The Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) is a permanent joint committee of the Montana Legislature. To find out how vacancies are filled, what the powers and duties of the committee are, and other details associated with the Legislative Finance Committee, see the Montana Code Annotated, Title 5,Chapter 12, Part 2.
The purpose of the reference book is to provide the legislature with options for addressing the 2013 biennium budget imbalance. The Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) has formed three subcommittees; Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement and Justice; Department of Health and Human Services; and Education and Local Government. Each subcommittee will consist of four LFC members and 4 to 8 interim committee members from the policy committee assigned to the area to assist the subcommittee. The purpose of meetings with the interim committees are to solicit legislative feedback on how staff should prioritize its time in doing further work on options, solicit legislative ideas beyond those currently included in the reference book and solicit public comment on the options included in the reference book.
Judicial Branch, Law Enforcement and Justice Subcommittee of the LFC
LFC members are Sen. Steve Gallus, Sen. Keith Bales, Rep. Cindy Hiner, Chair and Rep. Janna Taylor. Appointed delgates from the Law and Justice Interim Committee are Rep. Ken Peterson, Rep. Shannon Augare, Sen. John Esp, and Sen. Lynda Moss.
Department of Public Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the LFC
LFC members are Sen. Dave Wanzenried,Chair, Sen. Dave Lewis, Sen. Rick Ripley, andRep. Jon Sesso. Appointed delgates from the Children and Families Interim Committee areSen. Trudi Schmidt, Sen. Christine Kaufmann, Rep. Gary MacLaren, and Rep. Mary Caferro.
If you would like to make a comment about portions of the Reference Book section of the Department of Public Health and Human Services, please do so before September 20. Comments may be sent in writing to the Legislative Fiscal Division by fax at 444-3036, by mail at Legislative Fiscal Division, Room 110, State Capitol, PO Box 201711, Helena, MT 59620-1711 or you may click on this link and follow the instructions: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CGPSJJS
Education and Local Government Subcommittee of the LFC
LFC members areRep. Llew Jones, Chair, Rep. Galen Hollenbaugh, Rep. Bill Glaser, and Sen. Carol Williams. Appointed delgates from the Education and Local Government Interim Committee areSen. Kelly Gebhardt, Sen. Gary Branae, Rep. Elsie Arntzen and Rep. John Fleming. Appointed delgates from the Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee are Sen. Kim Gillan, and Rep. Roy Hollandsworth. Appointment delegates from the Legislative Council are Sen. David Wanzenried and Rep. Jesse O'Hara.