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Webpages & Electronic Updates for Criminal Justice-Related Study Commissions

Posted Date: 
June 4, 2015
Contact: 
Rachel Weiss, Research Analyst, Law & Justice Interim Committee Staffer

Webpages are now available for three entities established by the 2015 Legislature to study various aspects of the criminal justice system, including the Judicial Redistricting Commission, Task Force on State Public Defender Operations, and the Commission on Sentencing.

Update: HB 206, Increase Justice Court Filing Fees - Transmitted to Senate

Posted Date: 
February 5, 2013

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House Bill 206, a MACo-requested bill based on MACo Resolution 2012-09, was transmitted to the Senate.  It passed second reading 87-10 and third reading 88-10.  During second reading, it was amended twice, and both amendments passed. The amendments are available here:  Amendment 1 & Amendment 2.

! URGENT ! - Immediate Action Needed on HB 206, Increase Justice Court Filing Fees

Posted Date: 
February 4, 2013

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House Bill 206 - Increase fees in Justice Court is on second reading in the House today. Please contact your Representative IMMEDIATELY requesting they support House Bill 206.  (Click here to find your Representative.)

! ALERT ! - Contact Your House Rep to Support HB 206, Increase Justice Court Filing Fees

Posted Date: 
January 30, 2013
Contact: 
Shantil Siaperas, Legislative Coordinator, Montana Association of Counties

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HB 206, Increase justice court filing fees, came out of the House Judiciary Committee amended to phase in the filing fee increase.  It will be going to the floor for second reading on Friday, February 1, so please contact your House Representatives and urge them to support this bill.  The current fees for civil actions do not cover the cost of the proceedings.