Issues


 

HBA, along with MBIA worked tirelessly during this Legislative Season on your behalf.  Below are just some of the bills we either monitores, supported, or opposed on the Hill:

HB 26 - Revise Board of Housing Loan Services Laws
 

HB 27 - Revise agricultural valuation laws related to property under a residence
 

HB 29 - Require parcel to be at least 1 acre for valuation as agricultural property
 

HB 30 - Remove voted levies approved after creation of TIF from tax increment provision
 

HB 74 - Revise property tax reappraisal laws
 

HB 76 - Amend laws related to remittance of tax increment
 

HB 160 - Assign warranty responsibility to registered contractor for work under contract
 

HB 200 - Revise laws regarding shared equity properties
 

HB 222 - Revise laws related to insurance and storm damage repairs
 

HB 227 - Provide funding for middle grades career and technical education
 

HB 245 - Require timeline for review of final subdivision plat
 

HB 250 - Require county and school district approval for adoption of TIF provision
 

HB 300 - Exempt Townhouses from certain subdivision sanitation regulations
 

HB 308 - Provides tax credit for businesses with apprentice programs
 

HB 317 - Allow for public hearing for first minor subdivision
 

HB 339 - Revise laws related to exempt appropriations of water
 

HB 359 - Limit tax increment financing revenue to local mills
 

HB 365 - Revise underground utility laws
 

HB 368 - Establish setbacks for wells and lagoons
 

HB 396 - Revise laws related to tax increment financing
 

HB 403 - Revise TIF laws to require remittance if increment exceeds certain level
 

HB 407 - Revise sanitation in subdivisions rule requirement
 

HB 411 - Revise TIF laws regarding use of tax increment
 

HB 413 - Revise law related to use of tax increment financing
 

HB 416 - Generally revise local government subdivision review ("Hard Look" Bill)
 

HB 445 - Revise local government subdivision review ("phasing" bill)
 

HB 455 - Review nondegradation rules for subdivisions
 

HB 456 - Clarify timelines for subdivision review
 

HB 457 - Exempt certain lot redesigns from Montana Subdivision and Platting Act
 

HB 507 - Generally revise laws relating to review of sanitation in subdivisions
 

HB 510 - Revise exemptions from sanitation in subdivisions review
 

HB 557 - Sanitation & Subdivision to sink up timelines and processes
 

SB 27 - Amend TIF laws related to public hearings and reporting
 

SB 79 - Revise laws regarding rural improvement districts for road maintenance
 

SB 98 - Establish property ownership fairness act
 

SB 125 - Provide exemption for large increase in property value
 

SB 130 - Revise tax increment finance laws
 

SB 187 - Revise workers compensation to allow termination of payments due to fraud
 

SB 221 - Create presumption for insurance accidents caused by construction
 

SB 248 - Revise laws regarding exempt wells and family transfer parcels
 

SB 266 - Revise subdivision approval time extensions
 

SB 269 - Require determination of sufficient information in subdivision application
 

SB 275 - Revise construction industry in workers compensation premium credit program

 

SB 298 - Exempts Amish from Work Comp
 

SB 303 - Revise Veteran Home Loan Program
 

LC 227 Establish a property right Ombudsman program
 

LC 1169 - Referendum for local infrastructure.  Allows local levys.
 

LC 1886 - Exempt wells water volume
 

LC 1887 - Exempt wells combined appropriation