Montana Legislature sends ‘Local Food Choice Act’ to governor; no license needed

Tne Montana Local Food Choice Act is on the governor’s desk. It passed on the third and final readings in the House, 70-20, and the Senate, 32 to 18.  Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte will likely sign it, and it will immediately become law with his signature.

Sponsored by state Sen. Greg Hertz, R-Flathead Lake, the Food Choice Act was amended after its introduction Feb. 8 to avoid pitfalls that might have prevented its passage.