08 Feb MARLS Legislative survey – 2-9-19

Dear MARLS members - We need your participation on 2019 legislation immediately: For referral to taking the MARLS legislative survey. SB0198 HB0124 There is a scheduled hearing for HB0124 (see below) on the 13th so PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND CLICK ON THE WEBLINK https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DFX893S and take the survey on the 2 bills below IMMEDIATELY TO HELP OUR MARLS  LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE TO PREPARE FOR THE HEARING ON MONDAY. Thank you. Below is what is on the weblink survey for you to please respond by clicking the link above. SB198: "AN ACT GENERALLY REVISING SUBDIVISION LAWS; PROVIDING CRITERIA TO DETERMINE LEGAL ACCESS TO PARCELS EXEMPT FROM SUBDIVISION REVIEWS; AND AMENDING SECTION 76-3-504." MARLS should support MARLS should oppose MARLS should take no action   HB0124: "AN ACT GENERALLY REVISING PROVISIONS CONCERNING AGRICULTURAL COVENANTS UNDER THE SUBDIVISION AND PLATTING ACT; CLARIFYING THAT A CHANGE IN USE SUBJECTS CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS TO SUBDIVISION REVIEW; ALLOWING A GOVERNING BODY TO REVOKE CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS IF THERE IS A CHANGE IN USE; PROVIDING EXCEPTIONS; AND AMENDING SECTION 76-3-207, MCA." MARLS should support MARLS should oppose MARLS should take no action  Legislative Committee Report 20190201 Dan Stahly, P.L.S. MARLS LEGISLATIVE CHAIR...

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07 Feb Legislation – Rescheduled/Changed Hearing

**** RESCHEDULED/CHANGED HEARING **** BILL NO: HB124 SPONSOR: Forrest Mandeville SHORT TITLE: Authorize county commissioners to lift agricultural covenants -limited situation COMMITTEE: Senate Local Government DATE: February 13, 2019 ROOM: 405 TIME: 3:00 PM NOTE: Hearings are subject to change. To view the Hearing Schedule on line select the following Link. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0208W$BLAC.QueryView?P_BILL_DFT_NO=LC1079&P_BLAC_APPL_SEQ=29&p_sess=20191...

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13 Nov Potential MACO Legislation

Subject: Potential MACO Legislation Attached below are a couple of MACo Resolutions/proposed legislation that the MARLS legislative committee would like feedback on.  The legislative committee has initiated concern and discussion with MACo about Resolution #16 specifically. 2018-11-lifting-of-agricultural-covenants-in-limited-situations 2018-16-require-that-parcels-provide-legal-access Thanks! MARLS Legislative Committee Dan Stahly (Chair) Mike Lapp (Co-Chair) Mark Larson Matt Morris Craig Brown...

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24 Mar SB165

This bill would get rid of the Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, along with several others.  Says that we will take a national test to be licensed. http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2017/billpdf/SB0365.pdf   Please OPPOSE this bill, particularly if you live in Missoula SD 50. UPDATE 3/29/17: The Senate Business and Labor Committee heard SB365.  Committee members were able to hear very professional and competent testimony in regards to state licensure of engineers and land surveyors.  In the end, there was not a doubt in the room, that the state licensing board is necessary and functioning as intended to serve the people of Montana Of note, was that the real estate agents and brokers were seemingly OK with elimination of their board. The committee took executive action on the bill and removed the BPEPLS from the bill, as well as two other boards.  The amended bill, pertaining only to the Board of Realty Regulation was passed 6-4 and will move to the full House for a vote.    ...

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