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Profile: Montana House of Representatives

Montana House of Representatives was a participant or observer in the following events:

Montana Tea Party protesters stage a demonstration in front of the state capitol in Helena, Montana, in a photo from March 2010.Montana Tea Party protesters stage a demonstration in front of the state capitol in Helena, Montana, in a photo from March 2010. [Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle]The Montana state legislature, now controlled by Republicans who claim affiliation with the Tea Party, introduces bills that would mandate the following:
bullet Legalize hunting with hand-thrown spears (Senate Bill 112).
bullet Create a fully-armed militia in every Montana town (House Bill 278).
bullet Allow legislators to carry weapons in the Capitol (Senate Bill 279).
bullet Create an 11-person panel that has the authority to nullify all federal laws (House Bill 382).
bullet Allow guns in schools (House Bill 558).
bullet Eliminate the educational requirements for persons seeking the job of state superintendent of schools (HB 154).
bullet Lift the state-mandated nuclear ban for the purpose of building a nuclear reactor in the Flathead Valley (House Bill 326).
bullet Withdraw the United States of America from the United Nations (Senate Joint Resolution 2).
bullet Eliminate all state incentives for developing wind power (House Bill 244).
bullet Omit President Barack Obama’s name from the 2012 state ballot because his father was born outside of America (House Bill 205).
bullet Mandate compulsory marriage counseling for people seeking a divorce (House Bill 438).
bullet Give local sheriffs authority over the federal government in terror investigations (Senate Bill 114).
bullet Legalize hunting with silencers (House Bill 174).
bullet Lift the prohibition on carrying concealed weapons in bars, churches, and banks (House Bill 384).
bullet Eliminate the law that requires landlords to install carbon monoxide detectors (House Bill 354).
bullet Require the federal government to prove in court that the national parks were lawfully aquired (House Bill 506).
bullet Officially designate the “Code of the West” as the “Code of Montana” (Senate Bill 216).
bullet Declare that “global warming is beneficial to the welfare and business climate of Montana,” and humans are not responsible for the phenonemon (House Bill 549). (Montana Cowgirl Blog 2/17/2011)


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