Montana Equine Facility Bond

MontanaHB 418 is a new law that was enacted in the state of Montana regarding equine (horse) slaughter facilities. The new law concerns the construction of equine slaughter or processing facilities; should a action be filed in court to confront the issuance of a license, permit, certificate, or other approval for an equine slaughter or processing facility, the challenger must attain a surety bond in a quantity equivalent to 20% of the anticipated building expenses of a proposed facility or the operational expenses of a operating facility.