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HOUSE BILL NO. 448
INTRODUCED BY K. WAGONER
AN ACT ALLOWING A PERSON ALLEGING A DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS WHO PREVAILS IN AN ACTION AGAINST THE STATE ENFORCING THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO KNOW TO BE AWARDED COSTS AND REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES; AMENDING SECTION 2-3-221, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE AND AN APPLICABILITY DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 2-3-221, MCA, is amended to read:
"2-3-221. Costs to plaintiff in certain actions to enforce constitutional right to know. A plaintiff person alleging a deprivation of rights who prevails in an action brought in district court to enforce the plaintiff's person's rights under Article II, section 9, of the Montana constitution may may be awarded costs and reasonable attorney fees."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
Section 3. Applicability. [This act] applies to proceedings initiated on or after [the effective date of this act].
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