HELENA, Mont. – In his first major bill signing, Governor Greg Gianforte today made Senate Bill 65 Montana law. Thankfully, Republicans in Helena recognized the urgent need for liability protections and led the effort to quickly pass Senate Bill 65 through the legislature with bipartisan support.
In response, MTGOP Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt released the following statement:
“After routinely promising to lead the Montana Comeback Plan and jump-start our economy on the campaign trail, it’s clear that our new governor’s promises made will continue being promises kept,” said Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt. “The pandemic devastated our economy, and I’m glad to see Helena Republicans pave the way in reopening our state and giving Montana businesses the lifeline that they so desperately need right now. This is great news for all Montanans and will go a long way in putting personal responsibility first and defending our Montana way of life.”
The new law protects Montana businesses, places of worship, health care providers, and nonprofit organizations from frivolous coronavirus-related lawsuits.
Governor Greg Gianforte’s signing of the new law provides the critical first step in getting the economy going again, reopening Montana for business, and removing the statewide mask mandate.
Montana’s mask mandate will be lifted on Friday morning.