Montana representative looks to give corporations voting rights

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February 28, 2013


By Tyler King

HELENA, Montana: Republican Representative Steve Lavin has introduced Montana House Bill No. 486, which would grant to “a firm, partnership, company or corporation” that owns property within a district the right to vote as a citizen of that district. The law, if enacted, would allow for a representative of a company within the district to cast a vote on the company's behalf. The representative would be required to present proof of the company’s registration with the secretary of state and that they are that organization’s designee. Corporations would not be allowed to vote in school elections but would be allowed to vote on municipal matters.[1]

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