Montana Anti-Intimidation Act, I-123 (1996)
I-123 allows lawsuits for civil damages for unlawful threats or intimidation and prohibits filing of false liens against property.
|I-123 (Anti-Intimidation Act)|
Official results via: The Montana Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
- This initiative would allow any individual or organization to bring a lawsuit against persons who engage in unlawful threats or intimidation that cause injury or harm. It would also prohibit the filing of "nonconsensual common-law liens," defined as claims against real or personal property that are:
- - not allowed by state or federal law,
- - not consented to by the property owner,
- - not imposed by a court, or
- - not commonly used in commercial transactions.
- It would allow individuals or organizations against whose property such liens are filed to recover court costs and damages against the person who filed the lien.
- Fiscal Statement:
- The proposed initiative would have no fiscal impact on state or local governments. Individuals filing the nonconsensual common-law lien would be liable for the costs of removing the lien.
- Statutory Initiative and Referendum Issues - The Montana Secretary of State
- Montana 1996 Voter Information Pamphlet