The State legislative session produced over 1,000 proposed laws, resolutions and changes to present laws. Citizens cannot possibly keep track of that many complex bills and resolutions. What can we do to quickly express our views to our elected legislators? The Internet can be very frustrating and time consuming if you don’t know where to find information about the laws under consideration and who to send a message. Here is an outline of how to do it.
You can find the proposed law(s) and resolutions at MTLaws (click here). If you want to read the law in its’ entirety, see who sponsored it, see who voted for and against it in committee, and see if there is a fiscal impact report, go to Laws Look Up (click here)
To contact the appropriate legislator(s) and or the appropriate committee and tell them to support or oppose the law you just looked up go to the Montana Legislature : Session Site (click here). At that site you can find a legislator or a committee and send a message.
If you prefer to write or call your Senator and or Representative, you will find the appropriate address or phone number at the Sessions Site highlighted above and below. Keep in mind that using the individual email address listed for each legislator gives them an opportunity to ignore you. Use the official Sessions Site (click here) and force them to accept your message.
Please join us to restore our freedom by opposing bad laws and supporting good ones.