ByShaylee Rager – UM Legislative News Service•Jan 22, 2019
Senate Panel Hears Bill on Increasing Penalties for Aggravated DUI
HELENA -- A bill in the Legislature would change DUI laws in Montana, making it legal for officers to take a blood sample from someone who refuses a breathalyzer on the first offense and increasing penalties for aggravated cases.
Montana Lawmakers: Universities Need To Help Students With Educational Debt
Montana State University and University of Montana students are on average tens of thousands of dollars in debt after four years in school. With that in mind, lawmakers are thinking about making financial education a bigger part of the university's responsibility. But the idea could violate the state constitution.
The Republican controlled House Judiciary, on an 11-to-8 party line vote, passed a bill that would ban the application of foreign law in Montana courts. Senate Bill 97 now moves to the House floor for debate.