Montana to the Feds: FOAD

Montana legislators have introduced HB0145: “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MONTANA’S FEDERAL MANDATES ACT; REVISING THE LEGISLATIVE DECLARATION; SPECIFYING CRITERIA FOR NOTICES OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULEMAKING IMPLEMENTING FEDERAL MANDATES; REQUIRING INTERIM COMMITTEES TO REVIEW AGENCIES’ COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL MANDATES ACT; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE STATE BUDGETING PROCESS OF CERTAIN INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING FEDERAL MANDATES. While it doesn’t mention guns or gun control like Wyoming’s bill HB0104, MT’s caps lock legislation asserts states rights’ primacy over federal law. Everything from the affordable healthcare act to federal firearms laws are up for review. Theoretically.