Committee Stops State Sovereignty Resolution

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – A House resolution declaring state sovereignty has been tabled by a Senate committee.

Republican Rep. Michael More’s House Joint Resolution 14 is a 17-point declaration asserting the Montana’s rights over the U.S. government.

Bill supporters, which include many conservatives, say the resolution is an important statement to the U.S. government to stop infringing on Montana’s rights.

Critics say the measure is a veiled threat at state secession and is a meaningless aggravation of the government.

The bill cleared the House on 54-45 vote last month but was tabled in the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.

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