- In 2013, the state legislature passed SJ 15, which created “Interim study on public land management.” The study was conducted by the state legislature’s Environmental Quality Council, and a final draft report for approval by the legislative committee was published in September 2014.
- During the 2015 session, the state legislature passed HB 496 appropriating $35,000 to establish a task force studying federal land management in Montana. Governor Steve Bullock vetoed the bill, saying, “My position on this issue is crystal clear: I do not support any effort that jeopardizes or calls into question the future of our public lands heritage.”
- The Montana legislature has no regular session in 2016.
- Montana’s Enabling Act states “That the people inhabiting said proposed States do agree and declare that they forever disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within the boundaries thereof.”
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