Montana legislators have identified 16 topics they wish to study in depth during the interim between the 2009 and 2011 biennial sessions. The purpose of the studies is to help them make informed decisions about potential new policies they may wish to pursue in future sessions.
The 2009 Legislature passed five bills requiring specific studies. It also passed 18 resolutions requesting interim studies. After the 2009 session, lawmakers were polled to determine which of those studies they most wanted to pursue given limited time, staff, and money. The Legislative Council is ultimately responsible for making interim study assignments.
To read the legislation authorizing a particular study, click on the bill or resolution number. For schedules and agendas of committee meetings, click on the committee name. Committee meetings are audiocast live. * * * * HB = House Bill HJR = Joint Resolution Initiated in the House SJR = Joint Resolution Initiated in the Senate
Studies Required by Statute
HB 658 directed the Revenue and Transportation Committee to review property tax assistance for certain residential property owners and directed the state Department of Revenue to conduct sales assessment ration studies of residences and report the results to the committee.