In April of 2007 Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer signed into law Senate Bill 318. This new law provides a measure of protection for private airstrip owners who don’t charge the public to use their airstrips for recreational purposes. They are now protected by a limited liability law, created by Senate Bill 318. The law adds landowners of airstrips for “private, noncommercial flying” to the protections under the state’s recreational use statute.
This bill was the brainchild of RAF Director Chuck Jarecki who orchestrated a major effort with primary support from the Montana Pilots Association to get the bill sponsored and introduced into the legislature and then to rally the troops to campaign for its approval. A big “Thank You” goes to Chuck and all the members of the MPA who participated in pushing this bill through the Montana legislature. A job well done!
Submitted on May 7, 2007.