The Montana Legislature has the complete ability to repeal ANY law that we the people put into place. They do not have to answer to anyone, and there is nothing that we can do about it. Even the Governor can repeal any laws that we pass, just because he does not agree with them. Lobbyists and special interests can provide false information to the 120 legislators and convince them to repeal or change any laws that are passed through the direct action of a popular people's vote. This last occurred in 2011 when the Legislature repealed the people's medical marijuana act, and replaced it with their own law, usurping the will of the people.
An Initiative is basically an act of legislation that bypasses the legislature and goes to the people for a vote. Individual citizens can introduce an Initiative to change a law or amend the Montana Constitution. To get it on the ballot, it requires a certain amount of signatures.
This petition closed 3 months ago
If this law is not passed, then the legislature has total control and can do what they want, led by misinformation by Lobbyists and special interests. We will continue losing our right to pass the...
If this law is not passed, then the legislature has total control and can do what they want, led by misinformation by Lobbyists and special interests. We will continue losing our right to pass the laws that we determine are good for us. For example: if we the people wish to pass a law protecting our right to own guns, but the legislature doesn't agree, even if we pass that law - with a popular initiative vote, the legislature or the governor can simply repeal that law. They did it with Senate Bill 423, which destroyed the medical marijuana industry and criminalized 25,000 patients who had visited a doctor who said they needed it's medicinal properties. (That law, passed by people's vote in 2003, was put into place by 63% of the citizens of Montana.)