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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Some Montana lawmakers want to make it more difficult to transfer cash out of the state's fire suppression fund after $30 million went to shore up the state budget in 2017, just before Montana experienced its most expensive fire season ever.

Several ski hills in western Montana closed Saturday due to frigid temperatures and dangerous wind chills. Many of those mountains are back open Sunday. 

House Bill 302 is very controversial and is expecting some passionate testimony on both sides Thursday morning in the House Judiciary Committee. It centers on the definition of a person. The bill states the word "person" applies to all members of mankind at any stage of development, beginnin…