Rosendale’s Legislative Record

I question whether a person with such a self-serving legislative record is what Montanans need

By Chuck Stearns

Matt Rosendale, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Montana, is not very well known to many Montanans. However, he fortunately has a record in the Montana Legislature, which voters should understand. Here are some of the bills which Mr. Rosendale, a land developer, sponsored in the 2011, 2013, and 2015 legislative sessions. Granted, Mr. Rosendale introduced other bills in each legislative session, however his sponsoring self-serving bills to limit land use regulations and assist the development community should give voters pause and concern.

Titles of his sponsored bills include and their disposition are as follows:

Revised county interim zoning laws – 2011 – vetoed

Revise zoning laws for sand and gravel – 2011 – died

Revise interim zoning laws – 2013 – passed

Revise zoning laws for sand and gravel operations – 2013 – vetoed

Provide landlord comply with building code in place at original construction – 2013 – died

Establish the property fairness act – 2013 – died

Generally revise the subdivision laws related to lease or rent requirements – 2013 – passed

I question whether a person with such a self-serving legislative record is what Montanans need in the U.S. Senate. Senator Jon Tester on the other hand has a legislative record of supporting agriculture, veterans, fair banking, Montana’s communities, and many other important and beneficial laws. Senator Tester deserves re-election and Matt Rosendale needs questioning on his legislative record.

Chuck Stearns
Whitefish

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