Predation Reimbursement Bill Heard Thursday


UPDATE:  Senate Finance and Claims Committee has sent this bill to the Senate floor recommending “do concur.”

As Montana’s State Legislative Calendar is winding down, HB 622 will beheard by the Senate Finance and Claims Committee at 9 o’clock this morning. 

The bill creates state special revenue accounts administered by the Dept. of Livestock to reimburse producers for livestock loss and protect livestock from predatory animals.  It includes $200,000 from the state general fund and $350,000 from per capita fees for this account in each fiscal year.


The Montana Stockgrowers Association supports the general fund money in this bill, but says that they do have some concern over the per capita fee.


Jay Bodner of the MSGA told us that this bill does have a good chance of making it to Governor Schweitzer.

CLICK HERE to read the full text of the bill.  To monitor the hearing in the Senate Finance and Claims Committee, CLICK HERE.


Source:  MSGA

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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