumbers, Board of -- membership on, HB 101
  Regulatory statutes administered by, enforcement provisions revised, SB 313
  Research and information responsibilities, incorporating use of new technology, HB 596
  Septage disposal, authority for establishing requirements and licensure of persons engaged in, SB 126
  Subdivisions, sanitation in -- provisions revised, HB 666
  Underground storage tanks
    closure of certain tanks, HB 158
    licensing and permitting, responsibilities transferred from, HB 73
  Utilities, universal system benefits programs funds -- administration, HB 337
  Water quality monitoring, assessment, and TMDL development -- requirements expanded for consultations with statewide TMDL advisory group, HB 392

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 5, SR 7
  Sulfur dioxide emission control plans, development required, SB 174
  Water quality and public water supply, control of certain funds and mandatory enforcement requirements -- repeal of provisions related to, SB 72

ESTATES AND PROBATE, See also TAXATION, ESTATES
  Court information technology, user surcharge for funding
    termination date eliminated/extended and submission to electorate for extension, HB 41, HB 49
    termination date extended or on the occurrence of a contingency eliminated/submission to electorate for extension, HB 104
  Nonprobate transfer provisions, public retirement system provisions to supersede, HB 182
  Public administrator who is appointed conservator of estate, compensation revised, HB 296
  Revision of provisions generally, SB 473
  Small estates for which personal property can be collected by affidavit, value increased, HB 283

ESTOPPEL
  Unemployment insurance benefits, collateral estoppel provision provided to prohibit decisions pertaining to benefits from being used in related disputes, HB 592

ETHNIC AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR
  Establishment, SB 173

EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
  General obligation bonds, creation of necessary funds and accounts for issuance, SB 194

EXECUTION
  Individual retirement account assets to the extent of contribution limits, exemption from and exception, SB 404
  Motor vehicles, exemption -- value increased, HB 308
  Revision of provisions generally, SB 203
  Writ of execution, filing fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 284

EXECUTIVE BRANCH
  Customer service training programs for state agencies, requirements, SB 168
  Elected officials, reducing limit on personal staff, HB 359
  Military Selective Service Act, compliance required for employment, HB 234
  Public service courtesy training programs, existing training program to include, SB 168

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FACILITY SITING
  Pipelines
    in-state, exemption when used exclusively for irrigation of agricultural crops, SB 141
    transporting hazardous and deleterious substances, subject to requirements, HB 574

FAIRNESS TO PROPERTY OWNERS ACT, HB 559

FAIRS
  Video gambling machines authorized at county or district fairs and providing for limitations and use of proceeds, SB 357

FAMILY PROTECTION ACT, HB 269

FEES
  Limitation requiring two-thirds vote to increase fees, taxes, or appropriations -- constitutional amendment for, HB 653
  Revision of laws authorizing governmental entities to charge and revision of statutes containing delegations to agencies to establish, SB 256

FINGERPRINTS
  Criminal justice information, defined for purposes of, SB 112
  Home care workers, criminal history background checks required, prohibiting background checks based on fingerprints, and submission to electorate of the increase in number of employers required to conduct and subject to fee, SB 402, SB 403
  Teacher, specialist, or administrative certification applicants -- fingerprinting and background checks, fee imposed and submission to electorate, HB 588
  Teachers and other school personnel, requirements, HB 590

FIREARMS, See WEAPONS

FIRE DEPARTMENT RELIEF ASSOCIATIONS
  Disability and pension fund, tax levy to fund -- maximum amount of taxable valuation increased and submitting tax increase to electorate, SB 500
  Volunteer firefighter, board of trustees to set amount of monthly pension payable to, HB 570

FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND FIREFIGHTERS
  Insurance, individual or group disability -- renewal or continuation of coverage for spouse or dependents when firefighter dies within course and scope of employment, SB 99
  Public Employees' Retirement System, departments participating in -- election to join firefighters' unified retirement system, HB 612

FIREFIGHTERS' UNIFIED RETIREMENT SYSTEM
  Guaranteed annual benefit adjustment, removal of provision that stops adjustment if recipient becomes active member of another retirement system, SB 295
  Postretirement benefit increase provided and state contribution increased, HB 148
  Public Employees' Retirement System, fire departments participating in -- election to join firefighters' unified retirement system, HB 612

FIRES AND FIRE PROTECTION
  County rural fire protection, assessment/collection of fees on real property within fire service areas allowed/fire service areas allowed to collect fee for protection on real property in addition to structures, SB 264
  Fire district director or trustee positions, appointment provisions clarified, HB 289
  Mitigating disasters and emergencies caused by, statutory appropriation combined with appropriation for mitigating disasters caused by all other causes, HB 75
  Property owner's protection of property from natural disasters, civil proceeding or prosecution prohibited for actions taken by owner, HB 441
  Rural fire districts and rural fire service areas
    governing bodies, election or appointment provisions revised, SB 488
    municipal reimbursement for tax or rate loss resulting when municipality annexes portion of district or area, HB 375
  State-owned buildings, budget preparation for and contracts with cities and towns to provide if funding is available, HB 634
  Suppression costs, liability clarified, HB 124

FIREWORKS
  Sale allowed on December 30 and 31, 1999, SB 521

FISH AND WILDLIFE
  Block management oversight committees created in each administrative region, HB 594
  Bull trout and cutthroat trout recovery/enhancement program, creation, HB 647
  Eligible land acquisitions for purposes of, HB 664
  Falconers prohibited from using endangered/certain listed species for sport of falconry, SB 293
  Federal sporting goods excise taxes, providing for distribution between state and tribal governments for wildlife management and fish management purposes, HB 438
  Fisheries
    habitat programs, funding, SB 338
    value to be analyzed for habitat acquisition easement and fishery to be included in/considered for part of acquisition, HB 344
  Fishing
    boats, operation within 200 feet of person fishing prohibited when, SB 329
    landowner permission required for entry onto private property when, HB 380
    legion of valor members allowed to fish with conservation license, HB 93
    vessels, restriction of operation in proximity of anglers or divers revised, HB 626
  Fishing access sites
    entrance fees for Montana residents, elimination, HB 314
    maintenance, development, or improvement project provisions revised, HB 314
    motorized camping and use of certain off-highway vehicles disallowed when, HB 314
    primitive fishing access sites -- designation and elimination of resident user fees, camp hosts, and all-terrain vehicle use and establishment of 7-day camping limit, HB 315
  Fish pond licenses for persons owning or lawfully controlling private fish pond or natural/artificial lake or pond on private property, HB 387
  Fish, supporting balance of needs of native anadromous fish and resident fish and wildlife through the use of science-based integrated rule curves, SJR 20
  Fort Peck multispecies fish hatchery, establishment, HB 20
  Game bird farm licensee allowed to release pheasants on own property, HB 550
  Game farms
    fee shooting prohibited and prohibiting use of certain language in advertising, HB 491
    license and renewal fees increased, HB 463
    license fee, initial fee -- increase and submission to electorate
      game farm with more than 60 animals, HB 466
      game farm with 1 - 20 animals, HB 464
      game farm with 21 -- 60 animals, HB 465
    regulatory authority transferred and revision of provisions generally, SB 361
  Game identification, creating reasonable and prudent person standard for application of rules for, HB 591
  Grizzly bears -- objecting to release into selway-bitterroot wilderness and frank church river-of-no-return wilderness, urging end to population management control by united states fish and wildlife service, urging return of management to state agencies, requesting removal from threatened or endangered species list, and urging acceptance of liability for damages from recovery program if introduction measures are undertaken successfully, HJR 4
  Hunter education laws, revision generally, SB 381
  Hunter management and hunting access enhancement management programs
    funding, HB 594
    revision, SB 338
  Hunting
    disabilities, persons with
      allowing adoption of rules to promote or enhance hunting by, HB 435
      providing increased opportunities to participate with a companion, HB 591
    disabled hunters, license provisions revised and designated shooter/companion to assist blind hunter, SB 241
    landowner permission required for all hunting and requiring development of land ownership maps identifying boundaries, SB 171, HB 380
    motion-tracking device, electronic -- use prohibited, HB 215
    mountain lion hunters allowed up to two lions each hunting season, HB 332
    12-year-old persons, by -- clarification, SB 59
    vessels, restriction of operation in proximity of waterfowl hunters revised, HB 626
    violations, penalties revised, SB 381
  Idaho, State of -- endorsing support of healthy stocks of native anadromous fish and opposing flow augmentation and the removal of dams on rivers and tributaries that are part of the columbia river basin, SJR 20
  Illegally killing or possessing game animals, restitution and penalties revised, SB 458
  Importation for introduction or for transplantation or introduction prohibited and providing definitions of “reintroduction” and “retranslocation”, HB 548
  Indian reservations, hunting and fishing on or off -- provisions for and terminating state-tribal cooperative agreement between confederated salish and kootenai tribes of flathead indian reservation and state, HB 427
  Licenses and licensing
    access/habitat licenses
      resident and nonresident -- establishment, fees set for, and submission to electorate, SB 338, SB 339
      resident hunting only, fee increase and submission to electorate, SB 341
    applications to include social security number, SB 76
    big game combination licenses
      expenditure of revenue, prioritization, SB 474
      nonresident, reduction of numbers authorized for sale and submission to electorate, SB 324
    big game hunting license, resident -- amount used as matching funds for public access to public lands, HB 398
    class B-7 nonresident deer, provisions revised, HB 267
    class B-10 and B-11 licenses, allocation of money from, HB 594
    class B-11 landowner-sponsored deer combination licenses, reducing number of nonresidents that may be sponsored for, SB 338
    class D-1 and D-2 mountain lion licenses, purchase at any time during hunting season and restricting purchase of trophy license to male mountain lions, HB 332
    combination sports licenses, prioritization of expenditure of revenue, SB 474
    disabled hunters, provisions revised, SB 241
    ethics education pilot program for violators, HB 291
    fishing license fees reserved for fishing access sites, allocations and prioritization and expenditure -- termination date extended and report required, SB 91
    hunting
      age requirement lowered for resident or nonresident, HB 285
      fee increases, HB 594
    hunting, preference systems
      additional drawing fee established and submission to electorate, SB 58, SB 59
      establishment and fee for nonresidents participating in system for deer and elk permits, SB 59
    resident license, reduction in number of days person must reside in Montana to be eligible for, HB 285
    upland game bird licenses
      money from
        expenditure, prioritization, SB 474
        habitat enhancement through rangeland improvements, for, HB 550
      nonresident
        cost increased and submission to electorate, SB 338, SB 340, HB 478
        limiting number sold, awarding through drawing, and increase of fee, HB 478
    wildlife conservation licenses
      establishment of six kinds, setting fees for, and submission to electorate, SB 338, SB 339, SB 341
      predator bounty program, fee increase to fund, SB 392
      renaming, SB 338
    youth combination sports license, establishment and submission to electorate, HB 533, HB 534
  Nongame wildlife programs, income tax checkoff system -- threshold amount that triggers termination revised, SB 380
  Outfitters and guides, See OUTFITTERS AND GUIDES
  Predator population increase presenting threat to livestock, wildlife, or public welfare -- county notification and open season allowed when, HB 440
  Public access to public lands, program for, HB 398
    funding, SB 338
  Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area, reserved water rights compact between united states fish and wildlife service and state of Montana, SB 216
  Resources conservation and management, request for interim committee to study sources and levels of funding for and to study historic and current departmental responsibilities, HJR 33
  Roadside menageries and zoos, provisions revised and creating wild animal menageries, SB 384
  Species, sensitive or rare -- requiring implementation of programs that assist in maintenance or recovery and requiring balance with economic and social impacts when entering federal agreements or commenting on federal recovery plans, HB 379
  Tribal wildlife and fish management programs, HB 438
  Upland game bird enhancement program
    elimination, HB 550
    pheasants, participants limited to release of certain number, SB 474
  Violations, additional fine imposed and money to be used for funding county search and rescue operations, HB 642
  Warm water game fish surcharge and stamp, creation and use, HB 20, HB 26

FISH, WILDLIFE, AND PARKS COMMISSION, See also FISH AND WILDLIFE
  Appointments to, SR 5
  Bull trout and cutthroat trout recovery/enhancement program, progress reports to, HB 647
  Disabilities, persons with -- allowing adoption of rules to promote or enhance hunting by, HB 435
  Election rather than appointment of commissioners, HB 40
  Eligible land acquisitions, authorization, HB 664
  Orders and rules, providing penalties for violators, SB 381
  Personal watercraft, rules for operation and prohibition of use, HB 626
  Predator population increase presenting threat to livestock, wildlife, or public welfare -- county notification and open season allowed when, HB 440
  Primitive fishing access sites, rules to provide for establishment, HB 315
  Professional wildlife biologist, membership qualifications revised to include a member with experience and expertise as, HB 417

FISH, WILDLIFE, AND PARKS -- DEPARTMENT OF, See also FISH AND WILDLIFE
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 4, HB 5, HB 330, HB 389, HB 647, HB 664
  Bison management, authority and provisions revised, HB 643
  Blackfoot River use and conflict, comprehensive study to be made, HB 629
  Bull trout and cutthroat trout recovery/enhancement program, administration, HB 647
  Commissioners to be elected rather than appointed and term of office revised, HB 40
  Ethics education pilot program, rules and evaluation, HB 291
  Expenses, hunting license fee revenue to fund, HB 594
  Forest service roads, prohibiting issuance of approval or permit to u.s. forest service for project including obliteration of existing road until issuance procedures have been reviewed, HB 633
  Fort Peck interpretive site, development of living streams interpretive site and exhibit associated with, HB 225
  Game farms, regulatory authority transferred from, SB 361
  Game Wardens' and Peace Officers' Retirement System, administrative fee eliminated, SB 5
  Historical and cultural parks, joint management and duties, HB 316
  Hunter education class for adults, establishment, SB 381
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Law enforcement practices, conformance with practices of other law enforcement entities, HB 591
  Lodging facility use tax, use of funds revised, HB 286
  Off-highway vehicle and national recreation trails, development of weed control and trespass control plans, HB 499
  Orders and rules, providing penalties for violators, SB 381
  Outfitters and guides, See OUTFITTERS AND GUIDES
  Predator bounty program, funding, SB 392
  Primitive fishing access sites, designation, HB 315
  Public access to public lands, program for, HB 398
    funding from various fee increases, SB 338
  Recreational park system -- establishment, operation, and maintenance, HB 317
  Resources conservation and management, request for interim committee to study sources and levels of funding for and to study historic and current departmental responsibilities, HJR 33
  Search and rescue operations, funding -- account to be administered by, HB 642
  Shooting ranges, establishment and improvement grants, HB 389
  Species, sensitive or rare -- requiring implementation of programs that assist in maintenance or recovery and requiring balance with economic and social impacts when entering federal agreements or commenting on federal recovery plans, HB 379
  Tribal wildlife and fish management programs, federal sporting goods excise taxes returned to state to be spent on projects for, HB 438
  Warm water game fish surcharge account, administration, HB 20, HB 26
  Water leasing program, instream flow -- term extended, SB 98
  Water project lands, allowed lease terms for public recreational use extended, SB 44

FLATHEAD BASIN COMMISSION
  Governor's staff appointee to serve as executive director -- requirement removed, allowing hiring of staff, and eliminating account, HB 539

FLOODS
  Eligible land acquisitions for purposes of control, HB 664
  Property owner's protection of property from natural disasters, civil proceeding or prosecution prohibited for actions taken by owner, HB 441

FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS
  Bread, butter, milk, flour, and like products -- unnecessary regulations limiting unit size eliminated, HB 30
  Turkey or chicken food products considered adulterated, establishing when, HB 333

FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS
  Alcoholic beverages
    beer and wine license provisions revised, SB 446
    on-premises consumption in restaurants not licensed for retail sale prohibited, SB 410
  Definitions and licensing requirements revised, HB 367
  Lottery tickets and chances sold in, subject to resort tax, HB 140
  Manufacturing establishments
    high-risk establishments, risk-based license fee established and submission to electorate, HB 369
    medium-risk establishments, risk-based license fee established and submission to electorate, HB 368
  Service establishments, high-risk -- risk-based license fee established and submission to electorate, HB 370

FOOTPATHS AND BICYCLE TRAILS
  State special revenue fund for funding, eliminating use, SB 355

FORCIBLE ENTRY OR FORCIBLE OR UNLAWFUL DETAINER
  Summons and complaint, revising time for appearing and answering, HB 27

FOREIGN CAPITAL DEPOSITORIES
  Assessment fee revenue, percentage to be deposited into special revenue account and account funds to be appropriated for economic development, HB 239
  Assessment payments, distribution to individual income taxpayers for income tax relief, SB 426

FORENSIC SCIENCE
  Specimens of evidence to be performed for state and local law enforcement officers, clarification, HB 327

FORESTS AND FORESTRY
  City or town park and forestry maintenance districts, authorization, HB 363
  Gasoline tax refunds, harvesting and transport of timber included in definition of “farming or ranching” for purposes of, SB 311
  National forest road closures and obliteration, requesting current federal policies be rescinded/suspended and that congress reaffirm directives that forest lands be managed in accordance with plans that provide for multiple-use management, HJR 26
  Off-highway vehicles, use allowed on certain forest development roads and exempting certain young drivers from licensing requirements, HB 467
  Rollback tax required when forest land has been converted to another use and submission to electorate, SB 514, SB 515
  Special fuel tax refunds, harvesting and transport of timber included in definition of “farming or ranching” for purposes of, SB 310
  State lands, forest land report by board of land commissioners to trust beneficiaries -- requirements, SB 411
  State trust lands, timber conservation license in lieu of sale of timber, HB 485
  Timber slash, control and management requirements revised, SB 412
  U.S. forest service roads, prohibiting issuance of approval or permit to u.s. forest service for project including obliteration of existing road until issuance procedures have been reviewed, HB 633

FORKLIFT OPERATORS
  Licensure established for operators in industrial areas and on commercial construction sites, HB 603
    fee, submission to electorate, HB 611
    renewal fee, submission to electorate, HB 604

FORT PECK DAM AND LAKE
  Interpretive center and museum, appropriation for, HB 226
  Interpretive site, development of living streams interpretive site and exhibit associated with, HB 225
  Multispecies fish hatchery, establishment, HB 20
    funding, HB 26
  State park created at Rock Creek Campground, HB 224

FOSTER CARE REVIEW COMMITTEES
  Name changed and consolidation and definition of processes and procedures for, HB 498

FRATERNAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES
  Genetic information -- standards for collection, use, and disclosure, HB 111

FUNERALS, See MORTICIANS, FUNERAL DIRECTORS, AND CREMATORY FACILITIES

FUNERAL SERVICE, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

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GAMBLING
  Alcoholic beverage licenses
    airport all-beverages liquor license lessee, gambling operator's license and associated permits leased to, SB 419
    publicly owned, eligibility for certain gambling activities, SB 419
    resort area all-beverages licenses, resort area gambling machine permits limited, SB 453
  Bar customers allowed to play any game or the game of ping pong pavvy in which a customer may once each day pay an amount of money predetermined by the establishment in attempt to win merchandise or portion or all of a pool of money paid to play the game since game was last won, HB 216
  Casino night, cash prizes allowed and limitation on and allowing night to be held on two separate occasions, SB 351
  Casinos, regulations for, HB 447
  Crimes having gambling as element of or caused by or otherwise related to -- requiring gathering, compilation, and reporting of, HB 576
  Health security fund tax on gambling machine licensing, SB 511
  Illegal gambling devices and associated equipment to be imported, stored, demonstrated, and sold to other jurisdictions -- allowing and providing for endorsement for exporters, SB 272
  Lottery game based on or representing prohibited form of gambling, offering prohibited, SB 307
  Mail sweepstakes, definition of prohibited gambling activities to include, SB 185
  Problem and pathological gambling prevention and treatment program, creation and funding SB 224, HB 109
  Public involvement increased in issuing licenses and permits, HB 447
  Sports tab games sellers, registration required in lieu of licensing, HB 43
  Video gambling machines
    automated accounting and reporting system, HB 109, HB 402
    county or district fairs, authorization at and providing for limitations and use of proceeds, SB 357
    licensee operating racetrack where live horseraces are held, requirements for machines available for play, HB 297

GAME FARM ADVISORY COUNCIL
  Renaming, SB 361

GAME WARDENS
  Insurance, individual or group disability -- renewal or continuation of coverage for spouse or dependents when officer dies within course and scope of employment, SB 99

GAME WARDENS' AND PEACE OFFICERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
  Guaranteed annual benefit adjustment, removal of provision that stops adjustment if recipient becomes active member of another retirement system, SB 295
  Optional benefits, certain benefits to revert back to regular retirement benefits upon member's request if contingent annuitant dies or marriage is dissolved and settlement or family law order does not entitle them to optional benefit, SB 457

GAS, See OIL AND GAS; TAXATION, GASOLINE AND VEHICLE FUELS

GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 1999, HB 2

GENETIC INFORMATION
  Insurance -- standards for collection, use, and disclosure in issuance, HB 111

GOVERNMENTAL LIABILITY
  Computer errors and resulting harm caused by millennium change
    immunity provided, SB 16
    public employees' and teachers' retirement boards, liability limited and immunity provided, HB 84
  Employer who discloses employment information about former or current employee's employment-related performance to prospective employer, limits on liability, SB 271
  Firearms, state government regulation of use -- restriction on, exceptions, and immunity from liability, HB 149
  Immunity and defense and indemnification of public officers and employees, revision and clarification, HB 261, HB 567

GOVERNOR
  Appointments by, SR 4, SR 5, SR 6, SR 7
  Appropriation, HB 2
  Concealed weapon permit reciprocity agreements, authority eliminated, HB 459
  Disaster or emergency declarations, local entities authorized to apply for funding, SB 193
  Fish, wildlife, and parks commissioners -- election rather than appointment, HB 40
  Flathead Basin Commission appointee to serve as executive director of commission, requirement removed, HB 539
  Local Coal Impact Review Council, creation, HB 644
  Organic certification program, plan for establishment -- submission to federal government, SB 394
  State-Tribal Economic Development Commission, HB 670
  State vehicle to be powered by renewable fuels, HB 457
  Term limits, constitutional -- revision, SB 39
  Tribal representation requested on trade missions and on state boards and commissions promoting state growth and development, HJR 24
  Wild medicinal plants, moratorium on harvest or removal from state lands -- notification and memorandum of understanding requirements, SB 178

GRAZING
  State land leasing methods revised, SB 7

GRAZING DISTRICTS
  Revision of provisions generally and creation of Montana Grass Conservation Commission, HB 444

GUARDIANS AND GUARDIANSHIP
  Child abuse and neglect interviews, requirements revised, HB 243
  Minor, appointment for -- circumstances clarified, SB 473
  School grounds, minors' possession of weapon on -- criminal offense and including pellet guns and BB guns as weapons, HB 45
  Youth in need of care, appointment for -- petition, revocation, and financial subsidies, HB 180

GUEST RANCHES
  Seasonal establishment and small establishment, definitions revised as they apply to licensing provisions, SB 439

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HAIL INSURANCE
  Payments changed from property tax levy to fee assessment, SB 184

HAIL INSURANCE, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 7

HARD ROCK MINING IMPACT BOARD
  Appointments to, SR 5

HATE CRIMES
  Reporting requirements and prosecutor and police officer training, HB 552
  Sexual orientation included, SB 66

HAZARDOUS WASTES
  Corrective action order authority provided to Department of Environmental Quality, HB 113
  Environmental Control Easement Act, SB 462
  Hazardous waste/CERCLA special revenue account, recovered funds from natural resource damage assessment and litigation -- deposit prohibited, HB 92
  Health, local boards of -- authorization to adopt and enforce institutional controls at federal superfund sites and at sites regulated under CERCLA, HB 331
  Pesticides that will not physically, chemically, or biologically degrade and pesticide or soil contaminated by that pesticide when subject to hazardous waste laws -- cleanup responsibility, HB 391
  Petroleum storage tanks, commercial motor fuel -- limiting financial obligation for corrective action and third-party damages for certain owners and operators, SB 465
  Petroleum tank release cleanup fund, reimbursement from -- eligibility requirements modified, HB 58
  Pipelines transporting hazardous and deleterious substances
    eminent domain, conditions for and modifying requirements to be met prior to condemnation, HB 573
    facility siting requirements, subject to, HB 574
  Remedial actions
    costs, removal of termination date for reimbursement fee and submission to electorate, HB 487
    institutional control provisions established and orphan share clarified, HB 486
  Underground storage tanks
    annual registration fee
      for tanks 1,100 gallons or less, increase and proration provided, HB 164
      for tanks over 1,100 gallons, increase and proration provided, HB 165
    fee increased, HB 158
    heating oil for on-premises use, storage tanks eliminated from provisions, SB 316
    inspections required and closure of certain tanks, HB 158
    inspector licenses
      applicants' reexamination, new fee for, HB 162
      applications and examinations, new fee for, HB 159
      authorization, HB 158
      duplicate, new fee for issuance, HB 163
      renewal, annual -- new fee for, HB 160
      study guides for licensees, new fee for production and distribution, HB 161
    installer licensing and permitting to include tank inspectors and licensure authorized, HB 158
    licensing and permitting, responsibilities transferred, HB 73

HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE ADVISORY BOARD AND TRUST FUND
  Creation, HB 131

HEALTH AND PREVENTION FUNDING ADVISORY BOARD
  Creation, HB 131

HEALTH AND PREVENTION GRANTS, LOCAL PROGRAM
  Creation, HB 131

HEALTHCARE CONVERSION TRANSACTION ACT, NONPROFIT, SB 322

HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS AND HEALTH CARE ENDOWMENT PROGRAM
  Study of economics and development of program, SB 385

HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
  Ambulatory surgical facilities, registration as entities allowed to possess dangerous drugs -- requiring adoption of rules for, SB 478
  Billing information
    facilities urged to provide consumers with simple and straightforward information, HJR 22
    itemized, to provide at no charge upon request to patient or patient's representative, HB 384
  Millennium change, computer errors and resulting harm caused by -- immunity, SB 16
  Mistreatment of a patient, offense of -- creation, SB 75
  Revision of provisions generally, SB 116

HEALTH CARE INFORMATION
  Cap on amount health care provider may charge for copying, SB 399
  Constitutional amendment extending right of privacy in individually identifiable health care information to state and nongovernmental persons, firms, corporations, and institutions, SB 102
  Constitutionally protected material, clarification of the showing necessary for the discovery of, SB 221
  Insurance institutions, insurance producers, or insurance-support organizations -- restricting disclosure, SB 103
  Workers' compensation claims, clarification of disclosure related to, HB 557

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
  Motor vehicles -- exemption from foreign vehicle registration for persons practicing in rural, medically underserved areas, SB 71

HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS
  Cigarette excise tax, local option -- to fund, HB 365
  Health care trust fund, interest and income appropriated for, SB 323

HEALTH CARE-RELATED PROBLEMS
  Tobacco settlement proceeds, allocation from, HB 372

HEALTH CARE TRUST FUND
  Creation, constitutional amendment for, SB 323

HEALTH FACILITY AUTHORITY
  Appointments to, SR 5
  Coal tax trust fund, authorization for administration of specific amount for capital projects, HB 44

HEALTH INSURANCE, See INSURANCE, DISABILITY

HEALTH, LOCAL BOARDS OF
  City-county boards, authority for joint creation extended to all classes of cities, HB 319
  County commissioners, board of -- discretion allowed in setting number of members of county board of health, HB 230
  Federal superfund sites and sites regulated under CERCLA, authorization to adopt and enforce institutional controls at, HB 331
  Subdivision, sanitation in -- authority modified and clarified, SB 433

HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS
  Charges, explanation of determination to be provided by insurer, HB 156
  Comprehensive Health Association
    inclusion as members and providing notification requirement, HB 136
    membership required, HB 536, HB 538
  Genetic information -- standards for collection, use, and disclosure, HB 111
  Medicaid managed care mental health services, provisions applicable to, HB 554
  Medicaid program, law governing organizations to apply to services provided through contracts with state or state agencies, SB 491
  Peace officers, game wardens, firefighters, or volunteer firefighters dying within course and scope of employment -- renewal or continuation of coverage for spouse or dependents, SB 99
  Stop-loss or excess-loss insurance policies not directly paying individual health care claims, regulation, SB 129

HEALTH SECURITY SYSTEM
  Creation, SB 511

HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATIONS
  Charges, explanation of determination to be provided by insurer, HB 156
  Genetic information -- standards for collection, use, and disclosure, HB 111
  Naturopathic physicians, coverage for services provided by, SB 388
  Peace officers, game wardens, firefighters, or volunteer firefighters dying within course and scope of employment -- renewal or continuation of coverage for spouse or dependents, SB 99
  Stop-loss or excess-loss insurance policies not directly paying individual health care claims, regulation, SB 129

HEARING AID DISPENSERS
  Dispensing fees revised, SB 108

HEARING AID DISPENSERS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

HIGHER EDUCATION, COMMISSIONER OF
  Appropriation, HB 2
  University system employee group benefit plans, development authorized, HB 421
  Vocational and technical education state plan, requiring superintendent of public instruction and commissioner to work cooperatively on, SB 393

HIGHWAY PATROL
  Funding source changed to general fund, SB 368
  Motor carrier safety standards, authorization to make arrests for violations, SB 47

HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
  Guaranteed annual benefit adjustment, removal of provision that stops adjustment if recipient becomes active member of another retirement system, SB 295
  Purchase of service for periods of illness or injury, provision for, HB 182

HIGHWAYS
  Alcohol tax incentive, funding moved from highway trust fund to state general fund, SB 297
  Bridge easements on rights-of-way, clarification, SB 418
  Construction and work zones, speed limit signs -- posting requirements revised, HB 187
  Construction clear zone, leaving highway construction vehicles and equipment or private vehicles in -- prohibited, HB 565
  Construction contracts, time for final payment, HB 532
  Contracts for highway projects with bidders whose operations are not headquartered in United States prohibited unless reciprocity agreement is in place and exception, SB 330
  Federal surface transportation program, authorizing use of federal secondary highway and urban highway funds for, SB 397
  Financial districts
    additional district added for fund allocations, HB 670
    apportioned primary highway system funds, allowing transfer within and between, HB 561
  Lewis and Clark Highway, designation by board of county commissioners of roads as adjuncts to and providing for funding, HB 439
  Maintenance in certain counties, pilot program for contracting with private sector to perform and advisory panel established to design project plan, HB 460
  Motor vehicle regulations, See generally MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
  Pipelines, allowing location in rights-of-way under certain conditions, SB 464
  Rights-of-way granted by federal government, acceptance and provisions for, HB 635
  Sanding during winter months, restrictions, HB 377
  Scenic-historic byways program, creation, SB 421
  Secondary roads, paved -- revision of laws concerning, SB 333
  Transportation Commission membership revised to include that one member be current or former highway construction contractor, SB 356
  Visitor information centers, signs identifying -- requirements, SB 89
  Weed control
    construction materials to be free of noxious weeds and cost reimbursement, HB 345
    gasoline dealers' license tax allocation for/transfer from highway nonrestricted account for, SB 164
    landowner's liability for alternative measures when objecting to weed district control measures, HB 221

HISTORICAL SOCIETY
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 9
  Board of trustees, appointments to, SR 4
  Lodging facility use tax, use of funds revised, HB 286
  Montana Arts Council duties transferred to, HB 335

HISTORIC SITES, See ANTIQUITIES

HOLIDAYS
  State holidays, eliminating election day and adding day before christmas day, HB 469

HOLMES, J.D.
  Resolution honoring life and career, HJR 36

HOME CARE WORKERS
  Criminal history background checks required, prohibiting background checks based on fingerprints, and submission to electorate of the increase in number of employers required to conduct and subject to fee, SB 402, SB 403

HOME INSPECTION TRADE PRACTICES ACT, SB 210

HOMEOWNERS' RIGHTS
  Protection by general revision of laws that may infringe on those rights, HB 441

HOME SCHOOLS
  Income tax exemption for parents or guardians for each dependent in, HB 510
  Requirements abolished, HB 242

HOMOSEXUALITY
  Definition of “deviate sexual relations” revised, HB 449
  Hate crimes amended to include sexual orientation, SB 66

HORSERACING
  Video gambling machine licensee operating racetrack where live horseraces are held, machines available for play -- requirements and payout in purses to include gross income after payment of machine tax and deductions, HB 297

HORSERACING, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 5

HOSPITAL DISTRICTS
  Governing body, election or appointment provisions revised, SB 488

HOTELS AND LODGING ESTABLISHMENTS
  Health security fund tax, SB 511
  Lottery tickets and chances sold in, subject to resort tax, HB 140

HOUSING AUTHORITIES, MUNICIPAL
  Drugs, dangerous -- criminal sale on or within 1,000' of premises, enhanced penalty, HB 293
  Street gang-related felony committed on or within 1,000' of authority, enhanced term of incarceration, HB 292

HOUSING, BOARD OF
  Affordable housing loan fund -- establishment, administration, and appropriation to fund, SB 349
  Appointments to, SR 5
  Rental housing for lower-income tenants, allocation of low-income housing tax credits to owner to qualify property tax exemption, SB 167

HOUSING LOAN FUND, AFFORDABLE, SB 349

HOUSING TRUST FUND AND ADVISORY COUNCIL
  Creation, SB 277

HUMAN RIGHTS, COMMISSION FOR
  Appointments to, SR 5

HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS, See DISCRIMINATION

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INDIAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION, MONTANA
  Creation, HB 597

INDIAN AFFAIRS, COMMITTEE ON
  Elimination, SB 11
  Indian Affairs, State Commission on -- request to study proposal to create, HJR 12

INDIAN AFFAIRS, STATE COORDINATOR OF
  Economic development, assistance to tribes -- clarification of responsibilities, HB 670

INDIANS
  Bison, carry capacity on public lands adjacent to yellowstone national park -- development of management plan, HB 643
  Community colleges, tribally controlled -- financial assistance for resident nonbeneficiary students required, HB 34
  Cultural heritage, state's recognition and commitment to establish educational goals that will preserve cultural integrity -- implementation of constitutional provisions, HB 528
  Economic development, certified communities program -- participation allowed, HB 524
  Family assistance plan under Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, state funding provided to tribes that implement, HB 551
  Federal sporting goods excise taxes, providing for distribution between state and tribal governments for wildlife and fish management purposes, HB 438
  Hays-Lodge Pole School District, appropriation for rebuilding lodge pole elementary school, HB 568
  Health care providers, urban -- allocation of tobacco settlement proceeds, HB 372
  Hunting and fishing on or off reservations, provisions for and terminating state-tribal cooperative agreement between confederated salish and kootenai tribes of flathead indian reservation and state, HB 427
  Motor vehicle license plates, sovereign nation -- authorization and fee imposition submitted to electorate, SB 160, SB 161
  Native American Economic Development Act of 1999, HB 670
  Natural Resources Council, creation, HB 438
  Procurement, state -- cooperative purchasing provisions to include participation by tribal procurement unit, HB 201
  School district hiring preference for on-reservation employment, establishment of policy for, HB 529
  “Squaw” -- state agencies to compile list of/identify all geographic features and places containing term and to remove from maps, signs, or markers and providing for appointment of advisory group to develop replacement names, HB 412
  State-tribal cooperative agreements provisions, revision to clarify general and detailed contents, HB 426
  Trade missions and state boards and commissions promoting state growth and development, request for tribal representation on, HJR 24
  Transportation Commission membership revised to include one member having specific knowledge of indian culture and tribal transportation needs, SB 356
  Treasure state endowment program, participation allowed, HB 524
  Wildlife and fish management programs, HB 438
  Wild medicinal plants, moratorium on harvest or removal from state lands -- notification and memorandum of understanding requirements, SB 178

INDUSTRIAL HEMP
  Agricultural and industrial product, as -- federal government requested to repeal restrictions on production of, HR 2

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  Construction liens, electronic filing and perfection -- pilot program for, SB 476
  Courts, user surcharge for funding
    termination date eliminated/extended and submission to electorate for extension, HB 41, HB 49
    termination date extended or on the occurrence of a contingency eliminated/submission to electorate for extension, HB 104
  Driving records contained in computer storage devices, use of certified reproductions allowed, SB 94
  Elections
    campaign contributions, disclosure on internet, HB 350
    registration and voting actions through internet for overseas electors authorized, HB 241
    write-in candidates, filing of declarations for nomination or of intent, HB 175
  Electronic transactions with state agencies and local government units, provision for, HB 188
  Environmental Quality, Department of -- research and information responsibilities, incorporating use of new technology, HB 596
  General obligation bonds issued for projects and appropriation of proceeds, HB 15
  Millennium change, computer errors and resulting harm caused by
    governmental entities and health care facilities, immunity, SB 16
    liability limited and governmental immunity provided, SB 16
    public employees' and teachers' retirement boards, liability limited and immunity provided, HB 84
  Obscene or otherwise illegal material during internet use on public elementary, secondary, and postsecondary school computers -- filtering and blocking of access to, HB 376
  Political practices, commissioner of -- online internet access to information collected by, appropriation for, HB 258, HB 350
  Public records, public access to nonprint records -- revision of laws related to, HB 578
  Small business corporation deduction for donation of computer equipment to schools, elimination, SB 519
  State agencies using electronic mail to accept public comment electronically and dissemination of electronic mail address and documents required and fees prohibited, HB 616
  Telecommunications services, avoidance of charges for -- providing that it is a crime to publish certain information by computer to aid in, SB 326
  Telemedicine certificate, requirements and exceptions, HB 399
  Telephone company license tax, internet access services not taxable under, SB 192
  Y2K problem, encouraging people of Montana to prepare for possible disruptions of supplies and services as result of, HJR 32

INSTITUTIONS
  Inmate placed in state institution other than prison, liability of department of corrections for costs of care, HB 500

INSTRUMENTS
  Filing fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 284

INSURANCE
  Compliance self-evaluative privilege, establishment, SB 513
  Discrimination based on sex or marital status eliminated, HB 497
  Fraud provisions, automobile glass -- violator of prohibition against offering form of incentive or rebate to pay deductible related to sale, repair, or replacement subject to, HB 154
  Hail insurance payments changed from property tax levy to fee assessment, SB 184
  Information and privacy protection, revision of provisions, SB 103
  Medicaid managed care mental health services, contract provisions applicable to, HB 554
  Motor vehicles, See MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS, Liability insurance
  Revision of laws generally, HB 100
  Service contract insurance, mechanical breakdown insurance, prepaid legal plan, involuntary unemployment insurance, gap insurance, and gap amount -- definitions provided, HB 100
  Violations of insurance code, statute of limitations provided for actions for, HB 47

INSURANCE, CASUALTY
  Automobile glass
    installation and other repairs -- information given by insurers clarified, unfair trade practice established, claims provisions, and discrimination prohibited, HB 506
    prohibition against offering form of incentive or rebate to pay deductible related to sale, repair, or replacement -- clarification, HB 154
  Cancellation or nonrenewal prohibited on basis of single loss when, HB 155
  Marital status, premium discounts or rating or premium reductions based on -- allowing, SB 319
  Motor vehicle casualty insurance association, low-income -- establishment, HB 157
  Motor Vehicle Repair Parts Disclosure and Consent Act, HB 181
  Motor vehicles, aftermarket/nonoriginal crash repair parts -- insurers prohibited from authorizing or requiring use without permission/consent from insured or claimant, SB 263

INSURANCE, COMMISSIONER OF, See also specific INSURANCE heading
  Comprehensive Health Association Board, membership authority and provisions revised, HB 136
  Consultant's license applicants, waiver of examination requirement when, SB 304
  Fees collected by, deposit revised and authorization for rebate or credit of fees to match appropriations, SB 447
  Life insurance policy and sales illustrations and annuity disclosure, adoption of rules pertaining to, HB 171
  Motor vehicle casualty insurance association, low-income -- rulemaking authority, HB 157

INSURANCE COMPLIANCE SELF-EVALUATIVE PRIVILEGE ACT, SB 513

INSURANCE, DISABILITY
  Charges, explanation of determination to be provided by insurer, HB 156
  Chemical dependency benefits, mandatory -- changing inpatient, outpatient, and lifetime benefits and excluding medical detoxification, HB 512
  Children's health insurance program
    cigarette tax increase for state matching funds and offsetting costs associated with medicaid participation, HB 60
    enactment of children's health insurance program act, SB 81
    simplified application and process for health care, requiring development and implementation, SB 364
  Child support, parents ineligible for health insurance -- monthly medicaid reimbursement requirement deleted, HB 127
  Comprehensive Health Association and board
    assessment of 1% on members and submission to electorate, HB 537
    establishing fixed annual assessment amount, allowing supplemental appropriations and borrowing from general fund/board of investments, and requiring health maintenance organizations to be members of, HB 536
    health maintenance organizations, membership required and submission to electorate, HB 536, HB 538
    provisions revised and inclusion of and providing notification requirement for health maintenance organizations, HB 136
  Contraceptive drugs, devices, and services -- coverage for, HB 400
  Economic development corporations/organizations, nonprofit -- allowing employees to be considered as city or county employees for purpose of participation in health insurance contracts or plans, HB 250
  Employee health benefit plans, tax credit for contributions for certain employers, HB 240
  Employee health care plan, employer's option to apply a minimum wage increase toward the plan, HB 249
  Genetic information -- standards for collection, use, and disclosure, HB 111
  Group disability or group hospital or medical service plans, conversion provisions revised, SB 369
  Health care treatment decisions, responsibilities of health carriers and managed care entities, HB 607
  Legislators involuntarily terminated because of term limits, continuation of health insurance benefits, HB 13
  Maternity coverage required, HB 497
  Medical care savings accounts, county employees authorized to use insurance contract or plan in conjunction with and providing for contributions, HB 619
  Mental health conditions, parity of coverage for, SB 209
  Mental illness, severe -- parity of coverage for, SB 219
  Montana State Hospital, retirement incentive and health insurance/severance benefits for certain employees, HB 660
  Multiple employee welfare arrangements, applicability of mandatory coverage for inborn errors of metabolism, HB 266
  Naturopathic physicians, health benefit plans may not prohibit individual from self-referral to/addition to freedom of choice in selection provision, SB 388
  Peace officers, game wardens, firefighters, or volunteer firefighters dying within course and scope of employment -- renewal or continuation of coverage for spouse or dependents, SB 99
  Phenylketonuria -- coverage revised to include all inborn errors of metabolism and requiring coverage for medical foods, medical supplies, prescription drugs, and certain corrective lenses, HB 266
  Small employer health insurance
    carriers prohibited from considering as eligible employees those who have waived coverage because of other existing health insurance coverage, SB 115
    individual health benefit plan, not applicable if eligible employee or dependent is reimbursed by small employer for any part of plan premiums when, HB 504
    reinsurance program and board eliminated and providing transition for persons already ceded to reinsurance program, SB 347
  State employee group benefits
    catastrophic coverage and medical care savings account plan created, HB 324
    state contribution increased, HB 13
  State employees, income tax credit for premiums made/paid by for certain dependents and limitations, SB 175
  Tax credit for providing for employees, elimination, SB 519
  Temporomandibular dysfunctions -- insurance discrimination prohibited for medically necessary treatment of muscles, bones, or joints of jaw and face, HB 428

INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION, CASUALTY AND PROPERTY
  Annual assessment, establishment, SB 378
  Assessment fee increase and submission to electorate, SB 377

INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION, LIFE AND HEALTH
  Annual assessment, establishment, SB 414
  Assessment fee increase and submission to electorate, SB 379

INSURANCE, LIFE
  Policy and sales illustrations and annuity disclosure, adoption of rules pertaining to, HB 171

INSURANCE PRODUCERS, ADJUSTERS, CONSULTANTS, AND ADMINISTRATORS
  Consultant's license applicants, waiver of examination requirement when, SB 304
  Continuing education
    course review and late renewal fees, establishing in statute rather than by rule, SB 132
    insurance producers, requirements removed, HB 507
  Information and privacy protection, revision of provisions, SB 103

INSURANCE, PROPERTY
  Automobile glass
    installation and other repairs -- information given by insurers clarified, unfair trade practice established, claims provisions, and discrimination prohibited, HB 506
    prohibition against offering form of incentive or rebate to pay deductible related to sale, repair, or replacement -- clarification, HB 154
  Cancellation or nonrenewal prohibited on basis of single loss when, HB 155
  Marital status, allowing premium discounts or rating or premium reductions based on, SB 319

INSURANCE, SURETY
  Cancellation or nonrenewal prohibited on basis of single loss when, HB 155

INSURERS REGULATION GENERALLY
  Certificate of authority, fee increase and submission to electorate, SB 130
  Fees and license fees, replacement with flat fee, SB 132
  Genetic information -- standards for collection, use, and disclosure, HB 111
  Investments by, revision of provisions generally, SB 107
  Limited-benefit policies, incurred-loss ratio disclosure at time of policy application, HB 46
  Stop-loss or excess-loss insurance policies not directly paying individual health care claims, regulation, SB 129

INTERIM STUDIES
  Cluster development and preservation of agricultural land or open space, options that could be implemented by local governments to provide incentives for, SJR 21
  Committee functions and process revised, SB 11
  Competition by state political subdivisions with private sector, effects of, HB 515
  Contracts with private sector vendors, of state's laws and procedures that govern, SJR 9
  Death penalty -- imposition, carrying out of, and rationale for keeping as one form of punishment, SJR 19
  Declaration of state of emergency declared in 1933 -- declaring an end and that all legislative actions taken by extraordinary session of 23rd legislative assembly are rescinded/to be reviewed for current need, and providing legislation be developed by committee to implement the declaration, HB 623
  Eminent domain, use of power of and existing statutes related to, HJR 34
  Firearms records checks of purchasers, methods for state law alternative method for, HB 566
  Fish and wildlife resources conservation and management, sources and levels of funding for and historic and current departmental responsibilities, HJR 33
  I.M.No. 37 -- fiscal effects, revenue implications, potential state liability for a takings action, impact on school equalization revenue, and socioeconomic impacts of, HJR 39
  Indian Affairs, Committee on -- proposal to create a state commission on indian affairs, HJR 12
  Judicial districts, necessity of redistricting, HB 339
  Juvenile probation officer employment and salary issues, HJR 38
  Legislature, televising/broadcasting deliberations of, HJR 18
  Local governments and local officials, of laws affecting, HJR 29
  Managed mental health care, privatization, HJR 35
  Mortgage lending and lenders, SB 482
  Nonprofit corporations or purely public charities, property or income used in or generated by commercial enterprise -- advisability of retaining or eliminating tax-exempt status for, HB 516
  Sentencing statutes, data information collection and management, and issues related to, SJR 14
  University system, education interim committee to study administration and funding of, SJR 16
  Women's prison issues, HJR 37
  Workers' compensation, current level of benefits paid to injured workers and the frequency of indemnity claims, SJR 15

INTERNET, See generally INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

INVESTMENTS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 5
  Coal tax trust funds, investment in economic activities -- urging statutory limit be reached, HJR 6
  Comprehensive Health Association, borrowing from board allowed, HB 536
  Infrastructure loan amounts -- reducing minimum amount, reduction in minimum number of jobs created, and increase in maximum amount, HB 237
  Positions for which board may establish salaries revised and authority to repair property owned by board eliminated/revised, HB 32
  Science and Technology, Board of -- investments by, management transferred from department of commerce, HB 480

IRRIGATION
  Pipelines, in-state -- exemption from facility siting when used exclusively for irrigation of agricultural crops, SB 141
  Water rights, voluntary sharing confirmed and voluntary pooling allowed, HB 195

IRRIGATION DISTRICTS
  Board of control, member at large may be nonlandowner representative of person or entity receiving water from a member district, HB 571
  Governing body, election or appointment provisions revised, SB 488

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JOB CREATION AND INVESTMENT
  Tax incentives for, SB 200

JOB CREATION LOAN PROGRAM
  Job credit interest rate reduction for participation, requirement removed that only small businesses may receive, HB 237

JOBS AND INCOME, MONTANA COMMISSION ON
  Establishment, HB 238
  Treasure state endowment program projects, review of proposals and transfer of approval authority to, SB 170

JOBS AND INCOME PROGRAM
  Appropriations for, HB 252

JUDGES AND JUSTICES, See also specific court
  Retired judges or justices called for duty, compensation revised, HB 244
  Term limits, constitutional amendment for imposition, SB 41

JUDGES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
  Appropriation, HB 3
  Guaranteed annual benefit adjustment, removal of provision that stops adjustment if recipient becomes active member of another retirement system, SB 295
  Involuntary termination of member after completing at least 12 years service, full service retirement benefit provided regardless of age, HB 383
  Optional benefits, certain benefits to revert back to regular retirement benefits upon member's request if contingent annuitant dies or marriage is dissolved and settlement or family law order does not entitle them to optional benefit, SB 457

JUDGMENTS AND DECREES
  Lien foreclosure, lienholder required to pay attorney fees in addition to costs if lienholder rejects defendant's offer of judgment, HB 361
  Public contracts, providing that state's liability for interest and attorney fees provided in chapter 508, laws of 1997, is retroactive to and applies to contracts in effect on may 1, 1997, SB 463
  Statute of limitations for commencement of action upon, conformance to other limitation periods when rendered in court not of record, SB 191

JUDICIAL BRANCH
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 4

JUDICIAL DISTRICTS
  Redistricting, interim study of necessity, HB 339
  22nd judicial district, creation and providing additional judges for 11th and 20th districts, SB 273

JUNKYARDS
  Elimination of regulations and restrictions pertaining to, HB 169

JURIES AND JURORS
  City or justice's court, misdemeanor cases -- defendant not limited to single jury trial, SB 190
  Clarification of provisions and out-of-date provisions deleted, HB 382
  Criminal prosecutions, jeopardy attaches when jury is empaneled and sworn -- clarification, SB 201
  Death penalty, judge may impose only if jury in a jury trial has unanimously recommended imposition, SB 503
  Waiver of trial by jury in felony criminal cases, requirement that it be in writing eliminated, HB 147

JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF
  Alcoholic beverages, duties and responsibilities, See generally ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 3, HB 4, HB 92, HB 135, HB 402, HB 648
  Criminalistics Laboratory, director to assist in hiring of personnel, HB 327
  Gambling, responsibilities, See generally GAMBLING
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Motor carrier safety program transferred from, SB 47
  Motor vehicles, responsibilities, See generally MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
  Protective service professionals, pay increases -- appropriation for, HB 135

JUSTICES' COURTS
  Appeal, notice of -- dismissal for failure to timely file required undertaking, HB 204
  Corporations suing or defending suits on debts, allowing representation in court by person not an attorney or by corporate director or officer, HB 227
  Jurisdiction, dollar amount increased and criminal jurisdiction revised, HB 204
  Justices of the peace
    allowable number increased, HB 204
    term of office clarified, SB 231
  Landlord/tenant issues, landlord may be represented by person who manages or works for entity that manages property for landlord, SB 456
  Misdemeanor cases, defendant not limited to single jury trial -- clarification, SB 190

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LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
  Disputes, employment-related -- revision of processes for resolving, HB 592
  Drug and alcohol testing, state to implement qualified testing program to test prospective new public officers and employees as condition of hire, HB 489
  Employee health benefit plans, tax credit for contributions for certain employers, HB 240
  Employee ownership development services, departmental responsibility revised, SB 4
  Employers' liability claims administration, loss control, and other related services -- authorization for contracts with public or private entities to provide, SB 234
  Employer who discloses employment information about former or current employee's employment-related performance to prospective employer, limits on liability, SB 271
  Employment application fee prohibited, SB 387
  Health security system payroll tax phasein, option, and credit, SB 511
  Home care workers -- criminal history background checks required, prohibiting background checks based on fingerprints, and submission to electorate of the increase in number of employers required to conduct and subject to fee, SB 402, SB 403
  Liveable Wage for Families Act, SB 440
  Live-in home companionship services for individuals unable to care for themselves, exemption from minimum wage and overtime provisions, SB 245
  Marital status discrimination, clarification, SB 67
  Minimum wage increase and providing employer the option to apply the increase toward a bona fide employee health care plan, HB 249
  Political activity -- authorization requirements for withholding of wages, salary, or dues for, HB 521
  Ridesharing arrangements, immunity for employers for injuries or damages sustained by employees in, SB 477
  Unions, urging support of right of workers to form for purpose of collective bargaining, SJR 6, HJR 16
  Veterans' employment preference provisions, revision, SB 90
  Wage and tax laws, employer's noncompliance with federal or state -- state departments to share information about, HB 547
  Wage claim disputes, revision of processes for resolving, HB 592
  Workers' Freedom Act, HB 122
  Wrongful discharge, employer's right to present full defense not limited by answer to discharged employee's request for reasons for discharge, SB 271

LABOR AND INDUSTRY, COMMISSIONER OF
  Prevailing wage districts for nonconstruction services, requirements, SB 229

LABOR AND INDUSTRY, DEPARTMENT OF
  Apprenticeship instruction program, lottery net proceeds to support, HB 21
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 3, HB 4, HB 252, HB 495
  Independent contractor status application, jurisdiction transferred from, HB 592
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Liveable wages, employers receiving public financial assistance to provide -- monitoring for compliance, SB 440
  Occupational disease compensation and benefit issues, jurisdiction transferred from, HB 592
  Occupational health provisions, responsibilities transferred to, SB 21
  Small business registration and licensing plan, board of review -- commissioner's participation eliminated, SB 26
  Trade groups that wish to improve workplace safety and purchase group insurance, authorization for certification, SB 223
  Workers' compensation and benefit issues, jurisdiction transferred from, HB 592
  Workers' compensation, responsibilities, See generally WORKERS' COMPENSATION

LABOR APPEALS, BOARD OF
  Appointment to, SR 5
  Elimination, HB 592
  Substitute member, selection and services, HB 179

LAKES
  Fish pond licenses for persons owning or lawfully controlling private fish pond or natural/artificial lake or pond on private property, HB 387
  Personal watercraft, no-wake zone increased, SB 329
  Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area, reserved water rights compact between united states fish and wildlife service and state of Montana, SB 216

LAND COMMISSIONERS, BOARD OF
  Forest land report to trust beneficiaries, requirements, SB 411
  Membership change, constitutional amendment for, HB 484

LANDLORD AND TENANT
  Abandoned mobile homes, providing landlord with method of disposal after notice to owner and lienholder, HB 614
  County water or sewer district and municipal water or sewer system governing body prohibited from/establishing requirements to be met before requiring property owner to pay outstanding charges for services when they are incurred by renter, SB 74
  Justices' courts, landlord/tenant issues -- landlord may be represented by person who manages or works for entity that manages property for landlord, SB 456

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
  Revision of provisions generally, HB 553

LAND USE PLANNING
  Cluster development and preservation of agricultural land or open space, requesting interim study of options that could be implemented by local governments to provide incentives for, SJR 21
  Cluster developments, transferable development rights in exchange for preservation of open space land, SB 383
  Lodging facility use tax, allocation to and use by local government, HB 273

LAW
  Montana Code Annotated, revision and clarification generally, HB 38

LAW ENFORCEMENT
  Fish, Wildlife, and Parks -- Department of, conformance with practices of other law enforcement entities, HB 591
  Forensic science, specimens of evidence to be performed for state and local law enforcement officers -- clarification, HB 327
  Motor vehicle accidents, dollar amount of property damage increased for written report requirements, HB 371
  Probation officers, part-time -- allowing law enforcement officer to be, SB 24
  Reserve officer residency requirements amended, SB 1
  Schools -- notification of youth involved in drug use or other criminal activity, school authorized to expel or to refuse to accept youth, and education records to law enforcement when, HB 310
  Sexual or violent offender addresses, dissemination allowed when, HB 76
  Special services officers, provision for, SB 1
  Telephone service providers, court order allowing use of pen register or trap and trace device in criminal investigations, SB 8

LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COMMITTEE
  State lottery audits, procedure and content revised, HB 140
  Termination scheduled for state agency programs, powers and duties regarding and performance audit requirements, HB 501

LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR
  Motor vehicles, state-owned -- ethanol purchase records, review requirement eliminated, HB 23

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
  Appropriations, HB 1, HB 2

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  Eminent domain, request for interim committee to study use of power of and existing statutes related to, HJR 34
  Fish and wildlife resources conservation and management, request for interim committee to study sources and levels of funding for and to study historic and current departmental responsibilities, HJR 33
  Women's prison issues, request for interim committee to study, HJR 37
  Workers' compensation, request for interim committee to study current level of benefits paid to injured workers and the frequency of indemnity claims, SJR 15

LEGISLATIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE
  Comprehensive Health Association, semiannual report required, HB 536
  Managed mental health care, privatization -- to study and oversee, HJR 35

LEGISLATIVE FISCAL ANALYST
  Ballot issues, duties prescribed, HB 636

LEGISLATIVE SERVICES DIVISION
  Appropriations, HB 1, HB 25, HB 83, HB 404
  Veterans' Needs, Committee on -- establishment as permanent committee and appropriation, HB 25

LEGISLATURE
  Administrative rulemaking notes for bills containing sections that may be implemented by administrative rules, HB 197
  Administrative rules
    proposals, economic impact statement upon request of 15 legislators, HB 198
    review responsibilities revised, SB 11
  Aging, statewide and community issues -- biennial/annual report by department of public health and human services required, HB 275
  Appropriation, HB 1
  Bills and resolutions introduced in legislative session, limiting number of and procedures for governing requests for preparation, HB 410
  Bills introduced in legislative session, constitutional amendment to limit, HB 409
  Bull trout and cutthroat trout recovery/enhancement program -- progress report, anticipated expenses, and related projections submitted to, HB 647
  Campaign expenditure limits, mandatory for specific offices, HB 451
  Candidate to reside in legislative district that candidate seeks to represent and in district that legislator was elected to represent, constitutional amendment requiring, HB 271
  Chief water judge, appointment by supreme court -- senate concurrence, SR 3
  Committee of the whole -- legislator to vote on all matters unless absent, excused, or has conflict of interest, SB 395
  Conflict of interest, vote by legislator after disclosure of conflict, SB 12
  Declaration of state of emergency declared in 1933 -- declaring an end and that all legislative actions taken by extraordinary session of 23rd legislative assembly are rescinded/to be reviewed for current need, and providing legislation be developed by committee to implement the declaration, HB 623
  Electric utility industry restructuring, transition advisory committee -- legislative membership increased, HB 404
  Family impact notes, provisions for, HB 625
  Fiscal notes, bill sponsor allowed to rebut contents and requiring potential constitutional violation identified during preparation to be described in, HB 268
  Governor's appointments, senate concurrence, SR 4, SR 5, SR 6, SR 7
  Health care trust fund, dedication of portion of tobacco settlement proceeds to -- constitutional amendment for, SB 323
  Health insurance benefits for legislators involuntarily terminated because of term limits, continuation, HB 13
  Interim committee functions revised, SB 11
  Interim studies, See INTERIM STUDIES
  Interstate organizations, membership flexibility provided, SB 11
  Pay increase, HB 13
  Pay option of remuneration for services performed, elimination, HB 56
  Revenue, Department of -- settlement by, may not bind future legislature, SB 46
  Rules to govern proceedings
    house of representatives, HR 1
    joint rules, SJR 1
    senate, SR 1
      clarification of certain rules, SR 2
  Tax changes resulting in local revenue loss or increased tax burden, constitutional amendment to prohibit legislature from enacting, SB 529
  Teachers' Retirement System, membership rights of legislators clarified, HB 118
  Televising/broadcasting deliberations of, interim study requested, HJR 18
  Term limits, constitutional -- revision, SB 39
  Terms of members, constitutional amendment to increase number of years and to stagger terms of members of house of representatives, SB 43
  Treasure state endowment program projects, transfer of approval authority from, SB 170
  Water rights, large-scale changes -- legislative affirmance requirement limited to changes for out-of-state transportation and use, SB 9

LETTERS OF CREDIT
  Public fund deposits, letter of credit from federal home loan bank allowed as collateral, SB 317

LIBRARIES
  Interlibrary loans specified as not eligible for reimbursement and federation provisions revised, HB 125
  Mill levy election provision revised and bond issue purposes clarified, HB 107
  Public library board, number of members revised, HB 223
  Public library districts with taxing authority, creation permitted, HB 152

LIENS
  Agisters' liens to include towing and storage liens, SB 165
  Construction liens, provisions revised, SB 476
  Crop dusting liens, 30 days' notice of intent prior to filing -- provision removed, SB 187
  Filing fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 284
  Foreclosure, lienholder required to pay attorney fees in addition to costs if lienholder rejects defendant's offer of judgment and providing lien may not be released until costs and attorney fees are paid, HB 361
  Mobile homes, abandoned -- providing landlord with method of disposal after notice to owner and lienholder, HB 614
  Motor vehicle towing and storage charges, possessory lien created for, SB 165
  Workers' compensation insurer payments for medical services, judgment lien for attorney compensation prohibited, SB 303, SB 390

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
  State vehicle to be powered by renewable fuels, HB 457
  Term limits, constitutional -- revision, SB 39

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES
  Foreign limited liability companies contracting with state, certificate of authority requirements, HB 150
  Revision of laws generally, HB 264
  Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, adoption, SB 435

LIVEABLE WAGE FOR FAMILIES ACT, SB 440

LIVESTOCK
  Alternative livestock ranches and alternative livestock, game farms and game farm animals to mean and provisions for, SB 361
  Brucellosis vaccination requirements revised, SB 196
  Dairies, industrial -- tax exemption for business personal property and livestock used by, SB 532
  Grazing districts, trespassing livestock procedures and fee revised, HB 444
  Herd districts
    annexing contiguous properties into existing district, petition process for, HB 373
    county to create a district of 1 square mile or more outside of incorporated cities, allowing, SB 177
  Mark or brand -- fee for recording, rerecording, or transferring increased and submission to electorate, SB 327
  Predator population increase presenting threat to livestock, wildlife, or public welfare -- county notification and open season allowed when, HB 440
  Property taxes on value of, constitutional amendment prohibiting, SB 528
  Trespassing livestock, impoundment provisions extended to unincorporated city or town when, HB 503

LIVESTOCK ADVISORY COUNCIL, ALTERNATIVE
  Creation and duties, SB 361

LIVESTOCK, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 7

LIVESTOCK, DEPARTMENT OF
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 4
  Bison management, authority and provisions revised, HB 643
  Game farms, regulatory authority transferred to, SB 361
  Predator bounty program, funding, SB 392
  Small business registration and licensing plan, board of review -- director's participation included, SB 26

LIVING TRUSTS
  Provisions made permanent and license application and renewal fees eliminated, SB 128

LOBBYING AND LOBBYISTS
  State employees and government entities, prohibited and exceptions, HB 535

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, See also CITIES AND TOWNS; COUNTIES
  Bond and debt limits revised, SB 516
  Breastfeeding -- prohibited from adopting ordinances prohibiting and providing that breastfeeding may not be considered a nuisance, indecent exposure, sexual conduct, or obscenity, SB 398
  Business equipment tax reduction, reimbursement for revenue loss, HB 86
    computation clarified, SB 15
  Casinos, zoning regulations governing -- authority clarified, HB 447
  Class 6 tax rate reduction and exemption reimbursement to local taxing jurisdictions, SB 200
  Class 8 tax rate reduction, reimbursement to local taxing jurisdiction, SB 200
  Cluster development and preservation of agricultural land or open space, requesting interim study of options that could be implemented by local governments to provide incentives for, SJR 21
  Cluster development subdivision regulations, authorization, SB 383
  Competition, freedom from government competition provisions and interim study requested, HB 515
  Competitive market, definition provided, HB 567
  Electronic transactions with state agencies and local government units, provision for, HB 188
  Federal land -- urging full funding of payments in lieu of taxes, the proper harvest of allowable sale quota for timber, and renewal of compact with state and local governments to contribute fair share of taxes on, HJR 19
  Fees, revision of laws authorizing governmental entities to charge and revision of statutes containing delegations to agencies to establish, SB 256
  Funding and structure, interim study, HB 622
  Growth policies, grants for development and implementation -- allocation of lodging facility use tax for, SB 407
  Hard-rock mining impacts, provisions revised, SB 502
  Infrastructure project grants, HB 11
  Interim Local Government Funding and Structure Study Committee, creation, HB 622
  Interim study of laws affecting local governments and local officials, HJR 29
  Local option income or sales/luxury taxes, imposition authorized if approved by electorate, SB 370, HB 393
  Local option motor fuel excise tax, revision of provisions, HB 397
  Lodging facility use tax, allocation and use, SB 407, HB 273
  Mobile homes abandoned and deserted -- authority to remove, recycle, and dispose of and funding, SB 366
  Motor vehicle licensing and registration, taxes and fees for -- distribution to local taxing units, SB 520
  Noncompete provisions, HB 515
  Parents, fundamental right to direct upbringing of their children -- interference prohibited, SB 152
  Property owner's protection of property from natural disasters, civil proceeding or prosecution prohibited for actions taken by owner, HB 441
  Property tax, state prohibited from levying for education and allowing locally imposed taxes for governmental purposes -- constitutional amendment for, SB 526
  School zones, department of transportation and local governments encouraged to establish uniform speed limit of 15 mph in, HJR 25
  Self-governing -- revising powers, modifying requirements for consistency with state regulation, and reducing number of mandatory provisions pertaining to, SB 512
  Smoking and nonsmoking
    areas authorized rather than required in buildings, HB 212
    policies for public spaces within government's jurisdiction, determination, HB 408
  Social security numbers, prohibiting use and exception, HB 637
  State agency programs scheduled for termination, requiring legislation exempting from unfunded mandate law the amounts required to be spent by local government units as result of, HB 501
  Subdivisions
    sanitation in, provisions revised, HB 666
    school facilities attributable to, collection of payments from subdividers to pay for all or part of capital costs, HB 434
  Tax and fee revenue losses, reimbursement, SB 520
  Tax changes resulting in local revenue loss or increased tax burden, constitutional amendment to prohibit legislature from enacting, SB 529
  Tax revenue lost because of reductions and exemptions, reimbursement, HB 678
  Telecommunications services providers, competition with -- prohibited, SB 332
  Treasure state endowment program projects not completed, reimbursement of funds advanced for, SB 170
  Venture star project, grants to local governments submitting proposals to locate project in Montana, HB 621

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING AND STRUCTURE STUDY COMMITTEE, INTERIM
  Creation, HB 622
  Review of state payments in lieu of taxes. SB 454

LODGING FACILITY USE TAX, See TAXATION, SALES

LONG-RANGE BUILDING PROGRAM
  Bonds, issuance authorized, HB 14

LONG-TERM CARE
  Health care economics and health care endowment program, study of economics and development of program, SB 385
  Medicare program, congress and executive branch of united states government urged to take action to require coverage of long-term care and prescription drug costs by, SJR 5

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
  Ombudsman, local -- appointment and funding, HB 276

LOTTERY, STATE
  Advertising and promotion restricted to print media and limiting amount of expenditure for promotion, SB 315
  Educational programs, net proceeds to fund, HB 21
  Gambling, lottery game based on or representing prohibited form of -- offering prohibited, SB 307
  Taxation of winnings, clarification, SB 106
  Tickets and chances, provisions revised and exemption from resort tax when, HB 140
  Unclaimed prizes, deposit into housing trust fund, SB 277

LOWER INCOME, PERSONS OF
  Affordable housing loan fund -- establishment, administration, and funding, SB 349
  Domestic violence account, civil legal assistance for indigent victims of -- establishment and funding, SB 505, SB 506, SB 507
  Motor vehicle casualty insurance association, low-income -- establishment, HB 157
  Public assistance, See PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
  Rental housing for lower-income tenants, property tax exemption when, SB 167

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MAIL SWEEPSTAKES
  Definition of prohibited gambling activities to include, SB 185

MALICIOUS INTIMIDATION OR HARASSMENT
  Sexual orientation included when relating to civil or human rights, SB 66

MALPRACTICE, MEDICAL
  Telemedicine, jurisdiction of medical legal panel, HB 399

MANSFIELD, MIKE
  Recognition of stellar career, the essential support of his wife maureen, and authorizing placement of statue on capitol complex commemorating that career, SJR 10

MAUSOLEUM-COLUMBARIUM ACT, SB 501

MC LAUGHLIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  Research and development, grant of invested funds, HB 265

MEDIATION
  Confidentiality in proceedings provided and creating mediation privilege for mediators and parties to, HB 593
  Employment-related issues -- required prior to contested case proceedings for cases involving wage and hour, uninsured employer fund, and independent contractor issues, HB 592

MEDICAID, See PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

MEDICAL EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 7

MEDICARE
  Congress and executive branch of United States government urged to take action to require coverage of long-term care and prescription drug costs by, SJR 5

MEDICINE AND MEDICAL CARE
  Automated external defibrillators (AEDS), provisions for use by public and private entities, HB 126
  Day care facilities, immunization requirements -- rule for medical or religious exemption to be provided, HB 415
  Medical gas piping, clarifying enforcement provisions, HB 641
  Telemedicine certificate, requirements and exceptions, HB 399
  Temporomandibular dysfunctions -- insurance discrimination prohibited for medically necessary treatment of muscles, bones, or joints of jaw and face, HB 428
  Wild medicinal plants, moratorium on harvest or removal from state lands, SB 178

MENTAL HEALTH MANAGED CARE OMBUDSMAN, OFFICE OF
  Creation, SB 534

MENTAL ILLNESS OR INCAPACITY
  Children with emotional disturbances, biennial report provisions on delivery of services deleted, SB 124
  Corrections, Department of -- transfer provisions for persons in custody of, SB 124
  Detention centers, diversion from of certain persons with mental disorders -- criteria clarified, SB 124
  Discharge planning, financial resources statement required, SB 124
  Driver's license applicants, requirements, SB 94
  Foster parents experiencing death of foster child, outpatient counseling services, SB 197
  Health care facility, definition clarified to exclude offices of private physical or mental health care professionals for licensure purposes, SB 116
  Insurance coverage, parity for
    mental health conditions, SB 209
    severe mental illness, SB 219
  Privatization of managed mental health care, interim study of/legislative finance committee to study and oversee, HJR 35
  Managed care providers, appropriation for payment to, HB 470
  Mental Health Managed Care Ombudsman, Office of -- creation, SB 534
  Mental health managed care system, incremental implementation and requiring contractor to comply with medicaid managed care laws, SB 534
  Mental health corporations, removal as entity allowed to join public employee retirement systems, HB 119
  Nonresident commitment, time provisions amended, SB 124
  Regional managed care system, implementation required, SB 534
  Voluntary admission and forms, requirements revised, SB 124

MICROBUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL
  Indians, representation on, HB 670

MICROBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
  Deposit requirements for interest earnings on loans/accounts, department of commerce to have first lien on funds and receivables of corporation receiving loan, and corporation allowed to choose accountant for annual audit, HB 302
  Indian reservations, enabling program to serve qualified organization operating on, HB 670

MIDWIVES
  Resuscitation certification required and eliminating requirement that physician supervisor be licensed under Title 37, chapter 3, SB 108

MILITARY AFFAIRS
  Absentee ballot provisions for oversees service members, federal provisions clarified and allowing transmission envelope to be used as voter registration form and as application for regular absentee ballot when, HB 362
  Military Selective Service Act, compliance required for employment and payment of certain student financial assistance funds, HB 234
  National guard
    federal laws, regulations, forms, precedents, and usages -- adoption of most recent version for use by, HB 36
    license plates for veterans or surviving spouses, SB 137, SB 139, SB 266
    power of attorney family care powers, 6-month limitation not applicable to certain members, HB 52
    university system tuition waiver, elimination, SB 238
  Power of attorney family care powers, 6-month limitation not applicable to certain members, HB 52
  Public Employees' Retirement System, qualification of certain active military service, SB 195

MILITARY AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 4, HB 5, HB 67
  Emergency Management Assistance Compact, administration, HB 173
  Search and rescue operations, funding -- account to be administered by disaster and emergency services division, HB 642

MILK CONTROL, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 5

MINES AND GEOLOGY, BUREAU OF
  Ground water characterization and monitoring programs, evaluation of additional opportunities for diversification of resources and funding, SB 248

MINES AND MINING, See also TAXATION, MINERALS
  Cyanide heap leach and vat leach open-pit gold and silver mining
    county authorization for/by initiative or referendum and continuation of operations begun prior to/that met certain conditions on november 3, 1998, SB 345
    present prohibition repealed and submitting repeal to electorate, SB 344
    prohibition and allowing certain existing uses, election for, SB 343
  Exploration incentive credits for activities involving locatable and leasable/exploration for mineral and coal deposits on certain land and tax deduction provided for donated exploration information, SB 265
  Gasoline tax and special fuel tax refunds and credits -- eligibility limited to applicants engaged in business of farming, ranching, mining, or operating railroad, SB 310
  Governor's Local Coal Impact Review Council, creation, HB 644
  Hard-rock mining impacts, provisions revised, SB 502
  I.M.No. 37 -- interim study requested of fiscal effects, revenue implications, potential state liability for a takings action, impact on school equalization revenue, and socioeconomic impacts of, HJR 39
  Mercury and ore-processing reagents and solvents, use limited by metal miners, HB 183
  Metal mine reclamation provisions, revision generally, HB 183
  Mining claims, affidavit of annual labor -- recording fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 283
  Mining or millsite claims, certificate of location -- recording fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 285
  Opencut mining
    noxious weed management plan, operators of certain operations required to have, HB 345
    revision of provisions generally, HB 183, HB 610
    soil and peat mining regulation transferred to, HB 183
  Phosphate mining, regulation, HB 183
    opencut mining act, deleted from, HB 610
  Reclamation projects
    reclamation and development grants program, reallocation of funds to provide for, SB 298
    resource indemnity and ground water assessment tax proceeds, allocation to, SB 492
  Uniform Hard-rock and Opencut Mining Enforcement Act, SB 313

MINIMUM WAGE, INCREASE, HB 249

MINORS, See also CHILD headings
  Business or organization providing services to, fingerprinting and name-based criminal background checks of applicants for paid or volunteer positions, HB 590
  Driver's licenses, See MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS, Driver's licenses
  Emotional disturbances, with -- biennial report provisions on delivery of services deleted, SB 124
  Fishing and hunting, youth combination sports license established and submission to electorate, HB 533, HB 534
  Foster parents experiencing death of foster child, mental health outpatient counseling services, SB 197
  Hunting by 12-year-old persons, clarification, SB 59
  Motor vehicle liability insurance, protection against unwarranted premium increases for, HB 88
  Pollutants, standards to protect children and pregnant women from health effects associated with exposures to, HB 600
  Walker's voice against tobacco state demonstration project education curriculum and media program against youth tobacco use, tobacco settlement proceeds for, HB 613

MINT AND MINT OIL PRODUCTION
  Mint Committee, powers clarified for contracting to promote research of and market development for mint, HB 254

MISSOULA MEMORIAL ROSE GARDEN
  Designation as State Veterans' Memorial Rose Garden and as a State Korean Conflict Veterans' Memorial, SB 352

MOBILE HOMES, TRAILERS, AND TRAILER PARKS
  Abandoned and deserted mobile homes
    landlords, providing with method of disposal after notice to owner and lienholder, HB 614
    local government authority to remove, recycle, and dispose of, SB 366

MONTANA AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE ACT, SB 342

MONTANA ARTS COUNCIL
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 5
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 4, HB 9
  Elimination, HB 335

MONTANA CHARITABLE SOLICITATIONS ACT, HB 280

MONTANA CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT, SB 204

MONTANA CHIROPRACTIC LEGAL PANEL
  Appropriation, HB 2

MONTANA CONSENSUS COUNCIL
  Statutory authorization and providing for board of directors and executive director, HB 117

MONTANA DEFERRED DEPOSIT LOAN ACT, HB 526

MONTANA ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS WITH STATE AGENCIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS ACT, HB 188

MONTANA EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION ACT, HB 378

MONTANA FAMILY RIGHTS ACT, SB 152

MONTANA FREEDOM FROM GOVERNMENT COMPETITION ACT, HB 515

MONTANA GENERIC SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE ACT, SB 266

MONTANA GRASS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
  Creation and duties, HB 444

MONTANA HEALTH SECURITY ACT, SB 511

MONTANA HELPING OUTSTANDING PUPILS EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, HB 21

MONTANA HERITAGE PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
  Liquor licenses purchased with Virginia City and Nevada City to be held by, SB 386
  Lodging facility use tax, allocation revised, HB 286

MONTANA INDIAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION
  Creation, HB 597

MONTANA JOBS AND INCOME ACT, HB 238

MONTANA LOW-INCOME MOTOR VEHICLE CASUALTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION
  Establishment, HB 157

MONTANA RESIDENT STUDENT VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND ADVISORY COUNCIL, HB 631

MONTANA SOVEREIGN NATION LICENSE PLATE ACT, SB 161

MONTANA STATE CHILDREN'S HEALTH PROTECTION ACT, HB 600

MONTANA STATE HOSPITAL
  Function amended, SB 124
  Retirement incentive and health insurance/severance benefits for certain employees, HB 660
  Services, allocation of funds for, HB 470

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-NORTHERN
  Renewable resource grant and loan program account interest to, elimination and allowing establishment of trust fund prior to termination, SB 301

MONTANA SUPREME COURT ELECTION CAMPAIGN FINANCING ACT, HB 61

MONTANA TELEMARKETING REGISTRATION AND FRAUD PREVENTION ACT, SB 27

MONTANA TRUTH IN GOVERNMENT ACT, SB 382

MONTANA UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK INSTALLER AND INSPECTOR LICENSING AND PERMITTING ACT, HB 158

MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM INTERUNIT BENEFITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  Creation, HB 421

MORTGAGE LENDING AND LENDERS
  Interim study requested, SB 482
  Licensure established, SB 482
    biennial renewal fee, submission to electorate, SB 485
    examination fee, submission to electorate, SB 484
    initial license fee, submission to electorate, SB 483

MORTGAGES
  Foreclosure suits, procedures -- clarifying types of acts or proceedings that do not constitute an action for purposes of/are not prohibited by the one-action limitation, SB 232

MORTICIANS, FUNERAL DIRECTORS, AND CREMATORY FACILITIES
  Funeral plan trusts established and funeral service provisions revised, HB 153

MOTOR CARRIERS
  Commercial vehicle inspectors -- establishment of standards for, certification revocation or suspension, and training standards, SB 22
  Garbage carriers hauling garbage on highway allowed to exceed total gross weight limitations, SB 374
  Highway patrol officers to make arrests for violations of safety standards, authorization, SB 47
  Safety program transferred to Department of Transportation, SB 47

MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR PARTS DISCLOSURE AND CONSENT ACT, HB 181

MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
  Abandoned vehicles, county sheriff and city police responsibilities revised, SB 166
  Accidents
    dollar amount of property damage increased for report requirements, HB 371
    uninsured drivers prohibited from collecting noneconomic damages as result of, SB 320
  Automobile glass
    installation and other repairs -- information given by insurers clarified, unfair trade practice established, claims provisions, and discrimination prohibited, HB 506
    prohibition against offering form of incentive or rebate to pay deductible related to sale, repair, or replacement -- clarification, HB 154
  Buses -- yielding to, when entering traffic after loading or unloading passengers and signaling and signing requirements provided, HB 114
  Commercial driver testing program, third-party -- granting permanency, SB 122
  Commercial motor vehicle operators, fines imposed for excessive speeds and roadway endangerment, HB 450
  Construction and work zones, speed limit signs -- posting requirements revised, HB 187
  Construction clear zone, leaving highway construction vehicles and equipment or private vehicles in -- prohibited, HB 565
  Dealers and wholesalers, revision of provisions generally, SB 113
  Dealer's license plates, clarification of who may use vehicle displaying, HB 477
  Dealers, manufacturers, distributors, and certain other parties -- revision and clarification of provisions governing, SB 367
  Driver's licenses
    applications to include social security number, SB 76
    15 year old who scores 90% or better on knowledge test to be issued a license, HB 323
    first-time drivers under age of 18, certain restrictions imposed during first year of licensure and exceptions, HB 366
    first-time drivers under age of 16 to hold instruction permit or learner's license for at least 6 months before obtaining license, HB 356
    graduated licensing program for persons under 18 years of age, HB 606
    ignition interlock device as condition for probationary license upon second or subsequent violation of driving under the influence, HB 527
    noncommercial and commercial drivers, revision of provisions, SB 94
    off-highway vehicles used on forest development roads, exempting certain young drivers from requirements, HB 467
    renewal notices sent to individuals requesting the service and submission to electorate of fee to offset costs of service, HB 290
  Driver/traffic education instructors, private -- adoption of rules establishing certification requirements, HB 601
  Driving records
    computer storage devices, contained in -- use of certified reproductions allowed, SB 94
    minor traffic offenses, prohibiting maintaining on record beyond 1 year, HB 605
  Driving under the influence
    alcohol concentration, excessive
      penalties revised, HB 116
      second, third, or subsequent offenses clarified, SB 94
    chemical dependency, assessment prior to sentencing -- court's authority clarified and clarifying that assessment is separate from education or treatment, SB 251
    first offenses, records to be expunged when and offense not to be used in determining subsequent offenses, HB 42
    fourth offense, penalties revised, HB 116
    ignition interlock device as condition for probationary license upon second or subsequent violation of, HB 527
    temporary driving permit issued to arrested persons, clarification of when effective, SB 179
  Drugs, dangerous -- driving offense for driving with illegally possessed drug in body, SB 158
  Emergency vehicles, authorized and emergency service vehicles -- provisions revised, HB 129
  Equipment laws, department of transportation employees designated as peace officers to enforce violations under certain circumstances, SB 47
  Execution, exemption -- value increased, HB 308
  Farm vehicles on interstate highways, flag vehicle escort to follow, SB 10
  Fleet vehicles, tax reduction, SB 260
  Habitual traffic offender provisions, “moving violation” defined for, SB 94
  Headlamps
    lighted at all times when vehicle operated on highway, to be and other requirements clarified, SB 35
    lighted headlamps, drivers to drive with at all times, HB 22
    new motor vehicles to be equipped with daytime running lights, HB 543
  Highway hazards, provisions revised, HB 129
  Ignition interlock device as condition for probationary license upon second or subsequent violation of driving under the influence, HB 527
  Junk vehicles
    program funds as funding source for removal, recycling, and disposal of abandoned and deserted mobile homes, SB 366
    value determinations, responsibility transferred from state to counties, SB 166
  Liability insurance
    minors, for -- protection against unwarranted premium increases for, HB 88
    noncommercial vehicles -- to cover drivers rather than vehicles and providing that type and number of vehicles owned may not be used as basis for premium determination or as basis for coverage limitation, exclusion, or reduction as to any person insured, HB 525
    penalties for noncompliance revised, SB 475
    uninsured and underinsured property damage coverage required and purchase of collision coverage as prerequisite not required, HB 294
  License plates
    county numbering revised to reflect 2000 census, SB 156
    dealers, clarification of who may use vehicle displaying, HB 477
    display on vehicle, requirements revised, SB 354
    ex-prisoners of war, fee exemption and retention of plates by surviving spouse, HB 231
    generic specialty plates, provisions for and submission to electorate, SB 266, SB 267, SB 268
    legion of valor members or surviving spouses, fee for issuance and submission to electorate, SB 138
      amendment of statutes necessary to implement issuance, SB 137
    national guard veterans, for, SB 266
    national guard veterans or surviving spouses, fee for issuance and submission to electorate, SB 139
      amendment of statutes necessary to implement issuance, SB 137
    new plates, requiring issuance every 4 years beginning january 1, 2002/2000, HB 648
    sovereign nation, authorization and fee imposition submitted to electorate, SB 160, SB 161
  Licensing, taxes and fees for -- distribution to local taxing units, SB 520
  Lien filing, electronic -- scope and duration of pilot program expanded, SB 13
  Light trucks and sport utility vehicles, depreciation schedules adjusted, SB 449
  Light vehicle tax
    annual fee in lieu of tax and revision of registration provisions, SB 525
    exemption of first $2500 or less of depreciated value, HB 662
    ex-prisoners of war, exemption, HB 231
    fee in lieu of tax to replace and submission to electorate, HB 540, HB 542
    reduction, SB 260, SB 520, SB 523
    registration fee to replace current system of taxation, HB 540
  Local option
    fee, imposition allowed with voter approval, HB 540
    fee in lieu of tax with voter approval, SB 525
    vehicle tax, increase of permissible tax rate allowed and imposition of tax submitted to electorate, SB 260
  Low-income motor vehicle casualty insurance association, establishment, HB 157
  Motorcycles
    fee in lieu of tax revised and permanent registration allowed when, HB 540
    liability insurance required, SB 37
    safety training program transferred to board of regents of higher education, SB 428
  Multilane highways, vehicles to be driven in far right lane, HB 18
  New car sales tax, repeal, SB 523, HB 540
  Off-highway vehicles
    fee in lieu of tax, discount for payments under certain conditions and exceptions, SB 159
    forest development roads, use allowed on certain roads and exempting certain young drivers from licensing requirements, HB 467
    franchising, sale, and warranty -- revision of law relating to, SB 331
    state parks and fishing access sites, use of certain vehicles disallowed, HB 314
    violations, additional fine/charge imposed and money to be used for funding county search and rescue operations, HB 642
    weed control and trespass control plans for trails, HB 499
  Parking permits, determination of disability may be performed by licensed advanced practice registered nurse, SB 290
  Primitive fishing access sites, all-terrain vehicle use eliminated, HB 315
  Quadricycles, fee in lieu of tax revised and permanent registration allowed when, HB 540
  Registration
    ex-prisoners of war, fee exemption, HB 231
    fee to replace current system of taxation, HB 540
    health care professionals practicing in rural, medically underserved areas -- exemption from foreign vehicle registration, SB 71
    light vehicles
      fees, elimination, SB 523
      revision of provisions, SB 525
    new residents employed in state to register within 30 days of obtaining employment, HB 473
    organ and tissue donations, voluntary checkoff on applications, HB 454
    permanent registration for certain vehicles and fee provisions, HB 540, HB 541
    taxes and fees for, distribution to local taxing units, SB 520
  Rental vehicles
    6% surcharge imposed and submission to electorate, SB 211, SB 212
    tax treatment between in-state and out-of-state owners, provisions relating to, SB 212
  Repair parts
    aftermarket/nonoriginal crash, insurers prohibited from authorizing or requiring use without permission/consent from insured or claimant, SB 263
    disclosure and consent by insurers and allowing insurers to require consumers to pay additional cost of parts made by manufacturer for repair of vehicle over 5 model years old, HB 181
  Ridesharing arrangements, immunity for employers for injuries or damages sustained by employees in, SB 477
  Roadway endangerment, offense of -- creation, HB 450
  Sand and gravel, covering loads of vehicles transporting -- requirements, HB 299
  Seatbelt violations to be standard violations, HB 329
  Slow-moving vehicles on interstate or four-lane highways to travel in right lane as far to right as possible, SB 10
  Speed limit
    construction and work zones, signs -- posting requirements revised, HB 187
    daytime, imposition, SB 133, SB 149, HB 22
    fuel conservation, elimination, SB 133, SB 149
    local authorities, altering limits set by, SB 133
    nighttime, increase, SB 133, SB 149
    school zones, department of transportation and local governments encouraged to establish uniform speed limit of 15 mph in, HJR 25
    special limit on u.s. highway 93, SB 133, SB 149
    urban district highways under transportation commission jurisdiction, increase to 35 mph, SB 420
  Speed transition areas, establishment, SB 78
  State-owned or leased
    acceptable uses, rules to be adopted for, SB 57
    clarification of identification requirements, departmental responsibilities, and other state agency responsibilities, HB 189
    ethanol-blended fuel requirements, HB 23
    FAIM financial assistance recipients, surplus motor vehicles purchased for and recipient purchase program criteria, SB 469
    renewable fuel
      purchase and use of new vehicles capable of being powered by, encouraging, HJR 30
      purchase of new vehicles, 5% to be powered by, HB 457
  Tax appeal procedure, establishment, SB 88
  Taxes and fees, discount for payments under certain conditions and exceptions, SB 159
  Taxes, distribution revised, HB 662
  Tax on certain vehicles
    constitutional amendment prohibiting, SB 527
    replacement with fee in lieu of tax and submission to electorate, HB 540, HB 542
  Towing and storage charges, possessory lien created for, SB 165
  Tow trucks, commercial -- provisions revised, HB 129
  Trailers and semitrailers
    cargo unit of rocky mountain double vehicle combination exceeding 48 feet in length, restriction eliminated, SB 154
    nondivisible load permit fee, establishment and submission to electorate, SB 154
  Trucks
    passengers prohibited in beds of pickup trucks and on open bed trucks and exceptions, HB 208
    rating for speed limit purposes, method changed and speed limit increased, SB 133, SB 149
  Uninsured drivers prohibited from collecting noneconomic damages as result of automobile accident, SB 320
  Wrecking facilities and graveyards, disposal fees -- abandoned vehicle removal charges to be paid from, when, SB 166

MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME
  Adoption as only time to be used, SB 400

MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME
  Adoption as only time to be used, HB 19

MUNICIPAL COURTS
  Corporations suing or defending suits on debts, allowing representation in court by person not an attorney or by corporate director or officer, HB 227
  Fines, assignment of collection to private persons or entities, HB 233

MUSEUMS
  Fort Peck Dam interpretive center and museum, HB 226

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NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION AND PRIVACY COMPACT, HB 106

NATIONAL GUARD, See MILITARY AFFAIRS

NATIVE AMERICAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1999, HB 670

NATIVE AMERICAN NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL
  Creation, HB 438

NATURAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS AND NATURAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS
  Registration fee, assessment and submission to electorate, SB 437
  Registration provided by adoption of Natural Health Consultant and Natural Health Practitioner Act, SB 436

NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE CONTRACTOR PREFERENCE, SB 376

NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION, DEPARTMENT OF
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 3, HB 5, HB 6, HB 7, HB 8, HB 663
  Fire prevention efforts and programs in wildland/urban interface areas, account established for expenses, HB 124
  Grazing district responsibilities transferred from, HB 444
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Rural forest land, classification as forest land for tax purposes -- forest management plans, duties, HB 667
  Timber slash, fire hazard reduction rules to be adopted, SB 412
  Trust land management functions, funding authorized, SB 48
  Watershed restoration grants, HB 663
  Water use, responsibilities, See generally WATER USE

NATUROPATHY AND NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS
  Health benefit plans may not prohibit individual from self-referral to and addition to freedom of choice in providers provision, SB 388

NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS
  Commercial enterprise
     property or income of nonprofit corporation or public charity that is used in or generated by, tax-exempt status retained or eliminated -- interim study of advisability, HB 516
    property used in enterprise activity subject to property tax and submission to electorate, HB 517
  County land acquired by tax deed, donation to, SB 207
  Revision of laws generally, HB 264

NONPROFIT HEALTHCARE CONVERSION TRANSACTION ACT, SB 322

NOTARIES PUBLIC
  Change of address and telephone number, requiring fee to be submitted to secretary of state for, SB 451
  Commission, filing copy of and issuing certificate of official character -- fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 287
  Liquor license and nursery license applications, notary requirement removed, HB 73
  Revision of provisions generally, SB 450

NUCLEAR TESTING
  Radioactive fallout from, department of public health and human services to determine effects, HB 452

NURSERIES AND NURSERYMEN
  License application, notary requirement removed, HB 73

NURSING AND NURSES
  Charitable purposes, limits on liability for care or assistance for, SB 36
  Mental or chronic physical illness added to conditions covered by program for assistance, SB 73
  Parking permits, determination of disability may be performed by licensed advanced practice registered nurse, SB 290

NURSING, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 7

NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

NURSING HOMES
  Workers and administrators, criminal history background check requirements for employment, HB 546
    applicant's or facility's cost-sharing fee and submission to electorate, HB 544, HB 545

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OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE
  Compensation and benefit issues, jurisdiction transferred, HB 592
  Employee protection for employee temporarily totally, temporarily partially, or permanently partially disabled as result of work-related injury or occupational disease, SB 479
  Employers' liability claims administration, loss control, and other related services -- authorization for contracts with public or private entities to provide, SB 234
  Environmental Quality, Department of -- responsibilities transferred to department of labor and industry, SB 21
  Mandatory functions made permissive when and administrative rulemaking and contested case hearing provisions revised, SB 21
  Time limitation provision revised to allow employee whose last day of employment in Montana occurred prior to july 1, 1979, and who discovered injury to file claim for benefits, SB 432

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
  Workers' compensation provisions to provide conduct of functional capacities evaluation by, SB 466

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES, See MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

OIL AND GAS, See also TAXATION, MINERALS
  Closure of wells, authorizing use of surety bond as method of guarantee to ensure, SB 362
  Federal royalty audits and related functions, authorization of contracts for, SB 14
  Makoshika State Park, exploration and development prohibited and exceptions, HB 341
  Oil field equipment, property tax classification clarified, SB 487
  Oil overcharge money, appropriations, HB 10, HB 12
  Reclamation and development grants
    funds used for personnel costs or operating expenses, restriction removed/revised, HB 120
    reallocation of funds to provide for reclamation projects, SB 298

OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 5

OPTOMETRY AND OPTOMETRISTS
  Charitable purposes, limits on liability for care or assistance for, SB 36
  Practice of, scope revised to allow use of certain drugs and for treatment of glaucoma, HB 85

OPTOMETRY, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 7

ORGANIC CERTIFICATION PROGRAM, STATE
  Establishment, requirements for, SB 394

OSTEOPATHY AND OSTEOPATHS
  Acupuncture, allowing license to practice and restricting use of title “acupuncturist”, HB 563
  Charitable purposes, limits on liability for care or assistance for, SB 36

OUTDOOR ADVERTISING
  Unlawful advertising provisions, revision, SB 145

OUTFITTERS AND GUIDES
  Beaverhead/Big Hole Rivers tag and provisions pertaining to, SB 445
  Hunting camps, certain camps located beyond a 100-mile radius of outfitters' primary base of operations -- fee per camp and submission to electorate, SB 334, SB 335
  Leased private land, operation on -- fee for each client served and submission to electorate, SB 334, SB 337
  Licensing moratorium extended, capping number of available land-based hunting licenses, and requiring payment of same annual license fee by active and inactive outfitters, SB 338
  Net client hunter use
    definition and criteria established, SB 334
    expansion -- fee for each new client, revenue allocation, and submission to electorate, SB 334, SB 336
  Seasonal establishment and small establishment, definitions revised as they apply to licensing provisions, SB 439

OUTFITTERS, BOARD OF
  Membership and appointment procedures revised and criteria established to be applied to net client hunter use, SB 334

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PARDONS AND PAROLE, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 5
  Initial appearance by prisoner before board, clarification, SB 20
  Public inspection of acts and decisions and public access to records, provision for, SB 20
  Rulemaking authorized for video hearings, progress reviews, and revocation and clemency proceedings, SB 20
  Unconditional discharge of parolees, recommendation for, HB 115

PARENT AND CHILD
  Breastfeeding -- local government prohibited from adopting ordinances prohibiting and providing that breastfeeding may not be considered a nuisance, indecent exposure, sexual conduct, or obscenity, SB 398
  Estates, definition of parent-child relationship clarified, SB 473
  Fundamental right of parents to direct upbringing of their children, declaration of, SB 152
  School grounds, minors' possession of weapon on -- criminal offense and including pellet guns and BB guns as weapons, HB 45

PARKING COMMISSIONS
  Business Improvement District board of directors allowed to be appointed as members of, HB 411

PARKS AND RECREATION
  Cabin site leases on water project lands, expired provision deleted, SB 44
  City or town
    debt limit for cultural, social, and recreational purposes -- class eight property included, HB 210
    park and forestry maintenance districts, authorization, HB 363
    park maintenance districts, creation without election authorized when, HB 586
  County park districts
    creation without election authorized when, HB 586
    governing body, election or appointment provisions revised, SB 488
  Eligible land acquisitions for purposes of general recreation, HB 664
  Fish, Wildlife, and Parks -- Department of, allowed lease terms for public recreational use on water project lands extended, SB 44
  Golf courses
    alcoholic beverage licenses issued to, lessee's eligibility to offer certain gambling activities, SB 419
    lineal yards requirement eliminated/changed and distinguishing between golf courses and miniature golf courses for tax purposes, HB 405
  Good neighbor policy on public recreational lands, implementation, HB 314
  Recreational facilities
    lottery tickets and chances sold in, subject to resort tax, HB 140
    property tax, exemption from, SB 444
  Recreational park system, establishment, HB 317
  Recreational residential improvements, intermittently occupied -- tax reclassification and rate increase, HB 403
  Recreational users of state waters, revision of boat and personal watercraft operation to reduce conflicts, HB 626
  Right-of-way for recreational access to underlying streambed or watercourse, prohibiting use unless access is specifically stated in bridge easement, SB 418
  State lands
    general recreational use, constitutional amendment to ensure Montana residents do not need to have state license or to pay state fee for/allowing the state to require a fee for, HB 488
    recreational use license and fee eliminated, HB 564
  State parks
    entrance fees for Montana residents, elimination, HB 314
    ethics education pilot program for violators injuring persons or property in, HB 291
    giant springs, appropriation to allow free public access to -- when, HB 330
    historical and cultural parks, designation, HB 316
    maintenance, development, or improvement project provisions revised, HB 314
    makoshika state park, oil or gas exploration and development prohibited and exceptions, HB 341
    motorized camping and use of certain off-highway vehicles disallowed when, HB 314
    protection, preservation, and restoration of historical, cultural, and natural assets -- designation of those most at risk and as priorities for, HB 316
    rock creek campground on fort peck lake, creation at, HB 224
  Subdivisions, park dedication requirements modified, HB 505
  Weed control and trespass control plans for national recreation trails, HB 499

PARTNER OR FAMILY MEMBER ASSAULT VICTIMS
  Civil filing fees that fund intervention and treatment fund account, elimination of termination date -- submission to electorate, SB 259
  Civil legal assistance for indigent victims of domestic violence account, establishment and funding, SB 505, SB 506, SB 507
  Revision of laws related to, SB 258

PEACE OFFICERS
  Driver's licenses, suspended -- seizure during investigative stop or arrest allowed, SB 94
  Insurance, individual or group disability -- renewal or continuation of coverage for spouse or dependents when officer dies within course and scope of employment, SB 99
  Justice, Department of -- compliance specialists as peace officers and duties, SB 113

PERSONNEL APPEALS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 5
  Collective bargaining, public employer representative to petition to redetermine appropriate unit upon significant reorganization of state agency, HB 474
  Wage claim disputes, elimination of appellate role, HB 592

PESTS AND PESTICIDES
  Revision of laws generally, HB 391
  Waste pesticide and pesticide container collection, disposal, and recycling program -- termination date extended and elimination of voluntary waste pesticide reporting system, HB 130

PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
  Dealers' licenses, anniversary dates provided, HB 73
  Manufacture and distribution, adoption of rules for point-of-sale devices and civil penalties for violations pertaining to, HB 31
  Unleaded or regular unleaded gasoline, establishing by rule a minimum octane content standard of 87 for, SB 427

PETROLEUM TANK RELEASE COMPENSATION BOARD
  Membership restructured and authority revised, HB 617

PHARMACY, BOARD OF
  Ambulatory surgical facilities, registration as entities allowed to possess dangerous drugs -- requiring adoption of rules for, SB 478
  Appointments to, SR 4

PHENYLKETONURIA
  Insurance coverage revised to include all inborn errors of metabolism and requiring coverage for medical foods, medical supplies, prescription drugs, and certain corrective lenses, HB 266

PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
  Appointment to, SR 4

PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
  Acupuncture, allowing license to practice and restricting use of title “acupuncturist”, HB 563
  Charitable purposes, limits on liability for care or assistance for, SB 36
  Ephedrine, immediate accessibility by licensed physician allowed, SB 438
  License requirements revised, SB 108
  Telemedicine certificate, requirements and exceptions, HB 399
  Workers' compensation, worker may choose initial treating physician even if preferred provider organization is in place, HB 430

PIPELINES
  Eminent domain power revised, SB 461
  Facility siting, in-state pipelines exempt when used exclusively for irrigation of agricultural crops, SB 141
  Hazardous and deleterious substances, transporting
    eminent domain, conditions for and modifying requirements to be met prior to condemnation, HB 573
    facility siting requirements, subject to, HB 574
  Highway rights-of-way, allowing location in -- under certain conditions, SB 464

PLANNING BOARDS
  Growth policy provisions, SB 97
  Master plan, local -- ratification by 2/3 of voting electors required, HB 351

PLUMBERS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4
  Job site, failure of person to display license at -- compliance officers to issue citations and collect fines, HB 461
  Membership revised, HB 101
  Temporary practice permits, renewal permitted on case-by-case basis, HB 390

PLUMBING AND PLUMBERS
  Job site, failure to display license at -- citation and fine provisions, HB 461
  License to perform work, clarification of requirements, HB 98
  Plumbing code, uniform -- adoption by department of commerce required, HB 63
  Water conditioner services installed in private dwelling, requiring installation by licensed plumber, HB 618

PODIATRY AND PODIATRISTS
  Charitable purposes, limits on liability for care or assistance for, SB 36

POLICE
  Hate crimes -- training in investigating, identifying, responding to, and reporting, HB 552
  Motor vehicles, abandoned -- responsibilities revised, SB 166
  Training expenses, contracts for reimbursement of city or town if minimum service requirement not fulfilled, HB 192

POLICE OFFICERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM, STATE PLAN
  Guaranteed annual benefit adjustment, removal of provision that stops adjustment if recipient becomes active member of another retirement system, SB 295
  Member contribution reduced and providing for election on guaranteed annual benefit adjustments, SB 434

POLITICAL PRACTICES, COMMISSIONER OF
  Appointment, SR 5
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 3, HB 258, HB 350
  Campaign practice and finance laws, required to bring action for certain violations of, HB 222
  Paid signature gatherers, employers of -- certain financial disclosure reports to be filed, HB 468
  Wages, salary, or dues withheld for political activity -- verification requirements, HB 521

POMPEYS PILLAR
  Expression of support for retaining historic name and resisting request to change it, HJR 23

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION POLICY AND BUDGET, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
  Elimination, SB 11
  Student member, compensation for, SB 2

POULTRY AND EGGS
  Property taxes on value of poultry, constitutional amendment prohibiting, SB 528
  Turkey or chicken food products considered adulterated, establishing when, HB 333

POWER OF ATTORNEY
  Family care powers -- 6-month limitation not applicable to certain national guard, active military forces, and federal reserve members, HB 52

PREDATORS AND PREDATOR CONTROL
  Bounty program, statewide -- revision, SB 392
  Population increase presenting threat to livestock, wildlife, or public welfare -- county notification and open season allowed when, HB 440

PREGNANCY
  Pollutants, standards to protect children and pregnant women from health effects associated with prenatal and other exposures to, HB 600

PRESERVATION REVIEW BOARD
  Appointments to, SR 4

PRISONS AND PRISONERS, See CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

PRIVACY
  Communications, privacy in -- expanding offense of violating, HB 235
  Health care information, constitutional amendment extending right of privacy in individually identifiable information to state and nongovernmental persons, firms, corporations, and institutions, SB 102

PRIVATE SCHOOLS
  Requirements abolished, HB 242

PRIVATE SECURITY PATROL OFFICERS AND INVESTIGATORS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICERS
  Crime Control, Board of -- establishment of standards for and certification revocation or suspension, SB 22
  Juvenile probation officer employment and salary issues, interim study requested, HJR 38
  Law enforcement officer as part-time probation officer allowed, SB 24
  Probationers or parolees, arrest powers revised, HB 115
  Salaries for chief and deputy chief probation officers revised, HB 431
  Schools, notification of youth involved in drug use or other criminal activity, HB 310

PROBATION, PAROLE, AND CLEMENCY
  Arrest of probationers or parolees, powers revised, HB 115
  Earned incentive allowance credits for parolees, authorization, HB 213
  Parole and revocation hearings, telephone and interactive videoconferencing provisions, SB 20
  Probation violator prison diversion program, HB 115, HB 134
  Rulemaking authorized for video hearings, progress reviews, and revocation and clemency proceedings, SB 20
  Supervisory fees for probationer or parolee, HB 115
  Unconditional discharge of probationers from remainder of suspended or deferred sentence when, HB 115

PRODUCE
  Assessment fee increase and submission to electorate, SB 147
  Nursery license application, notary requirement removed, HB 73

PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING AND REGULATION
  Detention centers, persons detained in -- complaints of unprofessional conduct by licensed or certified health care or rehabilitative services providers to be submitted to review team prior to being filed with licensing board, HB 580
  License suspension for failure to pay state taxes or file state tax returns, HB 166
  Revision of provisions generally, SB 108
  Temporary practice permits, renewal permitted on case-by-case basis, HB 390

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 7

PROPERTY, PERSONAL, See also TAXATION, PROPERTY
  Small estates for which personal property can be collected by affidavit, value increased, HB 283
  Unclaimed property
    public retirement system provisions to supersede provisions, HB 182
    sale proceeds, deposit into housing trust fund, SB 277

PROPERTY, REAL, See also TAXATION, PROPERTY
  Access across public land to private and public land, continuation ensured, HB 352
  County Commissioners, Board of -- hearing requirements for federal agency real property acquisitions or dispositions, SB 180
  County land acquired by tax deed, donation to nonprofit corporations, SB 207
  County rural fire protection, assessment of fees on real property allowed and fire service areas allowed to collect fee for protection on real property in addition to structures, SB 264
  Eminent domain, See EMINENT DOMAIN
  Environmental Control Easement Act, SB 462
  Fairness to Property Owners Act, HB 559
  Federal land -- urging full funding of payments in lieu of taxes, the proper harvest of allowable sale quota for timber, and renewal of compact with state and local governments to contribute fair share of taxes on, HJR 19
  Fishing, landowner permission required for entry onto private property when, HB 380
  Hunting, landowner permission required for all hunting and requiring development of land ownership maps identifying boundaries, SB 171, HB 380
  Improvements, actions arising from -- land surveying included and subject to limitations on, HB 214
  Landowner permission required except for certain incidental purposes and eliminating provision that permission is extended by failure to post notice denying entry, HB 380
  Monument preservation for purposes of land surveys, HB 340
  Off-highway vehicles, property damaged by -- restitution to landowners/clarification of responsibility for, HB 499
  Public access to public lands, program for, HB 398
  Rights-of-way granted by federal government, acceptance and provisions for, HB 635
  Survey, fee for filing certificate of or amendment to -- increase and submission to electorate, SB 278

PSYCHOLOGISTS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4
  Private practice psychologist, additional added to, SB 108

PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
  Assignment of monetary and medical support to Department of Public Health and Human Services, provisions revised, SB 76
  Families achieving independence in Montana (FAIM) project
    adult basic education programs for participants, TANF block grant funds to fund, HB 650
    customer service review program created for cases prior to case closure, HB 602
    reemployment insurance program for low-wage workers, establishment, SB 467
    sanctions, establishing limits on and providing for study of effect of policies on low-income families, SB 353
    surplus state motor vehicles purchased for and recipient purchase program criteria, SB 469
    workers' compensation for individual participating at worksite in employment training, SB 114
  Liveable wages, employers receiving public financial assistance to provide, SB 440
  Medicaid
    children's health insurance program and offsetting costs associated with medicaid participation, cigarette tax increase for state matching funds, HB 60
    children's health insurance program, funds appropriated for -- use to expand medicaid eligibility criteria prohibited, SB 81
    children, simplified application and process for medical assistance or medical benefits -- requiring development and implementation, SB 364
    child support, parents ineligible for health insurance -- monthly medicaid reimbursement requirement deleted, HB 127
    health insurance premiums made for certain dependents not eligible for, income tax credit when, SB 175
    health maintenance organizations, laws governing to apply to services provided through contracts with state or state agencies, SB 491
    medical savings accounts in conjunction with, pilot project testing -- termination date extended, SB 62
    mental health services, insurance contract and health maintenance organization provisions applicable to, HB 554
    records, requirements for maintaining and disclosing and penalties provided for failure to maintain or destruction or concealment, SB 75
    tobacco settlement proceeds, allocation to provide eligibility for certain children, SB 247
  Medicaid fraud control unit, abuse and neglect reports to be filed with/authorizing investigation of complaints about patient abuse and neglect and misappropriation of patient property by any person, SB 75
  Needy families block grant, revising maintenance of effort necessary to draw down the temporary assistance to, HB 470
  Nonassumed counties' shares of expenditures, revisions relating to, HB 676
  Tax credit for wages paid to certain employees receiving various types of, HB 358
  Unemployment/FAIM reemployment insurance program for low-wage workers, establishment, SB 467
  Workers' compensation, exclusion of benefits from definition of wages for purposes of, SB 114

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, BOARD OF
  Appointment to, SR 5

PUBLIC CONTRACTORS
  License fee, reduction, SB 525

PUBLIC CONTRACTS
  Competitive sealed proposals, clarifying procedure for opening, SB 82
  Construction contracts
    awarding to contractors registered in Montana clarified, pecuniary interest prohibitions revised, surety bond filing revised, and exemption from certain laws governing, HB 649
    bidders whose operations are not headquartered in united states, contracts prohibited unless reciprocity agreement is in place and exception, SB 330
    bid request responses to include bid security from individual authorized to submit security, unit price, and signature of individual authorized to submit bid, SB 471
    contingent payment or lien or bond waiver, requiring -- prohibited, HB 514
    contractor's money withheld, deposit of amount retained into interest-bearing account and interest to be paid to contractor, SB 240
    penalty for violation of special conditions and labor practice provisions revised, HB 200
    prompt payment of contractors and subcontractors required, providing interest for delayed payments, allowing costs and attorney fees in actions to enforce payment, and allowing other remedies, SB 490
    subcontractors allowed to participate in making required deposit obligations and to receive share of interest earned on, SB 240
    time of final acceptance and final payment, HB 532
  Contractors or subcontractors required to submit certified payroll records for workers receiving hourly wage on weekly basis, SB 425
  County contracts
    purchase of vehicles, machinery, equipment, materials or supplies -- bid requirements changed, HB 338
    resident bidding preference provided, SB 415
  Drainage district contracts awarded by competitive bids, minimum value increased, HB 531
  Highway project contracts with bidders whose operations are not headquartered in United States prohibited unless reciprocity agreement is in place and exception, SB 330
  Judgment on, providing that state's liability for interest and attorney fees provided in chapter 508, laws of 1997, is retroactive to and applies to contracts in effect on may 1, 1997, SB 463
  Natural resource damage contractor preference established, SB 376
  Prevailing wage laws
    construction services performed on contracts, scope clarified, SB 365
    human services contracts by the department of public health and human services, exclusion from, SB 77
    revision generally and provision for districts for nonconstruction services, SB 229
  Private sector vendors, state contracts with -- interim study requested of state laws and procedures that govern, SJR 9
  Procurement, state
    cooperative purchasing provisions to include participation by tribal procurement unit, HB 201
    small business purchasing act, general revision, HB 581
    workers' compensation insurance-related services, exemption, SB 68
  Project labor agreements and other types of prehire agreements, prohibiting requirements for, SB 305
  Security requirements for building or construction projects, amount increased, HB 349

PUBLIC DEFENDERS
  Longevity salary increases provided, HB 627

PUBLIC EDUCATION, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 7
  Appropriation, HB 2
  Basic economic and consumer principles and personal financial planning coursework, integration into model learner goals or content and performance standards for public schools urged, SJR 2
  Carl D. Perkins Act vocational education programs, designation as eligible agency for administering, SB 393
  School personnel trained in first aid and CPR to be present in every public school, urging, HJR 13
  Teachers in low-performing schools, testing of teachers and identification of low-performing schools, HB 378

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS, COMMITTEE ON
  Elimination, SB 11
  Sunset provision extended and appropriation provided, HB 83

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT BOARD
  Appropriations, HB 79, HB 256
  Computer errors and resulting harm caused by millennium change, liability limited and immunity provided, HB 84
  Deferred compensation program, administration transferred to, HB 79, HB 256
  Defined contribution plan, implementation and administration, HB 79

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT GENERALLY
  Administrative expenses, fees assessed for -- revision, SB 5
  Internal Revenue Code requirements, revisions for compliance with, HB 119
  Revision of provisions generally, HB 182
  State or university employees whose positions are eliminated by reduction in force, privatization, or agency reorganization -- provision indefinitely extended for employer to help purchase retirement service, HB 494

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
  Collective bargaining, participation in retirement system subject to -- when, SB 405
  Defined contribution plan provisions, HB 79
  Firefighters' participating in, election to join firefighters' unified retirement system, HB 612
  Guaranteed annual benefit adjustment, removal of provision that stops adjustment if recipient becomes active member of another retirement system, SB 295
  Military service, qualification of certain active service, SB 195
  Montana State Hospital, retirement incentive and health insurance/severance benefits for certain employees, HB 660
  Optional benefits, certain benefits to revert back to regular retirement benefits upon member's request if contingent annuitant dies or marriage is dissolved and settlement or family law order does not entitle them to optional benefit, SB 457

PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
  Aging, statewide and community issues -- biennial/annual report required, HB 275
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 4, HB 5, HB 10, HB 60, HB 131, HB 275, HB 276, HB 470, HB 650, HB 660
  Automated external defibrillators (AEDS), provisions for use by public and private entities, HB 126
  Bloodborne pathogen standards for prevention of needlestick and sharps injuries to public employees, adoption required, SB 480
  Child abuse and neglect, responsibilities, See generally CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
  Children's Health Insurance Program Act, contracts with insurance providers allowed, SB 81
  Children's programs for medical assistance, medical benefits, health care benefits or coverage, and health care services programs -- requiring development and implementation of simplified application and process for, SB 364
  Child support order substituted for administrative default order, allowing, HB 127
  Day care
    immunization requirements, rule for medical or religious exemption to be provided, HB 415
    licenses and registration certificates issued for 3-year periods allowed when, HB 190
  Foster care review committees, name changed and consolidation and definition of processes and procedures for, HB 498
  Gambling, problem and pathological prevention and treatment program -- development and administration, SB 224
  Health care economics and health care endowment program, study of economics and development of program, SB 385
  Health Security System, duties and powers, SB 511
  Human services contracts, exclusion from prevailing wage laws, SB 77
  Infectious diseases, emergency services providers' exposure to -- rules concerning notification and recordkeeping, SB 101
  Mental health managed care system, regional -- implementation required, SB 534
  Montana State Hospital, allocation of funds for, HB 470
  Plumbers, Board of -- membership eliminated, HB 101
  Public assistance, responsibilities, See generally PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
  Radioactive fallout, to determine effects from nuclear testing, HB 452
  Renal diseases, treatment and financial assistance to persons needing -- revision of provisions, HB 170
  Utilities, universal system benefits programs funds -- administration, HB 337

PUBLIC LAND
  Access across public land to private and public land, continuation ensured, HB 352
  Federalization of land in Montana, further -- opposition, HJR 8
  Public access to public lands, program for, HB 398

PUBLIC MEMORIALS
  Desecration as criminal offense, HB 492

PUBLIC OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES
  American Red Cross, state employees as volunteers providing disaster relief volunteer service -- granting of paid leave for, HB 583
  Bloodborne pathogen standards for prevention of needlestick and sharps injuries to public employees, adoption required, SB 480
  Bonus program for state employees, HB 562
  Community infrastructure grants program, compensation to public officers and employees prohibited, SB 459
  Court reporters, clarification that they are state employees, SB 237
  Customer service training programs for state agencies, requirements, SB 168
  Deferred compensation, state contribution to accounts of certain eligible state employees, HB 256
  Drug and alcohol testing, state to implement qualified testing program to test prospective new public officers and employees as condition of hire, HB 489
  Elected officials, reducing limit on personal staff, HB 359
  Flexible spending account program, revision of provisions, SB 120
  Governmental immunity and defense and indemnification of public officers and employees, revision and clarification, HB 261, HB 567
  Group benefits, catastrophic coverage and medical care savings account plan created for state employees, HB 324
  Lobbying by state employees and government entities prohibited and exceptions, HB 535
  Pay and benefits for certain state employees, longevity allowance increased, mileage reimbursement rate revised, group benefit state contribution increased, and development and implementation of alternative pay and classification plan, HB 13
  Phenylketonuria, mandatory coverage for inborn errors of metabolism -- applicability to state and local government employees, HB 266
  Public service courtesy training programs, existing training program to include, SB 168
  State teachers, pay plan revised and providing pay increases, HB 483
  Tax increases or new taxes subject to Article VIII, sec. 17 of the Montana Constitution, use of public time and facilities to inform the public through the voter information pamphlet authorized, HB 342
  Telecommuting, promoting for employees of all branches of state government, SB 431
  Truth in Government Act, SB 382

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT
  Public's right to, provisions revised, SB 82

PUBLIC RECORDS
  Access by public to nonprint records, revision of laws related to, HB 578
  Constitutional right of public to examine, clarification and exclusions, HB 620
  Right of public to examine, provisions revised, SB 82

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
  Campaign expenditure limits, mandatory for specific offices, HB 451
  Telecommunications carriers' charging for product or service not requested by or provided to customer, providing for imposition of penalties for unauthorized changes or charges, HB 598
  Telephone calls, rate caps for certain calls -- authority provided, SB 289
  Utilities, duties, See generally UTILITIES

PUBLIC SERVICE REGULATION, DEPARTMENT OF
  Appropriation, HB 2
  Funding for, revision, HB 334

PYRAMID PROMOTION SCHEMES
  Prohibition and criminal penalties, HB 121

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RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT
  Department of Public Health and Human Services to determine effects from nuclear testing, HB 452

RADIO BROADCASTING
  Legislature, televising/broadcasting deliberations of -- requesting interim study for, HJR 18

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

RAILROADS
  Billings, problems associated with railroad tracks dividing city -- congress requested to fund feasibility study and to implement study's findings to resolve, SJR 7
  Gasoline tax and special fuel tax refunds and credits -- eligibility limited to applicants engaged in business of farming, ranching, mining, or operating railroad, SB 310
  Railroad Vandalism and Trespass Prevention Act, SB 163
  Taxation, See TAXATION, PROPERTY

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL AND APPRAISERS
  Standards, clarification, SB 108

REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS
  Licensing provisions revised, SB 189
  Sexual or violent offenders, proximity of -- disclosure laws revised, SB 155

REALTY REGULATION, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 5
  Subdivisions, out-of-state sales of in-state -- registration requirements deleted, SB 108, SB 189

REASONABLE SPENDING FOR RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT ACT, HB 451

RECLAMATION AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS PROGRAM
  Allocation of funds from, method revised, SB 298
  Appropriation, HB 7
  Oil and gas reclamation projects, grant funds used for personnel costs or operating expenses -- restriction removed/revised, HB 120
  Reclamation projects, grant prioritization required, SB 492

RECREATION, See PARKS AND RECREATION

REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4, SR 5
  Carl D. Perkins Act vocational education programs, designation as eligible agency for administering, SB 393
  Community colleges, tribally controlled -- financial assistance for resident nonbeneficiary students required, HB 34
  Military Selective Service Act, compliance required for payment of certain student financial assistance funds -- adoption of rules for, HB 234
  Montana helping outstanding pupils educational scholarship program, adoption and implementation authorized, HB 21
  Motorcycle safety training program transferred to, SB 428
  Student member, codifying procedure used for selection, HB 509

REGIONAL WATER AND WASTEWATER AUTHORITY ACT, SB 302

RELIGION
  Commercial enterprise business income of religious, charitable, scientific, and educational corporations and associations -- for taxing and submission to electorate, HB 518
  Day care facilities, immunization requirements -- rule for medical or religious exemption to be provided, HB 415

RENAL DISEASES
  Treatment and financial assistance to persons needing, revision of provisions, HB 170

RENEWABLE RESOURCE GRANT AND LOAN PROGRAM
  Appropriations for grants and loans, HB 6, HB 8
  
General obligation bond issue amount increased, HB 29
  Renewable resource grant and loan account
    appropriations from, SB 248
    statutory appropriation of interest to Montana state university-northern, elimination and allowing establishment of trust fund prior to termination, SB 301

RESEARCH AND COMMERCIALIZATION CENTERS AND TRUST FUND
  Coal severance tax funds/coal producer's license tax to support, HB 184, HB 260

RESEARCH AND COMMERCIALIZATION TECHNOLOGY, BOARD OF
  Creation, HB 184

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
  Biomedical research facility, outstanding research and development loans -- department of commerce to develop repayment schedule and provisions to be included in schedule, SB 448
  Coal severance tax trust fund investments, appropriation of outstanding balance, HB 265

RESOLUTIONS
  Agricultural products -- investigation into causes of ongoing depressed market prices and urging initiation of actions to stabilize nation's food producers, main street businesses, and rural america as whole, SJR 11
  American Land Sovereignty Protection Act, support for, HJR 7
  Billings, problems associated with railroad tracks dividing city -- congress requested to fund feasibility study and to implement study's findings to resolve, SJR 7
  Biosphere reserves designation and biosphere program, opposition to inclusion of state land and urging that proposed treaty not be ratified, HJR 10
  Brady Law, memorializing/urging congress to repeal, HJR 5
  Capitol Complex, permanent placement of certain memorials authorized, SJR 4
  Chief water judge, appointment by supreme court -- senate concurrence, SR 3
  China, People's Republic of -- sister relations between Montana and government of guangxi zhuang, establishment urged, HJR 9
  Cluster development and preservation of agricultural land or open space, requesting interim study of options that could be implemented by local governments to provide incentives for, SJR 21
  Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project, Interior -- urging federal government to take certain actions concerning, HJR 17
  Contracts with private sector vendors, interim study requested of state laws and procedures that govern, SJR 9
  Death penalty -- request for interim study of imposition, carrying out of, and rationale for keeping as one form of punishment, SJR 19
  Eddie Eagle Elementary Gun Safety Education Program, superintendent of public instruction and school districts encouraged to adopt, HJR 14
  Eminent domain, request for interim study of use of power of and existing statutes related to, HJR 34
  Environmental Policy Act, environmental quality council requested to conduct interim study of, SJR 18
  Environmental Quality Council requested to coordinate with other agencies to study need for and utility of tax and other financial incentives to encourage voluntary cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties, HJR 3
  Federalization of land in Montana, further federalization and designation of any river as an american heritage river opposed, HJR 8
  Federal land -- urging full funding of payments in lieu of taxes, the proper harvest of allowable sale quota for timber, and renewal of compact with state and local governments to contribute fair share of taxes on, HJR 19
  Fish and wildlife resources conservation and management, request for interim committee to study sources and levels of funding for and to study historic and current departmental responsibilities, HJR 33
  Fish, supporting balance of needs of native anadromous fish and resident fish and wildlife through the use of science-based integrated rule curves, SJR 20
  Governor's appointments, senate concurrence, SR 4, SR 5, SR 6
  Grizzly bears -- objecting to release into selway-bitterroot wilderness and frank church river-of-no-return wilderness, urging end to population management control by united states fish and wildlife service, urging return of management to state agencies, requesting removal from threatened or endangered species list, and urging acceptance of liability for damages from recovery program if introduction measures are undertaken successfully, HJR 4
  Holmes, J. D. -- honoring life and career, HJR 36
  Hospitals and health care facilities urged to provide consumers with simple and straightforward billing information, HJR 22
  Idaho, State of -- endorsing support of healthy stocks of native anadromous fish and opposing flow augmentation and the removal of dams on rivers and tributaries that are part of the columbia river basin, SJR 20
  I.M.No. 37 -- interim study requested of fiscal effects, revenue implications, potential state liability for a takings action, impact on school equalization revenue, and socioeconomic impacts of, HJR 39
  Indian Affairs, Committee on -- request to study proposal to create a state commission on indian affairs, HJR 12
  Industrial hemp as agricultural and industrial product, federal government requested to repeal restrictions on production of, HR 2
  Investments, Board of -- urging statutory limit be reached for investing coal tax trust funds in economic activities, HJR 6
  Juvenile probation officer employment and salary issues, interim study requested, HJR 38
  Legislature
    rules to govern proceedings
      house of representatives, HR 1
      joint rules, SJR 1
      senate, SR 1
        clarification of certain rules, SR 2
    televising/broadcasting deliberations of, requesting interim study for, HJR 18
  Local governments and local officials, request for interim study of laws affecting, HJR 29
  Managed mental health care, privatization -- interim study requested, HJR 35
  Mansfield, Mike -- recognizing stellar career, the essential support of his wife maureen, and authorizing placement of statue on capitol complex commemorating that career, SJR 10
  Medicare program, congress and executive branch of united states government urged to take action to require coverage of long-term care and prescription drug costs by, SJR 5
  Missouri Basin irrigation power and development projects -- requesting congress, bureau of reclamation, and western area power administration be encouraged to keep energy rates stable for, HJR 27
  National Corridor Planning and Development Program or Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program, encouraging appropriate officials to promote identified transportation corridors for participation in, SJR 8
  National forest road closures and obliteration, requesting current federal policies be rescinded/suspended and that congress reaffirm directives that forest lands be managed in accordance with plans that provide for multiple-use management, HJR 26
  Pompeys Pillar, expression of support for retaining historic name and resisting request to change it, HJR 23
  Public Education, Board of -- basic economic and consumer principles and personal financial planning coursework, integration into model learner goals or content and performance standards for public schools urged, SJR 2
  Public education -- supporting funding that is commensurate with growth of Montana's economy and inflation, that adequately compensates teachers, and that meets state's constitutional obligation, HJR 1
  Revenue estimates for each year of the 2000-01 biennium, HJR 2
  School districts encouraged to implement intergenerational school volunteer programs, HJR 21
  School personnel trained in first aid and CPR to be present in every public school, urging, HJR 13
  Schools encouraged to cooperate and coordinate with emergency services agencies in identifying local hazards, designing appropriate drills, and developing emergency management plans, HJR 20
  School zones, department of transportation and local governments encouraged to establish uniform speed limit of 15 mph in, HJR 25
  Sentencing statutes, data information collection and management, and issues related to -- interim study requested, SJR 14
  Simonton, Richard A. -- appointment as district judge of seventh judicial district in glendive, SR 6
  Social security, urging congress to provide for sound, long-term funding without resorting to privatization, SJR 13
  Spaceport and technology facility in Montana -- urging participation in, support, and encouragement for location of and to nurture economic and regulatory environment to attract venturestar and space-related businesses to Montana, and to welcome lockheed-martin and other space-related industries to Montana, HJR 15
  Special education, urging congress and president clinton to increase funding to meet federal commitment under the individuals with disabilities education act, HJR 28
  Subdivisions, sanitation in -- environmental quality council requested to study implementation of statutes, SJR 17
  Tobacco settlement proceeds, opposition to taking by federal government and requesting federal legislation to see that proceeds be paid to and retained by the states, SJR 12
  Tribal representation requested on trade missions and on state boards and commissions promoting state growth and development, HJR 24
  Unions, urging support of right of workers to form for purpose of collective bargaining, SJR 6, HJR 16
  University system, education interim committee requested to study administration and funding, SJR 16
  Vehicles, state-government -- urging purchase and use of those capable of being powered by renewable fuel, HJR 30
  Voice menu answering systems, urging department of administration to develop policy and provide for training on appropriate use, HJR 31
  Water pollution, nonpoint source -- recommendation that state agencies serve as role models for implementation and refinement of best management practices to reduce and recommendation that relevant agencies report progress and accomplishments to environmental quality council, SJR 3
  Water resource policies and issues, encouraging new or revised federal policy to recognize and incorporate western state authorities and interests in, HJR 11
  Women's prison issues, interim study requested, HJR 37
  Workers' compensation, request for interim study of current level of benefits paid to injured workers and the frequency of indemnity claims, SJR 15
  Y2K problem, encouraging people of Montana to prepare for possible disruptions of supplies and services as result of, HJR 32

RESORT TAX, See CITY FINANCE

RESOURCE INDEMNITY TRUST AND GROUND WATER ASSESSMENT ACT
  Renamed, SB 249

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS, BOARD OF
  Appointment to, SR 4

RESTAURANTS, See FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

RETAIL TELECOMMUNICATIONS EXCISE TAX ACT, HB 128

REVENUE, DEPARTMENT OF
  Alcoholic beverages, duties, See generally ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 15
  Cigarette excise tax, local option -- collection and administration, HB 365
  County courthouse or other county building, county allowed to charge for space provided in, SB 270
  Debts owed to state, collection -- uniformity of and standardizing provisions, HB 166
  Dispute resolution and review procedures established and office of dispute resolution provided, HB 137
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Oil and gas, federal royalty audits and related functions -- authorization of contracts for, SB 14
  Rental vehicle owners and operators, permit requirements, SB 212
  Settlement by department may not bind future legislature, SB 46
  Sewer or water service assessments, delinquent -- allowing list to be filed with department, HB 99
  Small business licensing coordination provisions, administration responsibilities transferred to, HB 73
  Solid waste management district boards, information to be provided to use in determining rates for service charges and assessment of fees to pay database development costs, SB 239
  State debt collection, authority transferred to, HB 168
  Taxation duties, See generally TAXATION headings
  Underground storage tank licensing and permitting, responsibilities transferred to, HB 73
  Utilities, universal system benefits programs credits -- review required when and rulemaking authority provided, HB 337

REVENUE ESTIMATES FOR EACH YEAR OF THE 2000-01 BIENNIUM, HJR 2

REVENUE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
  Elimination, SB 11

RIGHTS-OF-WAY GRANTED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
  Acceptance and provisions for, HB 635

RIGHT TO WORK, HB 122

RIVERS AND STREAMS
  American Heritage River, designation of any river as -- opposition, HJR 8
  Beaverhead/Big Hole Rivers tag for outfitters and guides and provisions pertaining to, SB 445
  Bitterroot River Basin subbasins temporarily closed to further appropriations and reservations and exceptions, HB 429
  Blackfoot River use and conflict, comprehensive study to be made, HB 629
  Clark Fork River Basin
    appropriation for natural resource damage assessment and litigation, HB 92
    temporary closure to further appropriations and reservations for consumptive uses and exceptions, SB 468
  Conservation districts, authorization to execute duties and responsibilities relating to streambed preservation, HB 284
  Idaho, State of -- endorsing support of healthy stocks of native anadromous fish and opposing flow augmentation and the removal of dams on rivers and tributaries that are part of the columbia river basin, SJR 20
  Missouri Basin irrigation power and development projects -- requesting congress, bureau of reclamation, and western area power administration be encouraged to keep energy rates stable for, HJR 27
  No-wake zones, designation of certain river stretches as, HB 626
  Personal watercraft, use prohibited on designated river stretches, HB 626
  Right-of-way for recreational access to underlying streambed or watercourse, prohibiting use unless access is specifically stated in bridge easement, SB 418
  State parks and fishing access sites, motorized camping disallowed when, HB 314
  Streamside corridor and riparian management, coordination and dissemination of best management practice educational information and policy recommendations by environmental quality council, HB 458
  Watershed restoration grants, HB 663

RURAL SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS
  Road creation and maintenance, authority expanded for inclusion, SB 225

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SALES
  Certificate of sale, filing fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 284
  Multilevel distribution companies to file notice of activity and consent to service of process with securities commissioner, HB 121
  Pyramid promotion schemes prohibited and criminal penalties, HB 121
  Telephone solicitation calls, list of persons unwilling to receive -- requirements, SB 275

SALES/LUXURY TAX, LOCAL OPTION, SB 370, HB 393

SALES TAX AND USE TAX, SB 143

SANITARIANS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4
  Meeting requirements changed, SB 108

SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS, See BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS

SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND TRUSTEES, See also SCHOOL FINANCE; SCHOOLS; SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION; TEACHERS
  Annexation and consolidation, revising procedures to require approval by electorate, SB 460
  Annexation, consolidation, or transfer of -- existing procedures revised to conform with voting requirements of article VIII, sec. 17 of Montana constitution, SB 442
  Boundaries, revising laws to require approval by electorate, SB 460
  Boundary transfers
    approval of electorate prior to transfer, requiring, SB 442
    property taxes or changing tax base, increasing -- approval and submission to electorate required, HB 236
  Cessation of district, cash disposition requirements revised, SB 288
  Competitive market, definition provided, HB 567
  Contracts for nonconstruction services, exemption from job classifications, SB 229
  District superintendent
    joint appointment by two districts allowed and retention of any savings resulting from, HB 628
    report requirements revised, SB 69
  Eddie Eagle Elementary Gun Safety Education Program, superintendent of public instruction and school districts encouraged to adopt, HJR 14
  Election of trustee by acclamation, declaration authorized when, SB 325
  Fingerprinting and name-based criminal background check requirements for teachers and other school personnel, HB 590
  First aid and CPR, school personnel trained in to be present in every public school -- urging, HJR 13
  Hays-Lodge Pole School District, appropriation for rebuilding lodge pole elementary school, HB 568
  Indian hiring preference for on-reservation school district employment, establishment of policy for, HB 529
  Insurance settlements, deposit requirements, SB 69
  Joint construction of facility, contract authorization and approval of bonds by electorate, HB 419
  Loss of money by trustees, joint and individual liability eliminated, SB 134
  Meeting and reporting dates adjusted to conform to June/May election date, SB 460
  Meetings of trustees, changing one of the months for holding from july to august and reducing number of times trustees in first-class elementary district are required to meet, HB 348
  Montana history as part of basic program, requirements, HB 599
  Professional services rendered to, bidding requirements clarified, HB 304
  Speech-language pathologists and audiologists, unlicensed -- hiring allowed under certain conditions, HB 301
  Surplus state property, donation to school districts for classroom use authorized, HB 584
  Trustees' assumption of office, date changed, SB 300
  Volunteer programs, intergenerational -- development encouraged, HB 401, HJR 21
  Youth care facilities, education aid for students placed in, HB 413
  Youth detention facilities, educational program for youth held in -- requirements, SB 199

SCHOOL ELECTIONS
  Holding, time for -- revision, SB 228
  Joint construction of facility, bond approval, HB 419
  Levy proposition to electors only once in calendar year, requiring, HB 496
  Presidential preference primary election, date of regular school elections to coincide with and mail ballot elections allowed, HB 490
  Primary election and trustee election date, establishing first tuesday after first monday in june/may as, SB 460
  Primary election date, establishing first tuesday after first money in june as, SB 442
  Unforeseen emergency, allowing rescheduling of regular school election due to, HB 496

SCHOOL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN, HB 37

SCHOOL FINANCE
  BASE aid payment schedule revised, SB 31
  BASE budget, state to fund 80%, SB 520
  Basic entitlement
    adjustment when school district has an unusual enrollment increase of at least 4%, SB 104
    increase, SB 100, HB 133, HB 347
  Bond and debt limits revised, SB 516
  Bond, debt, and levy limits revised, SB 157, SB 525, HB 675
  Budget
    authority
      vote eliminated, SB 261, SB 442
      vote not required, HB 496
    maximum, exceeding and loss of ANB -- requiring reduction of current general fund budget by percentage of ANB decrease, SB 460
  Building maintenance, construction, reconstruction, technology acquisition, textbooks, and library materials -- funding for, HB 133, HB 347
  Business equipment tax reduction, reimbursement for revenue loss, HB 86
  Capital projects account, creation and use, HB 406
  Cessation of district, cash disposition requirements revised, SB 288
  Direct state aid percentage, increase, SB 100
  Disabilities, out-of-district child with -- district serving to receive funds to pay for allowable costs, SB 422
  Education trust fund, creation within coal tax trust fund, HB 406
  General fund budget
    exceeding ensuing year's maximum general fund budget amount, adoption of budget up to ensuing year's maximum amount or up to 96%/94% of current year's general fund budget, whichever is greater, HB 71
    exceeding maximum general fund budget for maximum of 5 consecutive years, adoption allowed, HB 71
    reduction by percentage of ANB decrease upon exceeding maximum budget and loss of ANB, SB 460, HB 71
    voting laws revised, HB 103
  General fund levy
    computation provisions revised, HB 90
    conforming ballot language to article VIII, sec. 17 of Montana constitution, SB 261, SB 442
  Guaranteed tax base aid percentage, decrease, SB 100
  I.M.No. 37 -- interim study requested of fiscal effects, revenue implications, potential state liability for a takings action, impact on school equalization revenue, and socioeconomic impacts of, HJR 39
  Investment of funds, authorization for district to pool and independently invest for compliance with investment laws, SB 246
  Joint construction of facility, contract authorization and approval of bonds by electorate, HB 419
  Levy proposition to electors only once in calendar year, requiring, HB 496
  Operating reserve, levy to eliminate negative fund balance and restore reserves, HB 90
  Over-BASE budget, requiring voter approval for portion that exceeds the greater of either previous year's general fund budget or general fund budget per-ANB, SB 261
  Per-ANB entitlement
    adjustment when school district has an unusual enrollment increase of at least 4%, SB 104
    increase, SB 100, HB 133, HB 347
  Property tax
    agricultural land reclassification, allowing retention of additional tax revenue resulting from and submission to electorate, SB 119
    class 6 tax rate reduction and exemption reimbursement to local taxing jurisdictions, SB 200
    local, increase -- vote required, HB 496
    state prohibited from levying for education and allowing locally imposed taxes for governmental purposes -- constitutional amendment for, SB 526
  Revision of specific provisions, SB 69
  Special education, funding, HB 347
  State equalization aid levy, reduction, HB 108
  Subdivisions, school facilities attributable to -- payments collected by local governments from subdividers to pay for all or part of capital costs to be deposited in building fund, HB 434
  Taxable values and millage rates, certification -- revision of time for and requiring certification to be based on best estimate of value, SB 312
  Taxation
    changes resulting in local revenue loss or increased tax burden, constitutional amendment to prohibit legislature from enacting, SB 529
    limitation requiring two-thirds vote to increase taxes or appropriations, constitutional amendment for, HB 653
    reform, certain provisions revised, SB 157, SB 525
    revenue lost because of reductions and exemptions, reimbursement, HB 678
    “tax increase” defined for purposes of elections, SB 442, SB 460
  Teachers' retirement tax levy, local option sales tax revenue used to reduce, SB 370
  Tuition fund established for purposes of voting a tax increase, SB 460
  Youth care facilities, education aid for students placed in, HB 413

SCHOOLS
  Basic economic and consumer principles and personal financial planning coursework, integration by board of public education into model learner goals or content and performance standards for public schools urged, SJR 2
  Building maintenance, construction, reconstruction, technology acquisition, textbooks, and library materials -- funding for, HB 133, HB 347
  Charter schools, establishment, SB 204
  Child abuse and neglect interviews, requirements for school employees revised, HB 243
  Class or activity not required for graduation, allowing student to not attend, HB 242
  Computer equipment donated by small business corporations, tax deduction eliminated, SB 519
  Corporal punishment, definition clarified, SB 3
  County high school principal, report requirements revised, SB 69
  Disabilities, out-of-district child with -- district serving to receive funds to pay for allowable costs, SB 422
  Driver/traffic education instructors, private -- adoption of rules establishing certification requirements, HB 601
  Drug use or other criminal activity, youth involved in -- notification to school, school authorized to expel or to refuse to accept youth, and education records to youth court and law enforcement when, HB 310
  Emergency management plan, adoption, HB 37
  Emergency services agencies -- schools encouraged to cooperate and coordinate with in identifying local hazards, designing appropriate drills, and developing emergency management plans, HJR 20
  Enrollment and attendance laws
    abolishment, HB 242
    lowering age to 6 years of age, HB 549
    revision generally, SB 309
  Fingerprinting and name-based criminal background check requirements for teachers and other school personnel, HB 590
  Gifted and talented program, coordinator to be hired for, HB 608
  Hays-Lodge Pole School District, appropriation for rebuilding lodge pole elementary school, HB 568
  Home schools
    income tax exemption for parents or guardians for each dependent in, HB 510
    requirements abolished, HB 242
  Income tax exemption for parents or guardians for each dependent in public or nonpublic elementary or secondary grades including home school program, HB 510
  Indians' cultural heritage, state's recognition and commitment to establish educational goals that will preserve cultural integrity -- implementation of constitutional provisions, HB 528
  Internet use, filtering and blocking of access to obscene or otherwise illegal material, HB 376
  Montana history as part of basic program, requirements, HB 599
  Noncertified employees, wages and benefits to be paid during emergency school closures and allowing unemployment insurance benefit payments between academic terms and during vacations and holidays, HB 247
  Private schools, requirements abolished, HB 242
  Public education -- resolution supporting funding that is commensurate with growth of Montana's economy and inflation, that adequately compensates teachers, and that meets state's constitutional obligation, HJR 1
  Revision of specific provisions, SB 69
  Special education
    congress and president clinton urged to increase funding to meet federal commitment under the individuals with disabilities education act, HJR 28
    cooperatives, hiring of unlicensed speech-language pathologists and audiologists allowed under certain conditions, HB 301
  Speed limit in school zones, department of transportation and local governments encouraged to establish uniform limit of 15 mph, HJR 25
  Subdivisions, facilities attributable to -- local governments to collect payments from subdividers to pay for all or part of capital costs, HB 434
  Surplus state property, donating to school districts for classroom use authorized, HB 584
  Tax credit for elementary and secondary education expenses for dependent minor, HB 318
  Tuition agreements eliminated except those negotiated with other states or provinces, SB 422
  Tuition contracts for services for out-of-district students, interlocal agreements authorized and establishing formula to determine amount that sending district may be charged, SB 422
  Volunteer programs, intergenerational -- development encouraged, HB 401, HJR 21
  Weapon possession law, clarification
    making it illegal to possess weapon in or on school property, SB 65
    making it illegal to possess weapon on school grounds and including pellet guns and BB guns as weapons, HB 45
    offense of possession of weapon in building to include “with purpose to commit criminal offense”, HB 566

SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION
  Buses
    additional, allowing district to purchase from bus depreciation reserve fund, SB 299
    liability insurance, increase in minimum amount and submission to electorate, HB 589
  Field trips, allowing costs to be paid out of transportation fund budget, HB 472
  Individual transportation contracts, reimbursement for -- authorization revised, SB 150
  Revision of specific provisions, SB 69
  Routes extended to transport pupils from outside service area without approval of electorate prohibited, HB 456
  Services limited to high school district in high school district that encompasses an independent elementary school district when, HB 220

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 5
  Investments made from coal severance tax trust fund, repayment to be redeposited in coal severance tax permanent fund with interest, HB 480

SEARCH AND RESCUE
  Fish and game violations, revenue from additional fine imposed to fund, HB 642

SECRETARY OF STATE
  Appropriation, HB 490
  Ballot issues, provisions revised, HB 636
  Charitable Solicitations Act, administration and enforcement, HB 280
  Construction liens, electronic filing and perfection -- establishing pilot program and allowing alternative filing, SB 476
  Electronic data certification authority or repository, registration of persons acting as, HB 188
  Fees collected by, clarification of deposit requirement and crediting of account income and interest, SB 136
  Foreign corporations and foreign limited liability companies contracting with state, notification to contracting parties of certificate of authority requirements, HB 150
  Initiative petitions, prohibiting approval of those legally insufficient, HB 508
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Notary public's change of address and telephone number, requiring fee to be submitted for, SB 451
  Supreme court election campaign financing program, administration, HB 61
  Telecommunications services carriers or other entities prohibited from charging for product or service not requested by or provided to customer, revocation of repeat violator's right to transact business, HB 598
  Telephone solicitation calls, list of persons unwilling to receive -- requirements, SB 275
  Term limits, constitutional -- revision, SB 39
  Write-in candidates, declarations for nomination or of intent -- filing provisions, HB 175

SECURED TRANSACTIONS
  Revision of provisions generally and replacement of article 9 of Uniform Commercial Code with most recent version, SB 153

SECURITIES AND SECURITY REGULATION
  Agricultural marketing associations, offer or sale of securities -- exempt transaction under securities laws, SB 296
  Broker-dealers, employment-related information -- clarifying qualified privilege for mandatory reporting, HB 523
  Living trust provisions made permanent and license application and renewal fees eliminated, SB 128
  Multilevel distribution companies to file notice of activity and consent to service of process with securities commissioner, HB 121
  Public fund deposits, letter of credit from federal home loan bank allowed as collateral, SB 317
  Revision of laws generally, HB 100

SENTENCING AND SENTENCES
  Discriminatory purpose, crimes committed for -- enhanced sentences, SB 213
  Interim study requested of statutes, data information collection and management, and issues related to, SJR 14
  Life imprisonment, direct appeal to supreme court provided for cases involving, SB 443
  Revision and clarification of certain statutes, HB 48
  Revocation of suspended or deferred sentence, imposition of modified or additional terms and conditions when defendant sentenced to prison, HB 146
  Street gang-related felony committed on or within 1,000' of municipal housing authority, enhanced term of incarceration, HB 292
  Surcharge upon criminal convictions, additional imposed for financing local victim and witness advocate programs and administrative expenses of assessing court, HB 257

SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND SEWER SYSTEMS
  County water or sewer district and municipal water or sewer system governing body prohibited from/establishing requirements to be met before requiring property owner to pay outstanding charges for services when they are incurred by renter, SB 74
  County water or sewer districts
    director or trustee positions, appointment provisions clarified, HB 289
    financing, revision and clarification of laws and authorizing levy of special assessments to pay improvement costs, SB 269
    governing body, election or appointment provisions revised, SB 488
    powers clarified, HB 288
  Delinquent sewer charges, notice requirement changed and allowing delinquent sewer or water service assessment list to be filed with department of revenue, HB 99
  Health, local boards of -- authority modified and clarified relating to sanitation in subdivisions, SB 433
  Industrial or commercial user, provision of water and sewer utility services by municipality or district to -- does not constitute beneficial use in the service by, HB 248
  Revenue bond provisions clarified, HB 320
  Septage disposal, requirements established and requiring licensure of persons engaged in, SB 126
  Subdivisions, inspections required prior to installation of sewage systems, HB 666

SHERIFFS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
  Guaranteed annual benefit adjustment, removal of provision that stops adjustment if recipient becomes active member of another retirement system, SB 295
  Optional benefits, certain benefits to revert back to regular retirement benefits upon member's request if contingent annuitant dies or marriage is dissolved and settlement or family law order does not entitle them to optional benefit, SB 457
  Purchase of service for periods of illness or injury, provision for, HB 182

SHOOTING RANGES
  Establishment and improvement grants, HB 389

SILICOSIS BENEFITS
  Increase, appropriation for, HB 495

SMALL BUSINESSES
  Board of Review, composition revised, SB 26
  Business equipment tax abatement for new businesses, HB 272
  Job creation loan program, requirement removed that only small businesses may receive job credit interest rate reduction for participation, HB 237
  Licensing coordination provisions, administration responsibilities transferred, HB 73
  Registration and licensing, additional state agencies to participate and transfer of funds authorized, SB 26
  Small business investment company provisions, revision to ensure compliance with federal law and authorizing additional companies, SB 169
  Small employer health insurance
    carriers prohibited from considering as eligible employees those who have waived coverage because of other existing health insurance coverage, SB 115
    reinsurance program and board eliminated and providing transition for persons already ceded to reinsurance program, SB 347
  Solid waste management district charges for home-based business in family residential unit, rate limited, HB 17
  State purchasing, general revision of small business purchasing act, HB 581
  Tax deductions for small business corporations, elimination, SB 519

SMALL CLAIMS COURTS
  Corporations suing or defending suits on debts, allowing representation in court by person not an attorney or by corporate director or officer, HB 227
  Procedures revised, HB 263

SMOKING AND SMOKERS
  Local government buildings, authorizing rather than requiring smoking and nonsmoking areas, HB 212
  Local governments to determine smoking and nonsmoking policies for public spaces within their jurisdiction, HB 408

SNOWMOBILES
  Fee in lieu of tax, discount for payments under certain conditions and exceptions, SB 159
  Franchising, sale, and warranty -- revision of law relating to, SB 331
  Safety and liability statutes revised, SB 87

SOCIAL SECURITY
  Congress urged to provide for sound, long-term funding without resorting to privatization, SJR 13
  Death certificates, number required unless federal government exempts Montana from requirement, SB 30
  Driver's licenses applications to include number, SB 76
  Fish and wildlife license applications to include number, SB 76
  Medicare program, congress and executive branch of united states government urged to take action to require coverage of long-term care and prescription drug costs by, SJR 5
  Privacy of numbers, requirements, HB 637

SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 7

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
  Container site, definition revised, SB 321
  District boards, department of revenue to provide information to use in determining rates for service charges and assessment of fees for database development costs, SB 239
  Garbage carriers hauling garbage on highway allowed to exceed total gross weight limitations, SB 374
  Home-based business in family residential unit, rate of charges by district limited, HB 17

SPACEPORT AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITY
  Urging participation in, support, and encouragement for location of spaceport and technology facility in Montana, and to nurture economic and regulatory environment to attract venturestar and space-related businesses to Montana, and to welcome lockheed-martin and other space-related industries to Montana, HJR 15

SPACEPORT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
  General obligation bonds to pay costs, HB 555

SPACE VEHICLES
  Property tax exemption for vehicles and business personal property used to design, manufacture, and launch, SB 274

SPACE, VENTURE STAR PROJECT
  Grants to local governments submitting proposals to locate project in Montana, HB 621

SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS
  Management and control, mandatory transfer to city or town when territory of district is annexed into, SB 350

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS
  School districts and special education cooperatives, hiring of unlicensed pathologists and audiologists allowed under certain conditions, HB 301

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

SPEED LIMIT, See MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

SPORTS AND SPORTING EVENTS
  Athletic facilities, exemption from property tax, SB 444

STATE AUDITOR
  Appropriation, HB 2
  Banking regulation transferred to, HB 202
  Term limits, constitutional -- revision, SB 39

STATE DEBT COLLECTION
  Attorney general's duty to represent state in proceedings to include, HB 94
  Revision of provisions generally and authority transferred to Department of Revenue, HB 168

STATE EMPLOYEE BONUS PROGRAM, HB 562

STATE EMPLOYEES, See generally PUBLIC OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES

STATE FINANCE
  Dedicated revenue
    review provisions revised, SB 50
    revision of laws generally, HB 69
  Expenditure limits, revision and clarification, SB 45
  Limitation requiring two-thirds vote to increase taxes, appropriations, or fees -- constitutional amendment for, HB 653

STATE GOVERNMENT
  American Red Cross, state employees as volunteers providing disaster relief volunteer service -- granting of paid leave for, HB 583
  Collective bargaining, public employer representative to petition to redetermine appropriate unit upon significant reorganization of agency, HB 474
  Competition, freedom from government competition provisions and interim study requested, HB 515
  Competitive market, definition provided, HB 567
  Construction contractor's money withheld, deposit of amount retained into interest-bearing account and interest to be paid to contractor, SB 240
  County tax collection duties, assumption -- transfer of revenue on same-day basis, SB 208
  Debts owed to, collection -- uniformity of and standardizing provisions, HB 166
  Drug and alcohol testing, state to implement qualified testing program to test prospective new public officers and employees as condition of hire, HB 489
  Electronic mail -- using to accept public comment electronically, dissemination of electronic mail address and documents required, and fees prohibited, HB 616
  Electronic transactions with state agencies and local government units, provision for, HB 188
  Federal land -- urging full funding of payments in lieu of taxes, the proper harvest of allowable sale quota for timber, and renewal of compact with state and local governments to contribute fair share of taxes on, HJR 19
  Fees, revision of laws authorizing governmental entities to charge and revision of statutes containing delegations to agencies to establish, SB 256
  Firearms, restriction on regulation of use and exceptions, HB 149
  License or permit applications, notice of estimated turnaround time to be included, HB 66
  Lodging facility use tax
    exemption eliminated for facilities that do not charge more than 60% of amount authorized for state reimbursement for lodging while on state business within state, HB 287
    revising distribution of tax revenue paid for in-state lodging and providing tax be returned to fund from which paid, HB 674
  Motor vehicles, state-owned or leased, See MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
  Noncompete provisions, HB 515
  Parents, fundamental right to direct upbringing of their children -- interference prohibited, SB 152
  Property owners
    compensation provided for parcels of property for which fair market value is substantially and disproportionately reduced by actions of state agency and exemption, HB 559
    protection of property from natural disasters, civil proceeding or prosecution prohibited for actions taken by owner, HB 441
  Retirement service for employees whose positions are eliminated by reduction in force, privatization, or agency reorganization -- provision indefinitely extended for employer to help purchase, HB 494
  Settlement authority and procedure of state agencies revised and providing for deposit and use of proceeds, SB 46
  Social security numbers, prohibiting use and exception, HB 637
  “Squaw” -- compilation of list of/identification of all geographic features and places containing term and removal from maps, signs, or markers and providing for appointment of advisory group to develop replacement names, HB 412
  Surplus state property, donation to school districts for classroom use authorized, HB 584
  Telecommunications services providers, competition with -- prohibited, SB 332
  Telecommuting, promoting for employees of all branches, SB 431
  Telephone calls from public, voice menu answering systems
    department of administration urged to develop policy and provide for training on appropriate use, HJR 31
    state agencies not to use prerecorded systems to answer, HB 144
  Termination scheduled for state agency programs, provisions for and legislation exempting from unfunded mandate law the amounts required to be spent by local government units as result of, HB 501
  Transportation contracts with certain intrastate transportation providers, compliance, HB 259
  Tribal representation requested on trade missions and on state boards and commissions promoting state growth and development, HJR 24
  Truth in Government Act, SB 382
  Wage and tax laws, employer's noncompliance with federal or state -- departments to share information about, HB 547

STATE LANDS
  Access across public land to private and public land, continuation ensured, HB 352
  Agricultural leases, methods of leasing revised, SB 7
  Easement across, application for -- allowing survey prepared using global positioning system technology/data collected through use of alternative survey methods to accompany, SB 276
  Environmental Policy Act, actions taken under -- exemptions created, HB 142
  Equalization payments to include land on which state conducts farming or ranching operation, SB 454
  Ethics education pilot program for violators injuring persons or property on, HB 291
  Forest land report by Board of Land Commissioners to trust beneficiaries, requirements, SB 411
  General recreational use, constitutional amendment to ensure Montana residents do not need to have state license or to pay state fee for/allowing the state to require a fee for, HB 488
  Grazing leases, methods of leasing revised, SB 7
  Invalid provisions, removal, HB 80
  Isolated state land classifications, reciprocal access agreements for management, HB 96
  Powell County, state payment for land on which state conducts a farming or ranching operation, SB 454
  Recreational use license and fee eliminated, HB 564
  Resource development account deduction of 3 %, termination date removed, HB 35
  Surplus land and improvements, sale and disposition of proceeds, HB 102
  Timber conservation license in lieu of sale of timber, HB 485
  Trust land management functions, funding authorized, SB 48
  Wild medicinal plants, moratorium on harvest or removal from, SB 178

STATE LIBRARY COMMISSION
  Appointments to, SR 4
  
Appropriations, HB 2, HB 4
  Library federation base grant distribution and board of trustees, rules for -- adoption authorized, HB 125

STATE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, COMMITTEE ON
  Elimination, SB 11

STATE PARKS, See PARKS AND RECREATION

STATE-TRIBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
  Establishment and appropriation, HB 670

STATUTES OF LIMITATION
  Insurance code violations, provided for actions for, HB 47
  Judgment or decree rendered in court not of record, commencement of action upon -- conformance to other limitation periods, SB 191
  Motor vehicle towing and storage charges, possessory lien created for and limitation for foreclosure on, SB 165
  Real property improvements, actions arising from -- land surveying included and subject to limitations on, HB 214
  Tax imposition or property tax collection, actions for, HB 567

STREET MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
  Definitions of “maintenance” and “improvements” expanded or clarified, method of assessment for costs revised, or notice requirements for assessments clarified, HB 336
  Park and forestry maintenance districts, authorization, HB 363

STREETS AND ALLEYS
  Local option motor fuel tax district revenue, purpose, HB 397

SUBDIVISIONS
  Agricultural land, parcels of land that are part of platted subdivision that is in compliance with subdivision and platting act may not be valued as, SB 121
  Airport-related land leased or rented/certain leases or rentals by city, county, state, or airport authority -- exemption from local regulation, SB 429
  “Aliquot part” defined and definition of “tract of record” clarified, HB 270
  Cluster development regulations, authorization, SB 383
  Growth policy provisions, SB 97
  Health, local boards of -- authority modified and clarified relating to sanitation, SB 433
  Out-of-state sales of in-state subdivisions
    provisions repealed, SB 108
    registration with board of realty regulation, requirement deleted, SB 108, SB 189
  Park dedication requirements, modification, HB 505
  Plats, filing fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 286
  Preliminary plat or minor subdivision, clarifying time limits for governing body to take action on, HB 300
  Review, subdivisions exempt from but subject to survey requirements -- provisions revised, HB 423
  Sanitation in
    environmental quality council requested to study implementation of statutes, SJR 17
    revision of provisions, HB 666
  School facilities attributable to, local governments to collect payments from subdividers to pay for all or part of capital costs, HB 434
  Vacant subdivided land, valuation for tax purposes, HB 671
  Water rights delivery system easements in proposed subdivisions, provision for, HB 205
  Water supplies for proposed subdivisions, requirements clarified, HB 298

SUBPOENAS
  Constitutionally protected material, clarification of the showing necessary for the discovery of, SB 221

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 133, HB 145, HB 347, HB 413, HB 608
  Driver/traffic education instructors, private -- adoption of rules establishing certification requirements, HB 601
  Eddie Eagle Elementary Gun Safety Education Program, superintendent and school districts encouraged to adopt, HJR 14
  FAIM financial assistance participants, funds for adult basic education programs for, HB 650
  Fingerprinting and name-based criminal background check requirements for teachers and other school personnel, HB 590
  Gifted and talented program, coordinator to be hired for, HB 608
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Job skills required by Montana employers, collection and dissemination of information on, HB 378
  Motorcycle safety training program transferred from, SB 428
  School personnel trained in first aid and CPR to be present in every public school, urging, HJR 13
  State surplus property, procedures to be implemented to ensure notice of availability and equal access and fair distribution, HB 584
  Term limits, constitutional -- revision, SB 39
  Vocational and technical education state plan, requiring superintendent and commissioner of higher education to work cooperatively on, SB 393

SUPREME COURT
  Admission to bar and practice of law, rules governing -- elimination of conflicting statutes, SB 222
  Appropriation, HB 627
  Chief water judge, appointment by -- senate concurrence, SR 3
  Citizen review boards, name changed and consolidation and definition of processes and procedures for, HB 498
  Civil legal assistance for indigent victims of domestic violence account, procedures for distribution and accountability of money from, SB 505
  Death penalty or life imprisonment cases and cases involving constitutionality of statute, direct appeal provided, SB 443
  Election campaign financing program, HB 61
  Justices, length of terms -- constitutional amendment to reduce, SB 42
  Public defenders, longevity salary increases, HB 627

SURPLUS REAL ESTATE ACT, HB 102

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TAX APPEAL BOARDS
  County, session and meeting dates changed and property tax reduction applications to be filed with/submitted to county clerk and recorder, HB 82
  State, appointments to, SR 5, SR 7

TAXATION, CORPORATIONS
  Banks and savings and loan associations -- list to counties of amount of taxes, interest, and penalties distributed to each taxing jurisdiction, HB 511
  Commercial enterprise
    business income of religious, charitable, scientific, and educational corporations and associations -- for tax on and submission to electorate, HB 518
    property or income of nonprofit corporation or public charity that is used in or generated by, tax-exempt status retained or eliminated -- interim study requested, HB 516
  Credits
    class 8 business equipment taxes paid, against license taxes and exceptions, SB 200
    elimination of specific credits, SB 519
    employee health benefit plans, contributions for certain employers, HB 240
    investments, general credit provided for, SB 244
    jobs, qualifying new or qualifying job training programs -- against license taxes, SB 200
    mineral and coal deposits on certain land, locatable and leasable -- exploration incentive credits for activities involving exploration for, SB 265
    public assistance, for wages paid to certain employees receiving various types of, HB 358
    research expenses and research payments, qualified -- for, HB 638
  Deduction of contributions and interest, elimination, SB 519
  Dissolution of corporation does not relieve corporation of tax liabilities, SB 84
  Federal taxable income, income tax of partnerships and subchapter S corporations, including trusts and estates revised to relate to, SB 517
  Federal tax adjustments or amended returns filed, amended Montana return required, SB 53
  Health security fund tax, SB 511
  Incentives, elimination, SB 519
  Mineral and coal deposits on certain land, locatable and leasable -- exploration incentive credits for activities involving exploration for and deduction provided for donated exploration information, SB 265
  Small business corporations, elimination of contribution deductions, SB 519
  Transportation alternatives for employees, tax incentives created for businesses that create, HB 569
  Utilities, sale of generation assets -- capital gains exemption for, HB 305

TAXATION, ESTATES
  Estate and generation-skipping tax to apply to extent of applicable federal credit for each tax, HB 253
  Estate tax applicable to extent of federal estate tax credit, SB 523
  Federal taxable income, revision generally to relate to, SB 517
  Inheritance tax
    elimination, SB 523
    repeal, HB 253
    stepchildren, exemption extended, SB 473
  Joint tenancy, application for determination of tax in -- expanding exemption to include lineal descendants and stepchildren of decedent, HB 357

TAXATION, GASOLINE AND VEHICLE FUELS
  Alcohol tax incentive, funding moved from highway trust fund to state general fund and department of revenue to make incentive payment, SB 297
  Aviation fuel, increase and submission to electorate, SB 205, SB 206
  Consolidated city-county government, approval of revised boundaries for purpose of tax revenue allocation, SB 504
  Dealers' license tax, allocation to noxious weed management programs, SB 164
  Dyed diesel fuel pumps, marking, SB 346
  Electronic funds transfers may be used for payment of taxes and associated fees, penalties, and interest when, HB 172
  Gasoline tax refunds and credits
    agricultural use, definition and provisions revised, SB 401
    eligibility limited to applicants engaged in business of farming, ranching, mining, or operating a railroad, SB 311
  Jet fuel, refinery or distributor selling certain types to federal defense fuel supply center -- credit or refund increased, SB 205
  License renewal fee for wholesale distributors eliminated and licensing requirement applicable to persons selling gasoline or fuel for which refunds may be claimed eliminated, HB 138
  Liquefied petroleum gas and compressed natural gas dealers, frequency of filing returns changed, HB 139
  Local option motor fuel excise tax, revision of provisions, HB 397
  Revision of provisions generally to clarify language, HB 630
  Special fuel tax refunds and credits
    agricultural use, definition and provisions revised, SB 401
    eligibility limited to applicants engaged in business of farming, ranching, mining, or operating railroad, SB 310

TAXATION, GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Changes resulting in local revenue loss or increased tax burden, constitutional amendment to prohibit legislature from enacting, SB 529
  Collection, uniformity of and standardizing provisions, HB 166
  Contaminated properties, requesting environmental quality council to coordinate with other agencies to study need for and utility of tax and other financial incentives to encourage voluntary cleanup and redevelopment of, HJR 3
  County tax collection duties, assumption by state agency -- transfer of revenue on same-day basis, SB 208
  Electric energy producers' license tax
    customer's bill, itemization on -- allowing, HB 174, HB 196
    imposition, HB 174
    increase and providing exemption for small power production facility under an existing contract, HB 177
  Electricity, kilowatt hour tax, HB 178
  Family education savings accounts
    restructuring of program, SB 519
    revision generally, SB 308
  First-time home buyer savings accounts
    pay-on-death beneficiary and service fee deduction allowed, HB 186
    restructuring of program, SB 519
  Limitation requiring two-thirds vote to increase fees, taxes, or appropriations -- constitutional amendment for, HB 653
  Medical care savings accounts
    county employees authorized to use insurance contract or plan in conjunction with and providing for contributions, HB 619
    pay-on-death beneficiary designated, service fee deduction allowed, and account administrator's responsibility clarified, HB 186
    restructuring of program, SB 519
  Payments, discount for -- under certain conditions and exceptions, SB 159
  People's right to vote on tax enactments and increases, HB 673
  Public officers or employees, use of public time and facilities to inform the public through the voter information pamphlet about tax increases or new taxes subject to article VIII, sec. 17 of the Montana constitution authorized, HB 342
  State debt collection, offset of taxes owed to other entities against Montana tax refunds, HB 168
  Statutes of limitation for actions for tax imposition, HB 567
  Telecommunications
    advanced telecommunications infrastructure tax credit, SB 172
    retail excise tax of 4%/3.75% to fund property and license tax decreases, HB 191
  Telephone company license tax
    advanced telecommunications infrastructure tax credit, SB 172
    elimination, SB 523
    internet access services not taxable under, SB 192
    payment, due date changed and submission to electorate, SB 109, SB 110
    repeal of provisions, HB 128
  Uniform provisions for assessing penalties for late filed tax returns, reports, or statements and for assessing penalty and interest for delinquent taxes and fees and waiver of penalty provisions revised, HB 132
  Wholesale energy transaction tax on electric energy introduced on state transmission lines, SB 83, SB 85

TAXATION, INDIVIDUAL INCOME
  Checkoff system
    elimination of specific programs, SB 519
    nongame wildlife, agriculture in Montana schools, and child abuse and neglect prevention programs -- threshold amount that triggers termination revised, SB 380
    supreme court election campaign financing, for, HB 61
  Credits
    child support collection administrative fee, HB 87
    class 8 business equipment taxes paid and exceptions, SB 200
    education expenses, elementary and secondary -- for dependent minor, HB 318
    elimination of specific credits, SB 519
    employee health benefit plans, contributions for certain employers, HB 240
    4% sales tax and use tax, HB 675
    health insurance premiums made/paid by state employees for certain dependents, refundable credit and limitations, SB 175
    health security fund, SB 511
    household tax, SB 517
    investments, general credit provided for, SB 244
    jobs, qualifying new or qualifying job training programs, SB 200
    mineral and coal deposits, locatable and leasable -- exploration incentive credits for activities involving exploration for, SB 265
    property taxes paid on residential property, credit equal to 4% of, HB 386
    public assistance, for wages paid to certain employees receiving various types of, HB 358
    qualified research expenses, HB 638
    sales taxes paid, SB 143
  Deductions
    contributions and interest, elimination, SB 519
    deletion of specific deductions, HB 655
    federal income tax liability allowed, clarification, HB 654
    federal income tax paid, limited, SB 524
    mineral and coal deposits, locatable and leasable/exploration for -- provided for donated exploration information, SB 265
    net operating loss from a trade or business, revision, HB 651
    residence interest payments, qualified -- limited, SB 524
  Estate or trust income based on taxable distribution of the estate or trust, revision, HB 657
  Family Education Savings Act, revision generally, SB 308
  Federal income tax paid, income tax to be a percentage of, HB 655
  Federal taxable income, revision of provisions to relate to and reducing marginal tax rates on taxable income, SB 517, HB 582
  Federal tax adjustments or amended returns filed, amended Montana return required, SB 53
  Federal tax required to be recalculated if certain Montana-specific items are to be included or excluded in income tax, HB 655
  Filing, automatic extensions of time provided, SB 28
  Foreign capital depository assessment payments, distribution to individual income taxpayers for tax relief, SB 426
  Health security fund tax, SB 511
  Incentives, elimination, SB 519
  IRA converted to Roth IRA, married taxpayers allowed to file separate returns to defer conversion amount, SB 522
  Local option income tax, HB 393
  Lottery winnings, clarification, SB 106
  Motor vehicle casualty insurance association, low-income -- exemption, HB 157
  Nonresidents, threshold filing requirement to be same as requirement for residents, SB 52
  Rate reduction, SB 517
  Reduction (of 20%) phased in by reducing taxes payable before credits by 5%/3% each year for 4 consecutive years, HB 386
  School expenses
    exemption and limitation for each taxpayer or dependent enrolled in any in-state public or nonpublic postsecondary institution, SB 375
    exemption for parents or guardians for each dependent in public or nonpublic elementary or secondary grades including home school program, HB 510

TAXATION, MINERALS
  Coal producer's license tax, establishment, HB 260
  Coal severance tax, See also COAL TRUST FUNDS
    coal producer's license taxes paid, credit, HB 260
    school building maintenance, construction, reconstruction, technology acquisition, textbooks, and library materials -- funding for, HB 347
    state parks trust fund, appropriation from, HB 225
  Coal severance tax bonds, issuance for renewable resource projects, HB 8
  Health security fund tax, SB 511
  Local government tax and fee revenue losses, reimbursement, SB 520
  Mines, metal -- gross proceeds, definition of “receipts received” revised to include transportation costs as deduction for determining tax, HB 420
  Mines, metal -- license tax
    definition of “receipts received” revised to include transportation costs as deduction for determining tax, HB 420
    proceeds, allocations revised, SB 49, SB 248, SB 502
  Oil and natural gas production tax
    pre-1985 and post-1985 wells, report requirements clarified, HB 661
    rate reduced and distribution revised, SB 249
    revision, SB 523, SB 530
    stripper well exemption, HB 658
  Oil or gas, fees received by producer or operator to administer royalty payments does not constitute value of production for tax purposes, SB 430
  Oil production produced from stripper well, revision, HB 661
  Resource Indemnity Trust and Ground Water Assessment Act renamed, SB 249
  Resource indemnity trust and ground water assessment tax
    allocation of proceeds revised and distribution of trust fund interest earnings changed, SB 49, SB 248, SB 492
    bull trout and cutthroat trout recovery/enhancement program, trust fund interest to be used for, HB 647
    repeal when trust balance totals $100 million and diversion of proceeds eliminated, SB 249

TAXATION, PROPERTY
  Acquisition valuation method of property valuation, implementation and submission to electorate, SB 146
  Agricultural land
    eligibility of certain land parcels to qualify as, revision, SB 121
    income criteria for determination as, revision, HB 385
    reclassification, retention of additional tax revenue resulting from and submission to electorate, SB 119
  Agricultural products, property over 240 acres that is used primarily for production/to produce unrelated business taxable income does not qualify as property used purely for public charitable purposes of qualifying for exemption, HB 513
  Airlines
    centrally assessed property -- specifying confidentiality of certain returns, reports, and records filed or prepared, SB 105
    newly acquired aircraft and supporting equipment, valuation revised, HB 479
  Appraisal
    changes, taxpayer notification expanded, HB 108
    market value of property as indicated by sales of comparable property method or cost-less-depreciation method to be used, SB 441
  Assessment revision, eliminating need to process new tax bill or to issue refund as result of -- when, HB 659
  Athletic facilities, exemption, SB 444
  Business Consumption Tax Act, SB 518
  Business consumption taxes, coordination of distribution of revenue with enactment of, SB 520
  Business equipment
    exemption, SB 516
    newly acquired, exemption, SB 200
    new small businesses, tax abatement for, HB 272
    tax rate reduction reimbursement, computation clarified, SB 15
  Centrally assessed property, valuation revised and clarified, HB 668
  Charity, public
    property or income used in or generated by commercial enterprise, tax-exempt status retained or eliminated -- interim study requested, HB 516
    property used in commercial enterprise activity subject to property tax and submission to electorate, HB 519
  City or town newly incorporated, county to retain property within as part of tax base for purpose of levying taxes for maintenance of property, SB 294
  Class 4, exemption for portion of value of certain property and phasing in value change, SB 184
  Class 6
    phasing out by annually reducing taxable percentage by 1%, HB 199
    tax rate reduction and exemption reimbursement to local taxing jurisdictions, SB 200
  Class 7, recreational residential improvements that are intermittently occupied, HB 403
  Class 8
    business equipment taxes paid, credits against individual income taxes or corporate license taxes and exceptions, SB 200
    business equipment tax rate, reduction and reimbursement of local governments and schools for revenue loss, SB 15, HB 86
    cultural, social, and recreational purposes -- debt limit for, class eight property included, HB 210
    oil field equipment, specific -- clarification of classification, SB 487
    progressive exemption from taxation of class 8 property, SB 200
    property held in single ownership within a county, first $25,000 or less of market value -- exemption, HB 39
  Class 9, rate revised under certain conditions, SB 516
  Class 10, rate reduction and phasein of reduction, SB 184
  Class 13, electrical generation facilities included, HB 174
  Classes 3 and 4, rate reduction, SB 516
  Classes 3, 4, and 10 -- rate reductions, instating 1996 appraised value, and reappraisal requirement, HB 108
  Classes 5, 6, and 8 -- elimination, SB 516
  Community college district retirement fund levy, imposition only on property within district, SB 151
  Dairies, industrial -- exemption for business personal property and livestock used by, SB 532
  Delinquent taxes, penalty provisions clarified/revised, HB 132
  Delinquent taxpayer lists, publication not to include persons less than 2 years delinquent, SB 25
  Discount
    payments, for -- under certain conditions and exceptions, SB 159
    taxes paid in advance, for, HB 646
  Education, constitutional amendment prohibiting state from levying for and allowing locally imposed taxes for governmental purposes, SB 526
  Elderly residential property tax credit
    definition of “income” revised, HB 652
    provisions revised, SB 92, SB 424
  Electrical generation facilities, revision of provisions, SB 83, SB 85
  Electrical generation property, reclassification -- county levy to compensate for taxable value loss through, HB 677
  Electrical Generation Tax Reform Act, HB 174
  Electrical transmission and distribution property, placing into single property tax class, SB 86
  Electricity Excise Tax Act, HB 174
  Electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives, kilowatt hour tax to partially fund decrease from, HB 178
  Electric utility property, separate class for, HB 174
  Environmental control easements, certain interest held by grantee exempt, SB 462
  Equalization of property values to be based on classification and on acquisition values of general residential, commercial, and industrial property class and limits to changes in valuation of certain property -- constitutional amendment allowing, SB 61
  Forest land
    rollback tax required when land has been converted to another use and submission to electorate, SB 514, SB 515
    rural, classification and taxation as forest land when, HB 667
  Golf courses, lineal yards requirement eliminated/changed and distinguishing between golf courses and miniature golf courses, HB 405
  Hail insurance payments changed from levy to fee assessment, SB 184
  Homesteads occupied by persons 65 years of age or older, allowing claim for limitation from increased residential property taxes, HB 206
  Improvements to real property, new -- revising assessment and taxation, HB 665
  Income thresholds for property tax assistance program eligibility increased, SB 92
  Industries, new or expanding -- elimination of tax break, SB 519
  Intangible personal property, exemption and exception, SB 111
  Land, valuation and taxation revised, HB 385
  Limits revised, HB 108
  Live performance theaters, exemption, SB 444
  Livestock
    constitutional amendment prohibiting tax on value of, SB 528
    per capita tax to fund predator bounty program, SB 392
  Local government tax and fee revenue losses, reimbursement, SB 520
  Local option income or sales/luxury taxes, revenue to provide property tax relief, HB 393
  Local option sales tax, percentage of revenue for reduction of property taxes, SB 370
  Market value
    assessing first $200,000 or less of residential property at 60%, SB 516
    full market value as basis for and submission to electorate, SB 135
    owner-occupied residences/residential and certain commercial property, exclusion for, HB 108, HB 343
    property held in single ownership within a county, first $25,000 or less of market value -- exemption, HB 39
  Mill levies, establishing procedure for establishment in order to comply with tax limitations, SB 184
  Motor vehicles
    constitutional amendment prohibiting taxes on certain vehicles, SB 527
    exemption of first $2500 or less of depreciated value of light vehicle and revising distribution of taxes, HB 662
    licensing and registration, taxes and fees for -- distribution to local taxing units, SB 520
    light trucks and sport utility vehicles, depreciation schedules adjusted, SB 449
    light vehicles and fleet vehicles, reduction in tax and distribution unchanged, SB 260
    light vehicles, rate reduced to 1% of value, SB 520, SB 523
    light vehicle tax replaced with fee in lieu of tax, HB 540, HB 542
    local option vehicle tax, increase of permissible rate allowed and imposition of tax submitted to electorate, HB 157
    low-income casualty insurance association, exemption, HB 157
    replacement of current system and revision of certain provisions, SB 525
    tax appeal procedure, establishment, SB 88
  Nonprofit corporations
    property or income used in or generated by commercial enterprise, tax-exempt status retained or eliminated -- interim study of advisability, HB 516
    property used in commercial enterprise activity subject to property tax, HB 517
  Owner-occupied homes, exemption, HB 675
  Personal property
    commercial purposes, used for -- constitutional amendment prohibiting taxes on, SB 527
    revision of laws relating to sheriff's levy and sale for collection of taxes, SB 214
  Poultry, constitutional amendment prohibiting tax on value of, SB 528
  Protest taxes and fees, deposit to county protest fund required and revising interest rate paid to successful tax protester, HB 511
  Railroad car companies, allocation to noxious weed management programs, SB 164
  Railroads
    centrally assessed property -- specifying confidentiality of certain returns, reports, and records filed or prepared, SB 105
    transportation property, revision and clarification of valuation, HB 669
  Reappraisal cycle revised, SB 184, SB 516
  Recreational facilities, exemption, SB 444
  Recreational residential improvements, intermittently occupied -- reclassification and rate increase, HB 403
  Reimbursement to local governments, local taxing jurisdictions, and school districts for revenue lost because of reductions and exemptions, HB 678
  Relief to homeowners, renters, commercial property owners and other taxpayers, SB 157, SB 525
  Rental housing for lower-income tenants, exemption when, SB 167
  Revision of laws generally, SB 184, SB 516
  Sales tax to provide relief for property taxpayers, SB 525
  Space vehicles and business personal property used to design, manufacture, and launch -- exemption for, SB 274
  State land equalization payments to include land on which state conducts farming or ranching operation, SB 454
  Statutes of limitation for actions for tax collection and property taxes considered collected in year in which they are imposed, HB 567
  Subdivided land, vacant -- valuation for, HB 671
  Taxable values and millage rates, certification -- revision of time for and requiring certification to be based on best estimate of value, SB 312
  Tax deed
    county land acquired by, donation to nonprofit corporations, SB 207
    process revised, HB 656
  Telecommunications property and license tax decreases, retail excise tax of 4%/3.75% to fund, HB 191
  Telecommunications services providers, provisions revised and excise tax imposed, HB 128
  Transportation districts, voted levy -- exclusion from limitation provision, HB 105
  University system, 6-mill levy -- imposition, SB 56, SB 79
    submission to electorate, SB 80
  Urban renewal tax increment termination, requiring retention of property tax revenue be submitted to electors, SB 262
  Utilities
    centrally assessed property -- specifying confidentiality of certain returns, reports, and records filed or prepared, SB 105
    industrial and commercial users, provision of water and sewer utility services by municipality or district to -- does not constitute beneficial use in the service by the user, HB 248
  Veterans' clubhouse exemption, clarification, HB 418
  Wholesale energy transaction tax on electric energy introduced on state transmission lines, proceeds to partially replace decrease in electrical generation property taxes, SB 83, SB 85
  Wholesale energy transaction tax on transmission of electricity in state, HB 174

TAXATION, SALES
  Business Consumption Tax Act, SB 518
  4% general retail sales tax and use tax, imposition, SB 143
  4% sales tax and use tax, SB 525, HB 675
  Local option sales/luxury tax, SB 370, HB 393
  Lodging facility use tax
    allocation and use, revision, SB 509, HB 273, HB 286
    commerce, department of -- for grants to local governments to develop and implement growth policies, SB 407
    exemption eliminated for facilities that do not charge more than 60% of amount authorized for state reimbursement for lodging while on state business within state, HB 287
    lewis and clark highway, funding, HB 439
    refund for business-related lodging, HB 672
    revision of provisions generally, SB 509
    state agencies, revising distribution of tax revenue paid for in-state lodging and providing tax be returned to fund from which paid, HB 674
  Motor vehicles, new car sales tax repealed, SB 523, HB 540
  Retail telecommunications excise tax of 4%/3.75%, imposition, HB 191

TAX ELECTIONS
  Provisions for and administration, SB 228

TAX REFERENDUMS
  Agricultural seeds
    dealers, conditioners, and labelers -- increase of annual license fee, SB 182
    grower selling from production, creation of annual license fee, SB 181
  Air quality
    application fee, new, SB 255
    operation fee increase, SB 254
  Aviation gasoline license tax, increase, SB 206
  Birth certificate, certified copy -- fee increase, SB 281
  Building elevators, inspection requirements extended to other conveyances -- extension of inspection fee to new parties, HB 322
  Certification authorities, digital signature -- license fee, HB 432
  Cesspool, septic tank, or privy cleaners' licenses
    new late renewal fee when renewal fee not submitted prior to expiration of current license, SB 125
    new/yearly fees, SB 123
  Charities, public -- property used in commercial enterprise activity subject to property tax, HB 519
  Cigarette tax
    increase, HB 68
    local option excise tax, HB 365
  Commercial enterprise business income of religious, charitable, scientific, and educational corporations and associations -- for taxing, HB 518
  Commercial feed
    inspection fee, increase, HB 219
    manufacturer's or distributor's licenses
      new license, fee increase, HB 218
      renewal fee, annual increase, HB 217
  Comprehensive Health Association
    health maintenance organizations, membership required and subjection to assessment, HB 538
    members, assessment of 1%, HB 537
  Court information technology, user surcharge for funding -- continuation, HB 49, HB 104
  Death certificate, certified copy -- fee increase, SB 279
  Deferred deposit lenders
    examination fee, HB 640
    license application fee, HB 639
  Disasters or emergencies, local entities receiving state funding -- levy for reimbursement of state funds, SB 193
  Dissolution of marriage, civil filing fees that fund partner and family member assault intervention and treatment fund account -- continuation, SB 259
  Domestic violence account, civil legal assistance for indigent victims of
    civil plaintiffs' filing fees, increase to fund, SB 506
    dissolution of marriage filing fees, increase to fund, SB 507
  Driver's licenses, renewal notices sent to individuals requesting the service -- fee to offset costs of service, HB 290
  Electrical energy producers' license tax, increase to partially fund decreases in electric utilities' and certain rural electric cooperatives' property taxes, HB 177
  Electrical transmission and distribution property, creating new property tax class for, SB 86
  Electricity, kilowatt hour tax to partially fund decrease in electric utility property taxes, HB 178
  Fire department relief association disability and pension fund, tax increase for funding, SB 500
  Fishing and hunting
    access/habitat license/wildlife conservation license, resident combination -- fee increase, SB 339
    youth combination sports license fee, establishment, HB 534
  Food manufacturing establishments
    high-risk establishments, risk-based license fee, HB 369
    medium-risk establishments, risk-based license fee, HB 368
  Food service establishments, high-risk -- risk-based license fee, HB 370
  Forest land that has been converted to another use, rollback tax, SB 515
  Forklift operator's license, fee, HB 611
    renewal fee, HB 604
  Game farms, initial license fee -- increase
    game farm with more than 60 animals, HB 466
    game farm with 1 - 20 animals, HB 464
    game farm with 21 - 60 animals, HB 465
  Gasoline tax refunds, limiting to persons engaged in business of farming or ranching/eliminating to persons engaged in construction business, SB 311
  Hazardous wastes, remedial action costs -- removal of termination date for reimbursement fee, HB 487
  Hunting licenses
    access/habitat license/wildlife conservation license
      resident combination, fee increase, SB 339
      resident hunting only, fee increase, SB 341
    applicants, preference system for a species -- additional drawing fee, SB 58
    nonresident big game combination, reduction of numbers authorized for sale, SB 324
    upland game bird license, fee increase, SB 340
  Insurance guaranty association
    casualty and property, assessment fee increase, SB 377
    life and health, assessment fee increase, SB 379
  Insurer's certificate of authority fee, increase, SB 130
  Livestock mark or brand -- fee increase for recording, rerecording, or transferring, SB 327
  Local option income or sales/luxury taxes, HB 393
  Local option sales tax, SB 370
  Mining claims, affidavit of annual labor -- recording fee increase, SB 283
  Mining or millsite claims, certificate of location -- recording fee increase, SB 285
  Mortgage lender licenses
    biennial renewal fee, SB 485
    examination fee, SB 484
    initial license fee, SB 483
  Motor vehicles
    license plates
      generic specialty license plate
        administrative fee, SB 268
        sponsor fee, SB 267
      legion of valor members or surviving spouses, fee for issuance, SB 138
      national guard veterans or surviving spouses, fee for issuance, SB 139
    light vehicles, fee in lieu of tax to replace existing tax, HB 542
    local option fee, HB 540
    local option vehicle tax, SB 260
    permanently registered vehicles, accelerating payment of fee in lieu of tax and other registration fees for, HB 541
    rental, 6% surcharge, SB 211
    sovereign nation, fee for issuance, SB 160
    trailers and semitrailers, nondivisible load permit fee, SB 154
  Natural health consultants or natural health practitioners, registration fee, SB 437
  Nonprofit corporations, property used in commercial enterprise activity subject to property tax, HB 517
  Notarial commission, filing copy of and issuing certificate of official character -- fee increase, SB 287
  Nursing home workers and administrators seeing employment in nursing home, applicant's or facility's cost-sharing fee for criminal history background checks, HB 544, HB 545
  Outfitters
    hunting camps, certain camps located beyond a 100-mile radius of outfitters' primary base of operations -- fee per camp, SB 335
    leased private land, operation on -- fee for each client served, SB 337
    net client hunter use expansion, fee for each new client, SB 336
  Produce assessment fee increase, SB 147
  Property tax
    agricultural land reclassification, allowing retention of additional tax revenue resulting from, SB 119
    recreational residential improvements, intermittently occupied -- reclassification and rate increase, HB 403
    statewide mill levy and ad valorem tax on personal property, SB 157
  Property tax base, increase through use of full market value as basis for, SB 135
  Property valuation, acquisition valuation method -- implementation, SB 146
  Records or papers requiring certification with seal, copies -- fee increase, SB 280
  Retail telecommunications excise tax of 4%/3.75%, imposition to fund decrease in telecommunications property and license taxes, HB 191
  Sales tax and use tax, 4% general retail, SB 143
  School buses, liability insurance -- increase in minimum amount affecting property taxes, HB 589
  School districts
    boundary transfer increasing property taxes or changing tax base, approval required, HB 236
    general fund budget amount, increase, HB 71
    general fund levy, ballot language
      conformance to article VIII, sec. 17 of Montana constitution, SB 261
      revision and “tax increase” defined, HB 103
  School transportation fund budget, increased expenditures -- tax increase, HB 472
  School transportation service area, high school district -- limitations placed on, due to requiring approval by electorate of tax increase in independent elementary school district, HB 220
  Special fuel tax refunds, limiting to persons engaged in business of farming or ranching/eliminating refunds to persons engaged in construction business, SB 310
  State-tribal cooperative tax agreements affecting fee land, submission to electorate prior to adoption, HB 426
  Subdivision or townsite plats, filing fee increase, SB 286
  Survey of property, fee for filing certificate of or amendment to -- increase, SB 278
  Teacher, specialist, or administrative certification applicants -- fee for fingerprinting and background checks, HB 588
  Telephone company license tax, for changing due date of payment, SB 110
  Underground storage tank inspector licenses
    applicants' reexamination, establishment of new fee, HB 162
    applications and examinations, establishment of new fee, HB 159
    duplicate, establishment of new fee for issuance, HB 163
    renewal, annual -- establishment of new fee, HB 160
    study guides for licensees, establishment of new fee for production and distribution, HB 161
  Underground storage tanks, annual registration fee -- increase
    for tanks 1,100 gallons or less, HB 164
    for tanks over 1,100 gallons, HB 165
  Unemployment insurance assessment rate on taxable wages paid by experience-rated employers, increase, HB 281
  University system, 6-mill levy -- extending, SB 80
  Urban renewal tax increment termination, requiring retention of property tax revenue be submitted to electors, SB 262
  Warm water game fish surcharge, for creation and dedication of revenue to multispecies fish hatchery near fort peck dam, HB 26
  Waste pesticide and pesticide container collection, disposal, and recycling program fee tax -- extension, HB 130
  Water users' association stock subscription or contract, stock certificate, or articles of incorporation -- recording fee increase, SB 282
  Wholesale energy transaction tax on electric energy introduced on state transmission lines to partially fund the decrease in electrical generator property taxes, SB 83, SB 85
  Workers' compensation assessment fee on plan no. 1 employers, plan no. 2 insurers, and plan no. 3 state fund -- increase, SB 118
  Writ of attachment, execution, certificate of sale, lien or other instrument -- filing fee increase, SB 284

TEACHERS
  Certificate fees for teachers and specialists, allocation revised, HB 414
  Fingerprinting and name-based criminal background checks, requirements, HB 590
    fee imposed and submission to electorate, HB 588
  High-quality teachers -- program for attracting, retaining, and rewarding, HB 378
  Notice and hearing time limit provisions clarified, SB 460
  Public education -- supporting funding that is commensurate with growth of Montana's economy and inflation, that adequately compensates teachers, and that meets state's constitutional obligation, HJR 1
  Retirement tax levy, local option sales tax revenue used to reduce, SB 370
  State teachers, pay plan revised and providing pay increases, HB 483
  Stipends upon obtaining certification from national board for professional teaching standards, HB 145
  Teacher financial incentive, funding and account for, HB 347

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BOARD
  Computer errors and resulting harm caused by millennium change, liability limited and immunity provided, HB 84
  Internal Revenue Code requirements, revisions for compliance with, HB 118

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
  Guaranteed annual benefit adjustment provided, employee contribution rates increased, state contribution provided, minimum monthly benefit allowance provided, and current postretirement adjustment provisions eliminated, HB 72
  Internal Revenue Code requirements, revisions for compliance with, HB 118
  Montana State Hospital, retirement incentive and health insurance/severance benefits for certain employees, HB 660

TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
  Avoidance of charges for, providing that it is a crime to publish certain information by computer to aid in, SB 326
  Carriers or other entities prohibited from charging for product or service not requested by or provided to customer and providing penalties for unauthorized changes or charges and revocation of repeat violator's right to transact business, HB 598
  Governmental entities and their political subdivisions prohibited from competing with providers, SB 332
  Retail telecommunications excise tax of 4%/3.75%, imposition, HB 191
  Small telecommunications provider, definition changed and providing for rate decreases and regulatory flexibility, SB 227
  Taxation provisions revised and excise tax imposed, HB 128
  Telephone company license tax credit for advanced telecommunications infrastructure, SB 172
  Universal service fund, extending, HB 306

TELECOMMUTING
  State government, promoting for employees of all branches, SB 431

TELEMARKETING REGISTRATION AND FRAUD PREVENTION ACT, SB 27

TELEMEDICINE
  Practice of, certificate requirements and exceptions, HB 399

TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH, See also TAXATION, GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Consumer credit information, toll-free telephone access to be provided, HB 493
  Criminal investigations, court order allowing providers to use pen register or trap and trace device, SB 8
  Emergency communications systems personnel, release of information to -- clarification, HB 437
  Interception of communication over any type of telephone as criminal offense, SB 326
  Internet access services not taxable under telephone company license tax, SB 192
  Motor vehicle dealers to install and maintain listed service, SB 113
  Operator service providers charging exorbitant rates for intrastate phone calls, allowing aggrieved customers a course of action against, SB 289
  Parole and revocation hearings, telephone and interactive videoconferencing provisions, SB 20
  State agencies, public telephone calls to -- answering by prerecorded voice menu systems not to be used, HB 144
  Telephone solicitation calls, list of persons unwilling to receive -- requirements, SB 275

TELEVISION
  Legislature, televising deliberations of -- requesting interim study for, HJR 18

TIME
  Mountain daylight time, adoption as only time to be used, SB 400
  Mountain standard time, adoption as only time to be used, HB 19

TOBACCO DISEASE AND USE PREVENTION PROGRAM
  Funding, SB 489

TOBACCO SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS
  Allocation, SB 247, SB 323, SB 489, HB 131, HB 226, HB 303, HB 372, HB 536, HB 613
  Opposition to taking by federal government and requesting federal legislation to see that proceeds be paid to and retained by the states, SJR 12
  Reserve fund for payment of certain claims by manufacturers who have not previously settled with the state, creation required, SB 359

TOBACCO USE PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM
  Creation, HB 131

TOURISM
  Lodging facility use tax, revision of allocation and use, HB 273
  Tourism Advisory Council to provide matching funds for local travel-related research projects, HB 286
  Visitor information centers, signs identifying -- requirements, SB 89

TRADE REGULATION AND COMPETITION
  Agriculture Development Council to administer matching grant program to support qualified organizations seeking legal remedies related to unfair foreign trade practices and implementation of international trade agreements, HB 577
  Bread, butter, milk, flour, and like products -- unnecessary regulations limiting unit size eliminated, HB 30
  Home Inspection Trade Practices Act, SB 210
  Telephone solicitation calls, list of persons unwilling to receive -- requirements, SB 275
  Trade secrets, public's constitutional right to examine documents does not extend to, HB 620
  Tribal representation requested on trade missions and on state boards and commissions promoting state growth and development, HJR 24
  Unfair trade practices
    automobile glass
      installation and other repairs -- information given by insurers clarified, unfair trade practice established, claims provisions, and discrimination prohibited, HB 506
      violation of prohibition against offering form of incentive or rebate to pay deductible related to sale, repair, or replacement, HB 154
    violations, additional remedies provided, HB 62

TRANSPORTATION
  Administration, Department of -- contracts with certain intrastate providers, requirements, HB 259
  National Corridor Planning and Development Program or Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program, encouraging appropriate officials to promote identified transportation corridors for participation in, SJR 8
  Rural public transit providers, allocation of state funds appropriated for public transportation, HB 436
  Tax incentives created for businesses that create transportation alternatives, HB 569

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
  Appointment to, SR 7
  Construction contractor's money withheld, deposit of amount retained into interest-bearing account and interest to be paid to contractor, SB 240
  Federal surface transportation program, authorizing use of federal secondary highway and urban highway funds for, SB 397
  Financial districts, allowing transfer of apportioned primary highway system funds within and between, HB 561
  Highway or construction project contracts with bidders whose operations are not headquartered in United States prohibited unless reciprocity agreement is in place and exception, SB 330
  Indians, representation on, HB 670
  Membership revised to include one member having specific knowledge of indian culture and tribal transportation needs and that one member be current or former highway construction contractor, SB 356
  Outdoor advertising, unlawful -- time period shortened for requesting hearings, SB 145
  Speed limit on urban district highways under commission jurisdiction, increase to 35 mph, SB 420
  Speed transition areas, establishment, SB 78

TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF
  Airport pavement preservation projects, funding through aviation fuel tax increase, SB 205
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 4, HB 5, HB 252
  Gasoline and vehicle fuels, responsibilities, See generally TAXATION, GASOLINE AND VEHICLE FUELS
  Highway patrol, funding source changed to general fund, SB 368
  Highways, duties, See generally HIGHWAYS
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Junkyards, elimination of regulations and restrictions pertaining to, HB 169
  Land, excess -- disposition provisions revised, SB 148
  Motor carrier safety program transferred to, SB 47
  Motor vehicles, responsibilities, See generally MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
  National Corridor Planning and Development Program or Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program, encouraging appropriate officials to promote identified transportation corridors for participation in, SJR 8
  Pipelines, allowing location in highway rights-of-way under certain conditions, SB 464
  School zones, department and local governments encouraged to establish uniform speed limit of 15 mph in, HJR 25
  Vehicle equipment laws, employees designated as peace officers to enforce violations under certain circumstances, SB 47
  Visitor information centers, signs identifying -- requirements for erection, SB 89

TRANSPORTATION DISTRICTS, URBAN
  Governing body, election or appointment provisions revised, SB 488
  Levy, voted -- exclusion from property tax limits, HB 105

TREASURE STATE ENDOWMENT PROGRAM
  Annual funding cycle established, project provisions revised, awarding funding criteria and priorities revised, emergency grants authorized, and local government entities to reimburse funds advanced for projects not completed, SB 170
  Awarding funding under, criteria and priorities revised, SB 170, HB 50
  Funding revised, HB 184
  Local government infrastructure project grants, special revenue account interest earnings for, HB 11
  Regional water system fund for drinking water systems, coal trust fund allocation for, SB 220
  Tribal government participation allowed, HB 524

TREASURY FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS
  Enterprise funds, budget requirements revised, SB 55
  General fund loans, repayment with interest and loans for budget amendment purposes -- clarification of provisions, SB 34
  Investment trust fund types, inclusion within fiduciary fund category, HB 645
  Long-term loans to be made from funds other than general fund if possible, HB 645
  Negative balance at any point in fiscal year allowed in fund types rather than accounting entities, HB 645

TRUSTS
  Funeral plan trusts, establishment, HB 153
  Income tax provisions, revision generally to relate to federal taxable income, SB 517
  Living trust provisions made permanent and license application and renewal fees eliminated, SB 128
  Revision of provisions generally, SB 473

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UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS, See HAZARDOUS WASTES

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
  Appeals referees' decisions in benefit cases, appeal to district court provided, HB 592
  Assessment rate on taxable wages paid by experience-rated employers, increase and submission to electorate, HB 281, HB 282
  Collateral estoppel provision provided to prohibit decisions pertaining to benefits from being used in related disputes, HB 592
  Labor provisions, specific -- revision, HB 179
  Low-wage workers, program established for, SB 467
  Part-time workers, benefit eligibility revised, HB 395
  School employees, noncertified -- allowing benefit payments between academic terms and during vacations and holidays, HB 247
  Tax rates and revenue collected to fund employment security account and to maintain local delivery of services, reallocation, HB 282
  Temporary service employee employed by temporary service contractor to report for reassignment or risk disqualification for benefit eligibility, clarification, HB 328
  Vacation or sick leave, compensation time, or other leave paid during course of employment -- payments for use must be attributed to week and quarter in which made unless made in pay period immediately preceding or following the leave, HB 572

UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION ACT
  Replacement, HB 24

UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT, HB 24

UNIFORM ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT ACT, SB 313

UNIFORM HARD-ROCK AND OPENCUT MINING ENFORCEMENT ACT, SB 313

UNIFORM LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ACT, SB 435

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
  Appropriations, HB 2, HB 5
  Employee group benefit plans, development authorized, HB 421
  Family Education Savings Act, revision generally, SB 308
  Group health insurance plan, participation in subject to collective bargaining when, SB 405
  Guaranteed student loan account, accounting fund type changed for, HB 422
  Income tax exemption and limitation for school expenses for each taxpayer or dependent enrolled in any in-state public or nonpublic postsecondary institution, SB 375
  Interim study of administration and funding, SJR 16
  Internal service fund type fees and charges for 2001 biennium, HB 2
  Internet use, filtering and blocking of access to obscene or otherwise illegal material, HB 376
  Lodging facility use tax, allocation
    elimination, HB 273
    revision, HB 286
  Military Selective Service Act, compliance required for payment of certain student financial assistance funds, HB 234
  National guard tuition waiver, elimination, SB 238
  Public Employees' Retirement System, defined contribution plan provisions, HB 79
  Research and development, grant of invested funds, HB 265
  Retirement service for employees whose positions are eliminated by reduction in force, privatization, or agency reorganization -- provision indefinitely extended for employer to help purchase, HB 494
  6-mill levy, imposition, SB 56, SB 79
    submission to electorate, SB 80
  Workers' compensation plans no. 1, no. 2, or no. 3 -- election authorized, HB 57

URBAN RENEWAL
  Economic development and revitalization districts, creation and use of tax increment financing, HB 579
  Growth policy provisions, plans to be consistent with, SB 97
  Tax increment termination, requiring retention of property tax revenue be submitted to electors, SB 262

UTILITIES, See also generally TAXATION, GENERAL PROVISIONS; TAXATION, PROPERTY
  Appliance merchandising and servicing -- electric energy and natural gas supply, transmission, and distribution to be functionally separate from, SB 360
  Cities, counties, and consolidated governments allowed to be default electricity supplier to residential and commercial customers of public utility, HB 211
  Construction and work zones, speed limit signs -- posting requirements revised, HB 187
  Electrical installations, power supplier provisions clarified, HB 394
  Electric consumer generation sale premium and premium credit, HB 305
  Electric Cooperative Nonprofit Membership Corporations Act, SB 391
  Electricity Buying Cooperative Act, SB 406
  Electricity supply
    customer choice, transition dates revised, SB 318
    small customers, for -- public service commission required to continue regulation if workable competition does not exist, SB 408
  Electric utility industry restructuring, transition advisory committee
    elimination, SB 11
    legislative membership increased and appropriation for, HB 404
  Injuries, minor -- reporting to public service commission, requirement eliminated, HB 274
  Investor-owned distribution utility service territories, formation of buying cooperatives and designation of default supplier for electricity within, SB 406
  Montana Power sale of generation assets, capital gain tax appropriated to resident student vocational-technical training scholarship program, HB 631
  Net metering for certain energy systems, authorization, SB 409
  Sale of generation assets, capital gains exemption for, HB 305
  Universal system benefits electric laws
    funding provision eliminated, SB 523
    revision generally, HB 337

UTILITIES, RURAL COOPERATIVE
  Telecommunications excise tax, retail -- collection when, HB 128

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VENTURE STAR PROJECT
  Grants to local governments submitting proposals to locate project in Montana, HB 621

VENUE
  Counties, actions against -- clarifying place of trial for, SB 230

VETERANS
  Burial laws, clarification, SB 70
  Employment preference provisions, revision, SB 90
  Legion of valor members
    fishing with conservation license, allowing, HB 93
    motor vehicle license plates for members or surviving spouses, SB 137, SB 138
  Missoula Memorial Rose Garden, designation as state veterans' memorial rose garden and as a state korean conflict veterans' memorial, SB 352
  National guard veterans or surviving spouses, motor vehicle license plates, SB 137, SB 139, SB 266
  Property tax exemption for clubhouses or buildings, clarification, HB 418
  State Veterans' Cemetery, appropriation for full-time employee at, HB 67

VETERANS' AFFAIRS, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

VETERANS' NEEDS, COMMITTEE ON
  Establishment as permanent committee and appropriation, HB 25

VETERINARY MEDICINE AND VETERINARIANS
  Certified transcripts required and examination provisions revised, SB 108

VETERINARY MEDICINE, BOARD OF
  Appointments to, SR 4

VIRGINIA CITY AND NEVADA CITY
  Liquor licenses purchased with, transfer and administration provided for, SB 386

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
  Carl D. Perkins Act vocational education programs, designation of board of public education/board of regents of higher education as eligible agency for administering, SB 393

VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION
  County in which college of technology is located, levy requirement eliminated, HB 433
  Resident student vocational-technical training scholarship program and advisory council, HB 631
  State plan, requiring superintendent of public education and commissioner of higher education to work cooperatively on, SB 393

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WAGES AND SALARIES, See generally LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

WAR
  Ex-prisoners of war -- exemption from motor vehicle light vehicle tax, registration and license plate fees, and allowing retention of plates by surviving spouse, HB 231

WATER QUALITY
  Federal requirements, amendment of water quality act to ensure consistency with, SB 499
  Information, requiring public availability to compilation of updates by electronic access or hard copy production and purchase of, HB 596
  Monitoring, assessment, and TMDL development -- requirements expanded for consultations with statewide TMDL advisory group, HB 392
  Nondegradation significance criteria and nondegradation requirements for outstanding resource waters, amendment, SB 499
  Nonpoint source pollution, recommending that state agencies serve as role models for implementation and refinement of best management practices to reduce and recommending relevant agencies report progress and accomplishments to environmental quality council, SJR 3
  Noxious weed seeds may be considered “pollution” pursuant to water quality laws, clarification, HB 193
  Revision of specific provisions, SB 72
  Water pollution control state revolving fund
    general obligation bonds authorized to provide matching funds for, HB 110
    revision of laws generally, HB 74

WATERSHED RESTORATION GRANTS, HB 663

WATER SUPPLY, PUBLIC
  Drinking water state revolving fund, revision of laws generally, HB 74
  Drinking water systems, treasure state endowment regional water system fund for, SB 220
  Facility approval, requiring rules restricting design and construction criteria changes for 36 months following, HB 596
  Regional Water and Wastewater Authority Act, SB 302
  Revenue bonds, provisions clarified, HB 320
  Revision of specific provisions, SB 72
  Subdivisions
    proposed, requirements clarified, HB 298
    sanitation in, provisions revised, HB 666
  Wastewater treatment operator provisions, revision, SB 72

WATER USE
  Appropriation provisions, revision generally, HB 95
  Appropriation rights, large-scale changes -- legislative affirmance requirement limited to changes for out-of-state transportation and use, SB 9
  Bitterroot River Basin subbasins temporarily closed to further appropriations and reservations and exceptions, HB 429
  Cabin site leases on water project lands, expired provision deleted, SB 44
  Canal projects, obsolete statutory directives and procedures removed and purchase preference for water users' associations applied to all department projects proposed for disposal, SB 29
  Chief water judge, appointment by supreme court -- senate concurrence, SR 3
  Clark Fork River Basin, temporary closure to further appropriations and reservations for consumptive uses and exceptions, SB 468
  Conservation districts, authorization for involvement in water project development, HB 284
  Environmental Quality Council, assistance with interagency coordination related to water resources added to water policy duties, HB 458
  Fish, Wildlife, and Parks -- Department of, allowed lease terms for public recreational use on water project lands extended, SB 44
  Ground water assessment account, allocations to -- revision, SB 248
  Ground water characterization and monitoring programs, appropriations for, SB 248
  Ground water program fee collections, redirection, SB 248
  Ground water source of 35 gallons a minute or less, person developing on another person's land -- notification of landowner in advance of proposed development and appropriation, SB 371
  Irrigation water rights, voluntary sharing confirmed and voluntary pooling allowed, HB 195
  Leasing of salvage water, instream flow leasing program term extended, longer term for conservation projects, and increase in number of stream reaches that can be leased from, SB 98
  Missouri Basin irrigation power and development projects -- requesting congress, bureau of reclamation, and western area power administration be encouraged to keep energy rates stable for, HJR 27
  Municipal water rights in waters classified as “A-Closed”, criteria for presumption of nonabandonment, SB 235
  Power sale restrictions for power generated by state facility, removal, SB 40
  Reclamation plan required to provide sufficient measures to prevent pollution of surface and ground water, applicant to provide financial assurance in performance process, and clarifying burden of proof in action for damages to water supply, HB 520
  Recreational users of state waters, revision of boat and personal watercraft operation to reduce conflicts, HB 626
  Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area, reserved water rights compact between united states fish and wildlife service and state of Montana, SB 216
  Subdivisions, water rights delivery system easements in proposed subdivisions -- provision for, HB 205
  Water judge -- limiting authority to amend claims, limiting department assistance after issuance of certain decrees, and allowing defense costs to be awarded against frivolous claims, objections, and notices, HB 407
  Water resource policies and issues, encouraging new or revised federal policy to recognize and incorporate western state authorities and interests in, HJR 11
  Water users' associations
    canal projects, purchase preference applied to all department projects proposed for disposal, SB 29
    stock subscription or contract, stock certificate, or articles of incorporation -- recording fee increased and submission to electorate, SB 282

WEAPONS
  Brady Law, memorializing/urging congress to repeal, HJR 5
  Concealed weapons
    breath tests for persons suspected of carrying while under the influence of alcohol and revocation of permit for refusal to take test, SB 186
    nonresidents having permit issued by their state may carry concealed weapon in this state, HB 459
    permit provisions revised, HB 566
  Disabled hunters, designated shooter/companion to assist, SB 241
  Eddie Eagle Elementary Gun Safety Education Program, superintendent of public instruction and school districts encouraged to adopt, HJR 14
  Firearms, state government regulation of use -- restriction on and exceptions, HB 149
  Governmental right to sue firearms or ammunition manufacturer, trade association, or dealer in tort or for abatement or injunctive relief, HB 566
  Machine guns, provisions revised, SB 472
  Records checks of purchasers, provisions revised and interim study of methods for state law alternative method for, HB 566
  School weapon possession law, clarification
    making it illegal to possess weapon in or on school property, SB 65
    making it illegal to possess weapon on school grounds and including pellet guns and BB guns as weapons, HB 45
    offense of possession of weapon in building to include “with purpose to commit criminal offense”, HB 566
  Silencers, provisions revised, SB 472, HB 566

WEEDS AND WEED CONTROL
  Highways and roads, weed control along -- landowner's liability for alternative measures when objecting to weed district control measures, HB 221
  Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council, membership revised, SB 164
  Noxious weed management provisions revised and alternative funding sources provided, SB 164
  Noxious weed management trust, cap increased, SB 164
  Noxious weed seeds may be considered “pollution” pursuant to water quality laws, clarification, HB 193
  Off-highway vehicle and national recreation trails, weed control and trespass control plans, HB 499
  Opencut mining operations, operators of certain operations required to have noxious weed management plan, HB 345
  Road construction materials to be free of noxious weeds and cost reimbursement, HB 345

WEIGHTS, MEASURES, AND COMMODITY GRADES
  Bread, butter, milk, flour, and like products -- unnecessary regulations limiting unit size eliminated, HB 30
  Weighing and measuring device operation, adoption of rules for point-of-sale devices and civil penalties for violations pertaining to, HB 31

WORKERS' COMPENSATION
  Accidents, prohibiting incentives to discourage employees from reporting and filing claims and providing for investigation and prosecution for employer misconduct, HB 556
  Benefits generally
    denied or terminated and later determined compensable, insurer to pay costs and attorney fees, SB 390
    theft, authorizing collection of penalty for, HB 592
  Compensation and benefit issues, jurisdiction transferred from, HB 592
  Construction contractor, sole proprietor working as -- exemption, HB 381
  Construction industry
    premium rates, starting point of credit scale for computing -- revision, SB 396
    work period in lieu of workweek for employees, establishment, SB 202
  Disability benefits, provisions revised, SB 389
  Employee protection for employee temporarily totally, temporarily partially, or permanently partially disabled as result of work-related injury or occupational disease, SB 479
  Employers' liability claims administration, loss control, and other related services -- authorization for contracts with public or private entities to provide, SB 234
  Families achieving independence in Montana (FAIM) project, workers' compensation for individual participating at worksite in employment training, SB 114
  Health care information, clarification of disclosure related to claims, HB 557
  Independent contractor status application, jurisdiction transferred, HB 592
  Interim study of current level of benefits paid to injured workers and the frequency of indemnity claims, request for, SJR 15
  Judgment lien for attorney compensation prohibited on insurer payments for medical services, SB 303, SB 390
  Mediation
    benefits prior to or following, provisions revised, SB 117
    contested case proceedings for cases involving wage and hour, uninsured employer fund, and independent contractor issues -- required prior to, HB 592
  Occupational therapist, provision for conduct of functional capacities evaluation by, SB 466
  Old fund liability tax, certification of termination -- revision of statutes impacted by, HB 167
  Permanent partial disability, increasing number of weeks for calculation of award for, SB 508
  Physician, initial treating -- worker may choose even if preferred provider organization is in place, HB 430
  Plan No. 1, direct payment by employer
    assessment fee, increase and submission to electorate, SB 118
    university system, election -- authorization, HB 57
  Plan No. 2, insurance of liability
    assessment fee, increase and submission to electorate, SB 118
    costs of regulatory assessment as policyholder surcharge based on premium, identification required, SB 117, SB 118
    university system, election -- authorization, HB 57
  Plan No. 3, state fund
    assessment fee, increase and submission to electorate, SB 118
    assets, investment -- constitutional amendment for, SB 23
    board of directors, appointments to, SR 4, SR 7
    contracts with public or private entities to provide workers' compensation, occupational disease, and employers' liability claims administration, loss control, and other related services -- authorization, SB 234
    costs of regulatory assessment as policyholder surcharge based on premium, identification required, SB 117, SB 118
    revision of specific provisions, SB 68
    university system, election -- authorization, HB 57
  Preferred provider requirements, providing written notice to injured worker after date of injury, HB 430
  Public assistance benefits, exclusion from definition of wages, SB 114
  Rehabilitation benefits and rehabilitation providers, provisions revised, SB 389
  Revision of provisions generally, SB 117
  Trade groups that wish to improve workplace safety and purchase group insurance, authorization for certification, SB 223
  Travel expenses to be provided whenever necessitated by authorized medical or rehabilitative treatment and verification to be provided for workers to qualify for state rate for lodging expenses, HB 364
  Uninsured employers' fund provisions, revision generally, SB 117

WORKERS' COMPENSATION COURT
  Benefit theft, authorizing collection of penalty for, HB 592
  Jurisdiction transferred to for compensation and benefit issues, independent contractor status application, and occupational disease compensation and benefit issues, HB 592

WORKERS' FREEDOM ACT, HB 122

WORSHIP, PLACES OF
  Desecration as criminal offense, HB 492

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YOUTH CARE FACILITIES
  Education aid for students placed in, additional to be provided, HB 413
  Foster parents experiencing death of foster child, mental health outpatient counseling services, SB 197

YOUTH COURT
  Consent decree, use allowed in proceeding in which youth is charged with second or subsequent felony or third or subsequent misdemeanor, HB 374
  Detention facilities, educational program for youth held in -- requirements, SB 199
  District court
    prosecution in youth court and later transferred to district court, youth may not be sentenced to adult correctional facility, SB 243
    youth to be tried as adult in, authority transferred to youth court/hearing to be held before making decision, HB 374
    youth transferred to, when found guilty of certain offenses may be committed for longer than 5 years to department of corrections, HB 81
  Extended Jurisdiction Prosecution Act
    elimination, SB 250
    revision of provisions, SB 243
  Foster care placements, contingency for payment from district court reimbursement eliminated and unfunded mandate laws superseded, HB 207
  Intervention in delinquency pilot program, extension and additional accounts for judicial districts authorized, HB 65
  Juvenile home arrest officer, term defined and provisions for, SB 481
  Peer court, provisions for, HB 143
  Probation officers, part-time -- allowing law enforcement officer to be, SB 24
  Purpose statement of Youth Court Act revised, SB 243
  Records, disposition revised and definitions provided, HB 176
  Revision of laws generally, SB 54
  School district to file information with court on truant child, allowing, SB 309
  Schools -- notification of youth involved in drug use or other criminal activity, school authorized to expel or to refuse to accept youth, and education records to youth court when, HB 310
  Supervisory responsibility of minor after disposition, authorization of transfer provisions eliminated, SB 250
  Youth correctional facilities and systems, emergency capacity -- authority to determine, SB 54

Y2K, See INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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ZONING
  Annexation hearing in conjunction with zoning hearing, modifying procedures for conducting, SB 423
  Casinos, regulations governing -- authority clarified, HB 447
  Lodging facility use tax, allocation to and use by local government, HB 273
  Municipal regulation changes, protest provisions modified, SB 96

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