Full Statute Name:  Constitutional Amendment 41, Recognize and preserve the right of Montanans to hunt and fish

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Primary Citation:  Constitutional Amendment 41 (2004) Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  August, 2014 Date Adopted:  2004
Summary: This 2004 ballot measure was an amendment to the constitution proposed by the legislature. The 2003 Legislature submitted this proposal for a vote. It would amend the Montana Constitution by adding a provision specifically to recognize and preserve the opportunity of Montana citizens to harvest wild fish and wild game animals. The amendment specifies that this new provision does not create a right to trespass on private property or diminish any other private rights. This amendment is effective upon approval by the electorate. It was passed in 2004 by 80.6% of voters.
Documents:  PDF icon mt2004voterpamphlet.pdf (1.1 MB)
Statute Text: 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 41

AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION PROPOSED BY THE LEGISLATURE

AN ACT SUBMITTING TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF MONTANA AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IX OF THE MONTANA CONSTITUTION RECOGNIZING AND PRESERVING THE HERITAGE OF MONTANA CITIZENS' OPPORTUNITY TO HARVEST WILD FISH AND WILD GAME ANIMALS; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.

The 2003 Legislature submitted this proposal for a vote. It would amend the Montana Constitution by adding a provision specifically to recognize and preserve the opportunity of Montana citizens to harvest wild fish and wild game animals. The amendment specifies that this new provision does not create a right to trespass on private property or diminish any other private rights. This amendment is effective upon approval by the electorate.

[] FOR recognizing and preserving the heritage of Montanans' opportunity to harvest wild fish and game. [] AGAINST recognizing and preserving the heritage of Montanans' opportunity to harvest wild fish and game.

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