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HELENA - The Senate Judiciary Committee met to discuss a bill that would extend Montana’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force for another tw…
The bill would have created a missing persons specialist within the state Department of Justice to assist with the investigation of all missing persons cases.
House Bill 21, otherwise known as Hanna's Act, failed to advance the Senate Judiciary Committee on a tied 5-5 vote. It has been tabled in the Committee. The bill would have created a missing persons specialist within the state Department of Justice to assist with the investigation of all missing persons cases. Hanna's Act was named for a Native woman who was found murdered on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, days after going missing. The bill was sent to the Senate on February 19th after passing with 99-0 votes in the House. Rep. Rae Peppers, the primary sponsor of the bill, is urging Senate Republicans to reconsider the bill.Governor Steve Bullock released a statement after the vote: “I’m deeply disappointed that some members of the legislature are failing to address a human rights crisis in Montana. We have a moral obligation to put fundamental policy in place to assist in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic. I hope that Republicans in the Senate Judiciary Committee will do the right thing and reconsider supporting Hanna’s Act."
House Bill 146 would establish laws regarding sanctuary cities in Montana. The bill would prohibit state agencies and local governments from e…
Wyoming lawmakers pass four bills to reduce parole/probation revocations, relieve pressure on state prison system and save money.
WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote at 1:30 p.m. on whether to recommend Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate. The chairman, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, announced the vote as the committee began its meeting.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Renters who skip out on leases could be facing criminal charges under a proposal by a Montana landlord who also is a member of the state legislature.
Lawmakers are considering changes to Montana's DUI laws, including doubling fines and giving offenders driving permits.