Montana Bridge Access Bill Headed to Senate Floor

March 28, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Despite disgruntlement among some landowners over “prescriptive easements,” HB190 will head to the Montana senate floor for debate this week, after being passed virtually unanimously by the house and being reviewed in committee. “HB190 seeks to end a dispute that erupted in 2000 when landowners in Madison County, including billionaire absentee landowner James Cox Kennedy, put fences on county bridges. Sportsmen contended these fences denied them their right to access to public streams and rivers under Montana law.” Charles S. Johnson on Helenair.com.