HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock released the following statement regarding Montana’s stream access laws in response to inquiries regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on riverbed ownership in PPL Montana LLC v. Montana.
“Montana has some of the strongest stream access laws in the nation, preserving the ability of all Montanans to hunt, fish, float and recreate on public streams and rivers. This decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, while disappointing, doesn’t take away or affect that right.”Read More »
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Derek Werner, of Poplar, has been named one of the top four Troopers of the Year by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.Read More »
Attorney General Steve Bullock on Monday announced the creation of the Children’s Justice Center, a collaborative initiative to better protect Montana children and prosecute child predators.Read More »
In a decision released late Wednesday afternoon, the Montana Supreme Court struck down a request by the Washington, D.C.-based Western Tradition Partnership to temporarily suspended enforcement of the Corrupt Practices Act – the good government and clean elections measure passed by citizens’ initiative in 1912 banning corporate expenditures in political campaigns.Read More »
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has joined a landmark agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers that has secured help for struggling homeowners and requires national standards to protect consumers from the abuses of these banks.Read More »
Motor Vehicle Division Administrator Brenda Nordlund announced Monday that applications for disabled parking permits and license plates are now being processed at Motor Vehicle Division headquarters in Helena. Previously, processing was done in Deer Lodge at the MVD’s Title and Registration Bureau. The work is now handled by the MVD’s Records and Driver Control Bureau.Read More »
Attorney General Steve Bullock on Friday ruled that Montana’s subdivision review law applies to all potential uses, not just residential uses. The opinion also concluded that an exemption from review for the sale, rent or lease of multiple parts of a building applies only to a single building, not to multiple buildings.Read More »
In a formal opinion released Wednesday, Attorney General Steve Bullock has concluded that a candidate may file for an elected office if, at the time the candidate begins to serve in that office, he or she will have had an eight-year break in service over a 16-year period.Read More »
The Montana Department of Justice and the Office of Public Instruction are working together to give Montana students the opportunity to participate in state and national poster contests which focus on the theme: “Bring Our Missing Children Home.”Read More »
On Dec. 30, the Montana Supreme Court sided with Attorney General Steve Bullock and re-affirmed Montana’s ban on direct corporate contributions in political elections. Bullock personally argued the state’s case for restoring the ban and has played a national role in working to maintain the integrity of elections.
This page contains new and archived press releases, background information and more about this ongoing case.Read More »