EQC Mulls Legislative Proposals and Funding for Several State Programs

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on May 18, 2018

The Environmental Quality Council will scrutinize funding options for several state programs at its May 29-30 meeting.

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State-Tribal Relations Committee Tweaks Legislative Proposals in May; Will Review Again in July

Committee: State-Tribal Relations Committee
Author: Hope Stockwell
Posted on May 18, 2018

The State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) tweaked a package of legislative proposals at its May meeting in Great Falls and scheduled a conference call for July 6 to review them again.

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Children and Families Committee Requests Bill Drafts for DD Study

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on May 17, 2018

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee in May asked for draft legislation on a variety of topics affecting community services to people with developmental disabilities.

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Montana Legislative Council to Visit Butte

Committee: Legislative Council
Author: Susan Byorth Fox
Posted on May 17, 2018

The Legislative Council will meet on May 23 and 24, 2018, in Butte.

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LJIC to Concentrate on SJ 25 Study of Solitary Confinement

Committee: Law and Justice Interim Committee
Author: Rachel Weiss
Posted on May 14, 2018

The Law and Justice Interim Committee (LJIC) will meet at 8 a.m. on May 21 in Room 102 of the Capitol in Helena.

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Water Committee Considers Gallatin Valley Water Issues

Committee: Water Policy Interim Committee
Author: Jason Mohr
Posted on May 11, 2018

The Water Policy Interim Committee of the Montana Legislature will discuss and visit sites significant to the Gallatin Valley’s water future during their May 21-22 meeting in Bozeman.

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RTIC Requests Draft Bills for Interim Studies

Committee: Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee
Author: Megan Moore
Posted on May 9, 2018

The Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee met May 2-3 in Helena. The committee received agency updates from the Department of Revenue, the Department of Transportation, and the Montana Tax Appeal Board.

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The Montana Index of Environmental Permits Now Available Online

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Dawn Field
Posted on May 7, 2018

Many things Montanans do or may want to do are regulated by state government. Sometimes knowing who is in charge of what can be confusing. Even what might seem like a simple project could mean contacting multiple agencies.

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Committee to Focus on Options for DD Study

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on May 7, 2018

A legislative committee will consider several options for action on its study of community services for people with developmental disabilities when it meets in Helena on May 14.

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Elections and Hazardous Material Incident Response Capabilities are Key Topics for May 16 Meeting

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on May 7, 2018

Election security and voting machines as well as hazardous material incident response capabilities will be key topics of discussion when the State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Interim Committee meets in Helena May 16.

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Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee Meets May 17-18

Committee: Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee
Author: Trevor Graff
Posted on May 7, 2018

ETIC members will discuss several bill drafts relating to qualifying facilities, natural gas customer choice, integrated resource planning and resource planning, and small water and sewer utility regulation.

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Subcommittee Studying State Fund Gathers More Information

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on May 3, 2018

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee meeting as a subcommittee to study the future of Montana State Fund under Senate Joint Resolution 27 decided to take home the contrasting viewpoints and other information presented April 27 for further study before determining next steps for the remaining meetings this interim.

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Economic Affairs Committee Gets New Vice Presiding Officer, Additional Committee Bills

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on May 3, 2018

Rep. Ryan Lynch, appointed to the Economic Affairs Interim Committee (EAIC) in place of now Sen. Nate McConnell, won election to take former Rep. McConnell’s place as the committee’s vice presiding officer on April 26.

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LFC to Review Agency Supplemental Appropriation Requests

Committee: Legislative Finance Committee
Author: Susie Lindsay
Posted on May 2, 2018


The LFC will meet via conference call on May 9 at 10:00 a.m. in State Capitol room 102 to review the Governor’s Budget Director’s notification of likely fiscal year transfer supplemental appropriations in several agencies and hear the Legislative Fiscal Division’s (LFD) analysis of the impacts.

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