Montana

LC 2316 – Joint resolution requesting conveyance of federal land

Sponsored by: Sen. Jennifer Fielder
Draft legislation to "request conveyance" of federal land in the state of Montana to the state.

Short Summary

This was a resolution to “request conveyance” of federal land in the state of Montana to the state. The legislation remained “on hold” and never became more than a draft. [Missoulian, 01/30/17]

Bill Sponsor(s)

Rep. Jennifer Fielder

Detailed Bill Summary 

This was a resolution to “request conveyance” of federal land in the state of Montana to the state. The legislation remained “on hold” and never became more than a draft. [Missoulian, 01/30/17]

Current Status

Draft on Hold [Montana State Legislature, accessed 11/21/18]

Relevant Comments by Public Officials, Public Lands Groups, or Special Interest Groups in Montana

This draft legislation received significant backlash from opponents of transferring federal lands to state ownership, including business owners, Governor Steve Bullock, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, the Montana Wilderness Association, and “several other groups.” [Missoulian, 01/30/17] and [Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, 09/11/18]

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