Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Predator/Livestock Loss Bill Headed to Governor

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UPDATE:  According to Jay Bodner of the Montana Stockgrowers Association, HB 622 (read it here) did pass its third reading in the Montana Senate on Wednesday in a 45 to 5 vote.  It is now on its way to Governor Schweitzer.

The following is from KXLH.com:

by Marnee Banks (Helena)

The Montana Legislature is one step closer to helping ranchers pay for their losses to due to wolf populations.

House Bill 622 would provide $200,000 per year to help pay ranchers for livestock losses.

In 2009, the state paid out $145,000 to ranchers across Montana.

However, the head of the Livestock Mitigation Board says this is just a drop in the bucket compared to the kind of losses Montana ranchers face due to the gray wolf.

Republicans and Democrats both supported the measure in a 42 to 8 vote.

The bill must pass a third reading on Wednesday before heading to the Governor’s desk.

To watch the Senate Floor Session, CLICK HERE.

Source:  KXLH

Posted by Haylie Shipp

 

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