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Sovereignty and Jurisdiction


Committee Implicated:

Government Operations


Statute updates and reasserts Montana's "legislative authority to establish that the people of the state of Montana, acting through their elected officials in State government, have the responsibility and authority to establish policy in and for Montana pertaining to federal programs mandated in federal statutes."

Federalism Implications

Statute language assures the primacy of Montana's political authority to "implement in and for Montana the policy mandated by federal statutes and to vigorously challenge and scrutinize the extent and scope of authority asserted by federal executive branch agencies when federal agency actions and interpretations are inconsistent with Montana policy and exceed the lawful authority of the federal government or are not required by federal law."

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