Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:22 PM by MTN
On Monday, the House State Administration Committee will hear a bill that would prohibit residents from registering to vote on Election Day. The bill would require that voters register by 5 p.m. on the Friday before an election. In November's election, a large number of same-day registrations caused serious delays in the voting process. But proponents of same-day registration say it opens doors for more people to vote.
Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee will hear a bill that would forbid cities and counties from becoming immigration sanctuaries. Sanctuaries ban local law enforcement agencies from reporting a person's immigration status. No cities in Montana are currently sanctuaries.
Also on Monday, U.S. Senator Jon Tester will address a joint session of the state House and Senate. Tester will call on legislators to work together to improve Montana's economy.