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How to Contact your Congressional Delegation:

Senator Jon Tester
311 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2604
Phone: (202) 224-2644
Fax: (202) 224-8594
Toll Free: (866) 554-4403
Email: please refer to web site, click on “Contact” tab,
(a direct email address is not listed)
Website: www.tester.senate.gov

Senator Steve Daines
320 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2651
Email: Click on connect section of web page and then email Steve
Website: https://www.daines.senate.gov/

Congressman Ryan Zinke
113 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3211
Fax: (202) 225-5687
To email click on Contact and then email
Website: https://zinke.house.gov/

Your MCM Board of Directors is in the process of finalizing our legislative agenda and would like your input.  Currently we are looking at at least three issues that would involve some form of tort reform:

1. Admissibility of non use of seat belts, while MCM will continue to support efforts to pass a primary seat belt law in Montana, we also think it is important for evidence of seat belt use to be available to the judge or jury.  Currently that is not available in Montana, by law that evidence is specifically excluded from being admitted in court.  We think that those individuals who believe it is their right to not wear a seatbelt should be held accountable for their actions.

2. MCM will be working on third party issuance of CDL’s. Because of the long delays in the current system MCM will be working with the Montana Department of Justice and other groups to make it easier for third party testers to be available in Montana. It can currently take up to or more than 10 weeks from the time of written test until driving test is complete

3.Will again be working with other groups to make sure our Workers Compensation system is working correctly and will be looking for attacks on our current Independent Contractor Laws from outside interests.

If there are other ideas or recommendations we would like to hear from you.  We will again continue to monitor all measures that pertain to workers compensation, labor laws, taxes and proposed uses of fuel tax dollars for non highway projects.

Please let as know by emailing Spook at spook@mttrucking.orgASAP if there are other measures you would like us to pursue.

Thanks again for your support and investment in Motor Carriers of Montana.