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Sun May 9, 2021, 04:04 AM

Gianforte signs bill ending local government's power to enforce mask mandates

Mask mandates and other public health requirements for businesses to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montana are no longer enforceable, after Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signed legislation substantially limiting the authority of local health boards.

The governorís office Friday announced that House Bill 257, sponsored by Rep. Jedediah Hinkle, R-Belgrade, was among a slate of bills signed in recent days.

Businesses can still elect to require that customers wear masks in their facilities, but under the bill, local health requirements that they do so are no longer enforceable. HB 257 removes the ability of local governments and health officials to issue ordinances or resolutions that deny customers access to a businessís goods or services, or that require a business to do so.

That effectively voids any local mandates that involved business closures, capacity limits or requirements that customers wear masks or not be allowed on the premises.

Read more: https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/gianforte-signs-bill-ending-local-governments-power-to-enforce-mask-mandates/article_585e99cc-64c9-5ca5-a1dd-4f41c30cbab2.html

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TexasTowelie May 9 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 05:52 AM

1. So let me get this straight, the Governor of Montana is trying to kill his

Constituents, ...what? for the fun of it? Because his GOD Trump demanded a sacrifice?

Republicans are Assholes..

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Sun May 9, 2021, 06:54 AM

2. fuck that POS

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Sun May 9, 2021, 08:03 AM

3. And just like that, it sucks to live here.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 08:45 AM

4. Soon, no state with a GOP Governor will be safe to visit.

Are these assholes asking for a boycott of their state?

Get vaccinated people! YOU are in CONTROL, not your Governor.

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