Legislature Files to Protect Pro-Housing Bills in Montana Supreme Court

HELENA, Mont.— The State Legislature filed an amicus, or "friend of the court," brief in the Montana Supreme Court on Monday seeking to overturn an erroneous district court decision temporarily blocking two of the Legislature's bipartisan pro-housing bills.

The brief argues that Judge Michael Salvagni in Gallatin County violated the constitutional separation of powers that leaves policymaking to the legislative branch of government when he issued a preliminary injunction against Senate Bills 323 and 528.

SB 323 was sponsored by Sen. Jeremy Trebas, R-Great Falls, and SB 528 was sponsored by Sen...


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