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Governor signs Tuss' first bill into law

House Bill 795 exempts certain grants from MEPA Review


Last updated 5/1/2023 at 11:38am

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Gov. Greg Gianforte, left, and Rep. Paul Tuss, D-Havre, pose Thursday with Tuss' House Bill 795, which Gianforte just signed into law.

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HELENA - Representative Paul Tuss, D-Havre, announced Thursday that Gov. Greg Gianforte signed into law House Bill 795, legislation Tuss sponsored that would exempt certain grants from the Montana Environmental Policy Act.

HB 795 exempts grants from the Montana Coal Endowment Program and the Coal Board from having to complete a MEPA analysis for proposals submitted to these two programs.

"The passage of this legislation, along with the governor's signature to make this bill a law, assures that grants submitted to these two programs will no longer duplicate the MEPA analysis...

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