Montana

SJ 17 – Resolution supporting federal land management

Sponsored by: Sen. Diane Sands
A resolution opposing the transfer of federal lands to the state of Montana.

Short Summary

This was a resolution declaring the importance of public lands and opposing the transfer of federal public lands to Montana. [Montana State Legislature, accessed 09/21/18]

General Description

“A joint resolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the State of Montana emphasizing the value of public lands in Montana to the state’s economy, recreation, heritage, and quality of life; and opposing any effort to claim, takeover, litigate for, or sell off federal lands within the state of Montana.” [Montana State Legislature, accessed 09/21/18]

Bill Sponsor(s)

Sen. Diane Sands

Detailed Bill Summary 

This was a resolution declaring the importance of public lands and opposing the transfer of federal public lands to Montana. [Montana State Legislature, accessed 09/21/18]

Current Status

This resolution died in committee. [Montana State Legislature, accessed 09/21/18]

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

Montana Petroleum Association opposed this bill. [Helena Independent Record, 02/23/17]

Next Issue

HB 491 – Create designation of public lands day