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SB 248 has passed the House and Senate. Call Governor Bullock today and ask him to please veto this bad bill. 406-444-3111, governor@mt.gov

This bill would allow anyone using the family transfer exemption in the subdivision and platting act to also be guaranteed an exemption from obtaining a water right for a well that pumps up to 35 gallons per minute.  This would eliminate any checks on the location of the new well and whether it will have any influence on neighboring water wells or sewage. The family transfer exemption is already a big exemption in the subdivision law, and this bill would compound the problem.

5 Responses to " Exempting Wells in Family Transfers "

  1. […] SB 248 (Sen. Mark Blasdel, R-Kalispell) would allow anyone who uses the family transfer exemption under the Subdivision and Platting act to avoid subdivision review to also receive an exemption from obtaining a water right for a well pumping up to 35 gallons per minute. This bill would compound the problems caused by the family transfer exemption by also allowing people to harm senior water right holders. A hearing is scheduled for March 8th in the House Natural Resources Committee. Contact committee members and ask them to vote no. […]

  2. […] SB 248 (Sen. Mark Blasdel, R-Kalispell) would allow anyone using the family transfer exemption in the subdivision and platting act to also be guaranteed an exemption from obtaining a water right for a well that pumps up to 35 gallons per minute.  This would eliminate any checks on the location of the new well and whether it will have any influence on neighboring water wells or sewage. The family transfer exemption is already a big exemption in the subdivision law, and this bill would compound the problem. This bill has a hearing in the House Natural Resources Committee on Wed., March 8th. […]

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