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HB 622 - Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species - Montana Key Vote

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Title: Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species

Title: Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill for the prevention and control of invasive species by revising various councils, programs, rules, and appropriations.

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Title: Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill for the prevention and control of invasive species by revising various councils, programs, rules, and appropriations.

Highlights:

  • Creates the invasive species council, which consists of 22 members, each of which administer various departments including but not limited to (Sec. 1):

    • Fish, wildlife, and parks;

    • Natural resources and conservation; and

    • Agriculture

  • Specifies that the council’s purpose is to advise the governor on a science-based program for the reduction of invasive species and to coordinate with public and private partners to develop and implement statewide invasive species strategic plans (Sec. 4)

  • Requires the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks to develop a containment and quarantine plan for Missouri River System subject to the invasive species council establishment (Sec. 5).

  • Establishes the upper Columbia conservation commission to protect the aquatic environment in tributaries to the Columbia river from the threat of invasive species (Sec. 6)

  • Requires all departments to establish check stations to examine any equipment entering a designated area to make sure the equipment is compliant with regulations (Sec. 11).

  • Appropriates the following funds (Sec. 14):

    • $95,000 to the invasive species council; and

    • $10,000 to the upper Columbia conservation commission.

Title: Revises Programs, Funds, and Regulations Related to Invasive Species

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