Conservation and Trapping Science

Referendum putting TRAPPING in state CONSTITUTION Advances
Apr 1, 2021 07:58 ET

Aconstitutional referendum that would ask Montana voters whether to enshrine hunting, fishing and trapping in the state constitution advanced through the House on Monday, but will need to pick up some Democratic support in the Senate if it is to make it to the ballot.

House Bill 367 from Rep. Paul Fielder, R-Thompson Falls, passed the House on a vote of 66-34 with one Republican joining Democrats in opposition. Because it is a constitutional referendum, it needs a two-thirds majority of the entire Legislature or 100 total lawmakers. As Republicans have a 31-19 advantage in the Senate, the bill would need at least three Democrats to vote in favor if it is to pass the Legislature.

Full story here.