Montana House Votes 98-0 To Approve Anti-NDAA BillSubmitted by SteveMT on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 17:41
[The words 'wow' and 'nullification' come to mind.]
Montana House Votes 98-0 To Approve Anti-NDAA Bill
By Nick Sibilla - March 1, 2013
UPDATE: Since this piece was published, the Montana legislature has updated the official vote count as 98-0.
In a huge win for the Bill of Rights, the Montana House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill to ban indefinite detention in Montana by a vote of 97 to 1. Introduced by state Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer, HB 522 would also “prohibit state cooperation with federal officials” who try to enforce the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The lone no vote was cast by Democrat Bob Mehlhoff. HB 522 previously passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously. The bill now heads to the state senate for approval.
2013 Montana Legislature - HOUSE BILL NO. 522
INTRODUCED BY N. SCHWADERER
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT RELATING TO DETAINMENT WITHOUT CHARGE, MILITARY TRIBUNALS, AND TRANSFER TO FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS OF PERSONS RESIDING IN THE STATE OF MONTANA; PROHIBITING THE STATE FROM PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT FOR CERTAIN FEDERAL ACTS; PROHIBITING STATE PARTICIPATION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CERTAIN FEDERAL ACTS; REQUIRING PERIODIC REPORTS; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
NEW SECTION. Section 1. Direction to state agencies not to support sections 1021 and 1022 of the federal National Defense Authorization Act -- reporting. (1) The state of Montana may not provide material support or participate with the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the federal National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Public Law 112-81, within the boundaries of this state.
(2) The attorney general is hereby directed to report to the governor and the legislature any attempt by agencies or agents of the United States federal government to secure the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the federal National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Public Law 112-81, through the operations of that or any other state department.
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Codification instruction. [Section 2] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 2, chapter 1, and the provisions of Title 2, chapter 1, apply to [section 2].
NEW SECTION. Section 3. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.