House bill NO. 551
INTRODUCED BY C. Knudsen, S. Gunderson, M. Malone, T. Welch, F. Anderson, S. Kerns, J. Schillinger, S. Gist, G. Nikolakakos, K. Zolnikov, S. Essmann, B. Mitchell, P. Fielder, S. Vinton, L. Reksten, L. Sheldon-Galloway, M. Regier, T. Moore, M. Bertoglio, J. Dooling, B. Mercer, G. Frazer, J. Carlson, J. Hinkle, N. Nicol, M. Binkley, B. Ler, A. Regier, K. Seekins-Crowe, S. Galloway, R. Marshall, E. Buttrey, L. Jones, K. Walsh, C. Hinkle, J. Read, J. Gillette, J. Bergstrom, T. Brockman, G. Parry, M. Yakawich, G. Kmetz, T. Falk, C. Sprunger, B. Barker, J. Etchart, R. Miner, W. Rusk, B. Phalen, L. Deming, L. Hellegaard, T. Smith, Z. Wirth, N. Duram, R. Knudsen, E. Butcher, N. Hastings
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A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT SUBMITTING TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF MONTANA AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II, SECTION 12, OF THE MONTANA CONSTITUTION regarding the carrying of concealed weapons."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Article II, section 12, of The Constitution of the State of Montana is amended to read:
"Section 12. Right to bear arms. The right of any person to keep or bear arms in defense of his own home, person, and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question, but nothing herein contained shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons."
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Two-thirds vote required. Because [section 1] is a legislative proposal to amend the constitution, Article XIV, section 8, of the Montana constitution requires an affirmative roll call vote of two-thirds of all the members of the legislature, whether one or more bodies, for passage.
NEW SECTION. Section 3. Submission to electorate. [This act] shall be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana at the general election to be held in November 2024 by printing on the ballot the full title of [this act] and the following:
 YES on Constitutional Amendment ____.
 NO on Constitutional Amendment ____.
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