A proposed bill would tax visitors who wish to bicycle in Montana:
Bozeman, Montana Republican State Senator Scott Sales thinks cyclists are an invasive species in his home state.
Involved in stopping bicycle safety legislation recently as well, he now wants to tax each visiting cyclist $25 to ride in Montana. This fee is an amendment that’s been added to senate bill 363, which relates to invasive species management and more specifically the spreading of mussel larvae in reservoirs.
The amendment proposed by Sales and tacked on to the unrelated SB 363 would require a $25 decal for each bicycle, which would supposedly help to fund the state’s battle against invasive mussels.
All Democratic State senators voted against the amendment, while 29 out of 32 Republicans voted for.