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House passes bill to fund training missing persons search teams

by Elinor Smith

University of Montana Legislative News Service

HELENA — The House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would provide $61,000 of the state’s money to pay for a grant program for training local, community-led search teams in missing persons cases. House Bill 18 passed the House with 98 of the 98 present Representatives voting for the bill.

The bill now moves to the Senate.

“Every Montanan has a fundamental right to life safety in these communities, to live in their lives without fear. But for too many folks in Montana, this right is violated,” Rep. Tyson Running Wolf,...

 

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