With the Legislative Session underway you are probably wondering how it applies to you?
Do you know how the speed limit is set or why you must have a hunting and fishing license? Well the answers come from the laws made by our Legislators, so the decisions made during the 90-day session are very important to every Montanan.
Lawmakers are everyday citizens who are elected to serve the public part-time in addition to their regular jobs. Montana is like every state and models its State Government after the Federal Government. This includes three separate branches creating a system of checks and balances. There are 150 Legislators that make up Montana’s Legislature being, comprised of 100 Representatives and 50 Senators. The main job of a Legislator is to bring your voice to the state house and the enact new laws or amend or repeal existing laws.
It’s going to be a busy 90 days in the Capital City with many bills already on the docket.