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By Austin Amestoy
UM Legislative News Service - University of Montana School of Journalism 

Concealed Carry Bill, Local Health Boards Face Scrutiny in Legislature's Second Week

 
Series: Legislative Update | Story 1

January 21, 2021

Austin Amestoy / UM Legislative News Service

Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter (right) thanks Sen. Steve Fitzpatrick, R-Great Falls (left), for sponsoring Senate Bill 67, which would remove penalties for law enforcement failing to enforce local health directives, at a meeting of the Montana Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

Tense Standoff Between Legislators Disrupts First Gun Bill Debate in Montana House

The Montana Senate will now consider a bill that would greatly expand where concealed weapons can be carried in Montana after the House of Representatives passed House Bill 102 along party lines.

The debate over the bill briefly ground to a halt last week as one lawmaker shut down ano...



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