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By Dee Brown SD2
Hungry Horse, Mont. 

The Law on Political Signs


Cities, counties and homeowner associations attempt placing limits on political signs by restricting timelines or banning them altogether. The courts have already addressed the unconstitutionality of timelines while the Montana Legislature took up the issue of HOA by-laws a few years ago.

HB 546, sponsored by then-Rep. Pomnichowski in 2009 was brought to the House floor for debate. I voted against the bill and in favor of the HOAs putting by-laws in place to restrict political activity. I was outvoted on the issue.

The discussion centered on the 1st amendment and our rights to free speech....

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