Bad Bill Bob's Comments on Posted Bad Bills:

Bill Draft: LC1488 - Codify abortion access (Stage: 1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Life is precious, this bill is BAD.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill Draft: LC1836 - Require top two primary for certain statewide and federal offices (Stage: 1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
A bad idea. Lets leave it the way it is.....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill Draft: LC1578 - Abolish death penalty (Stage: 1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
This is a bill that is introduced every session. It is no secret that the majority                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
of Montanans support the death penalty for those who commit the worst                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
of crimes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill Draft: LC3728 - Prohibit discrimination based on sex orientation or gender identity (Stage: 1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
This bill is a repeat from the last number of sessions. This continues to be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
introduced and defeated - regardless of which party is in control. There are many                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
other important issues that need to be dealt with.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill Draft: LC4563 - Provide for children and students' bill of rights (Stage: 1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
This a Montana version of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - a treaty that our                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
US Senate has avoided for years, and rightfully so. Not good....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill Draft: LC0828 - Prohibit transgender surgery on minors (Stage: 1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
A good bill to protect the children of Montana                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill #: HB430 - Establish a rent local program funded with tax on short-term rentals (Stage: 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
This bill is aimed at a certain class of property owners for new taxes AND then subsidizes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
other property owners with those taxes. This bill will expand local government(s),                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
implements rent controls, and is anti-free market. The end result is higher rents....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill #: HB837 - Require curriculum transparency in K-12 education (Stage: 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
This bill is a great bill for parents AND taxpayers. Seems odd that anyone would                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
oppose a bill that will allow the public to see what their schools are using to teach from.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill #: HB359 - Prohibit minors from attending drag shows (Stage: 3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
This is a good bill in these crazy times.....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill #: HB540 - Eliminate certain gender/sex requirements for party committee representativ (Stage: 3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
This bill will upend the local political party government of BOTH parties. Not good...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill #: SB370 - Generally revise uniform commercial code (Stage: 3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Following Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) push by Joe Biden Executive Order 14067                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
on March 9, 2022,  SB370, this MASSIVE 131 page piece of legislation, that revises the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Uniform Commercial Code, and is likely setting the stage in Montana for the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
ultimate adoption of a federal digital currency. A nasty direction for our country to take!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill #: HB432 - Codify abortion access (Likely DEAD)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
How ironic that this bill has a hearing on Valentine Day 2023 (a day that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
celebrates love with a heart).....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill #: HB471 - Establish religious rights for reproductive health care (Likely DEAD)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Cannot imagine finding anything in the Bible to support this.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill #: HB570 - Provide civil penalty for interfering with abortion access (Likely DEAD)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
The First Amendment is once again under assault.....                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill #: HJ5 - Resolution for congressional term limits (Art V COS) (Likely DEAD)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Same comments as SJ2 - This is another attempt to push for an UNTESTED                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Constitution Art V COS (Even though the title of bill does not mention it )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill #: SB315 - Provide for comprehensive sex, gender, and sexuality education in schools (Likely DEAD)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Once again the focus is on instruction that has nothing to do with the 3 Rs. With all of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
the parental frustrations with the school boards and the administration, this bill amps                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
up the debate by attempting to undermine local control by changing state law.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Bill #: SJ2 - Resolution for Article V US constitution convention of states (Likely DEAD)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
>I certainly would not want a Constitutional Convention. I mean whoa. Who knows what                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
would come out of that<  Justice Antonin Scalia, April 17, 2014.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
>A Constitutional Convention is a horrible idea. This is not a good century to write a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
constitution.<  Justice Antonin Scalia, Dec 8, 2015.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
While our nation was blessed to have men the caliber and character of Washington, Madison                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
and Franklin back in 1787, can we trust putting the fate of our constitution, including the 2nd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Amendment, in the hands of today s politicians and special interests. James Madison,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
father of the Constitution, warned in 1788 that a second convention >would no doubt contain                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
individuals with insidious views seeking to alter the very foundation and fabric of the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
constitution.<                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
This is untested. Throughout the 230-year history of the U.S. Constitution, an Article V                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
convention has never been called by Congress. And the Constitution provides no                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
guidance for the conduct of a Convention.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
In Montana this issue was addressed in 2007 with HJ38, where the House (78-22) &                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
the Senate (43-7) voted to rescind all calls for an Art V Convention.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Already Congress and the courts have shown total disregard for the 1st and 2nd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Amendments. Opening up the Constitution could easily result in a massive battle to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
re-write this sacred document in total. There is too much at stake. This bill needs to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
fail.