Senate lawmakers propose expanding medical marijuana program

Posted April 14, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Peter Micciche, a Soldotna Republican, has said he'd see the session as a success if a permanent fund bill and state operating and infrastructure bills passed.

The bill would have put the issue on the 2018 ballot.

The Montana House of Representatives has approved amendments made by the Montana Senate to a bill, HB 541, that would raise the so-called "brewery cap".

The House version also cut wording in the Senate version that a department can not "discourage" a police officer from enforcing detainer requests. Differences between each chamber's version will be reconciled in conference committee.

Texas is getting closer to banning Sanctuary Cities throughout the state.

Hertz saw his bill sail through the House with strong support, but when it arrived in the Senate there were problems.

Geren's bill also would require that an individual be lawfully arrested - not just detained - before authorities question his immigration status.

Local governments are also no longer threatened with losing all state grant funding.

She continued, "I think it's just a sign that the state is realizing what an awesome industry Montana beer is". "Planned Parenthood strongly opposes bills such as these which really are about shaming women and scaring doctors". "The immigrant community will still be afraid".

A medical marijuana bill received final approval in the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice.

"Voters didn't want sick Montanans to jump through hoops to get medical marijuana", he said. Last year, the NJCAA moved a baseball championship after North Carolina adopted a "bathroom bill" limiting LGBT rights.

"They need an intellectually safe place", said Ewert, who has urged that intelligent causation, a component of the intelligent design theory that life can not have arisen by chance and was created by an intelligent entity, be considered as a component of scientific theories. Krug says the NJCAA will determine future action on a "case by case" basis.

O'Leary said the main function of the new facility is to can and keg beer so it can be exported to multiple locations across the state, including Billings. The judge had sided with special prosecutors who claimed that Paxton allies had spent the past two years tainting the jury pool in Collin County.

A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $4,000, or both.

The House meets Thursday but has a light calendar.

The Legislature passed 10 bills in the first 87 days of the session. The Senate, though, is off until Tuesday to mark Easter. Numerous bills that were amended in the opposite chamber of their origin will now have to be sent to conference committee for further consideration.

"The state may change their report a little bit, depending on how this bill goes, which will change our reporting as well", she said.