2/13/2021 Legislature Report – Parks & Recreation

TO: Parks and Recreation Friends GroupsFROM: Bob Walker, Montana Trails Coalition and Montana Trails, Recreation & Parks AssociationDATE: February 13, 2021 ** EDIT: detail of current bills, look to HB 281, the E-bike bill. In a prior bill, the following condition was included as 5(d) and said, “A local authority or state agency having jurisdiction […]

2/6/2021 – Parks & Recreation Legislature Report

2021 Legislature Report – Parks & Recreation TO: Parks and Recreation Friends Groups FROM: Bob Walker, Montana Trails Coalition and Montana Trails, Recreation & Parks Association DATE: February 6, 2021 Your Montana Trails Coalition and Montana Trails, Recreation and Parks Association keeps you informed and up-to-date about bills in the legislature that affect recreation and […]

1/29/2021 – Parks & Recreation Legislature Report

2021 Legislature Report – Parks & Recreation TO: Parks and Recreation Friends Groups FROM: Bob Walker, Montana Trails Coalition and Montana Trails, Recreation & Parks Association DATE: January 29, 2021 Our 67th Session of the Montana Legislature convened January 4.  We anticipate several bills affecting recreation and parks programs.  We will keep you informed of […]

1/17/2021 – Parks & Recreation Legislature Report

2021 Legislature Report – Parks & Recreation TO: Parks and Recreation Friends GroupsFROM: Bob Walker, Montana Trails Coalition and Montana Trails, Recreation & Parks AssociationDATE: January 17, 2021 Our 67th Session of the Montana Legislature convened January 4. We anticipate several bills affecting recreation and parks programs. We will keep you informed of those bills […]

1/2/2021 – Bill To Improve Summer Motorized Recreation Trail Grant Funds and Snowmobile Trail Pass

Senator Terry Gauthier has introduced SB 38 to the 2021 session of the Montana legislature that would make several improvements to the summer motorized trail grant funds and snowmobile trail pass.  Development of this bill had input from Fish, Wildlife & Parks and other recreationists.  For details, go to http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/law0203w$.startup?P_SESS=20211 and type in SB 38.There are also […]

Montana Trail Coalition (MTC) Report to MTRPA

I hope you are all receiving emails from the Coalition about legislation and MTC activities!  I want to thank MTRPA for allowing me to represent MTRPA on the Coalition Board. Legislation Authority is needed for SB 24, the new Montana Trails Stewardship Grant Program. FWP will request authority as part of their appropriations request and […]

2019 Legislature Final Report – Recreation and Parks

TO: Parks and Recreation Friends Groups FROM : Bob Walker, Montana Trails Coalition and Montana Trails, Recreation & Parks Association DATE: May 13, 2019 RECREATION SB 24 (Senator Gauthier): Would increase the optional light motor vehicle registration fee from $6 to $9, provide increased funding for state parks operations and maintenance, fishing access sites, and create […]