10-15-2012, 11:24 AM
Re: Have Felt Booots been banned in Montana?
The Montana legislation that was proposed is below. It was not passed because state and federal employees believe that rubber boots were not safe so they included an exemption for themselves. It died in committee.
If the ban is based on science, should it not apply to everyone? It should be even more important for state and federal employees that are in multiple watersheds on a daily basis.
"NEW SECTION.**Section 2.**Use of felt-soled boots and waders prohibited.
(1) A person may not use external felt-soled boots or external felt-soled waders in the waters of the state.
(2) The possession of external felt-soled boots or external felt-soled waders on the banks or shores of a stream or lake or in a boat, raft, canoe, or other water vessel is prima facie evidence that the person or persons in whose possession the boots or waders are found were using the boots or waders in the waters of the state.
(3) The provisions of this section do not apply to a state or federal employee or emergency personnel, including fire, law enforcement, and emergency medical technicians, using external felt-soled boots or external felt-soled waders when acting within the scope of duty.
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