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SB 157 Changes & 2015 Certification of Values

Posted Date: 
August 14, 2015
Contact: 
Cynthia C. Monteau Moore, Administrator, Property Assessment Division, Montana Department of Revenue

Memorandum to: County Commissioners, County Clerk & Recorders, County Treasurers

Please be advised that while you may see an increase in market value you may not see a commensurate increase in your taxable value or your taxable value may have decreased.  This is due to reporting the full reappraisal values of residential, commercial, and agricultural property instead of the taxable market value that had been previously reported.

Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - FYE 2015 Expenditures II

Posted Date: 
August 12, 2015

This week's chart is another chart on FYE 2015 general fund expenditures by major governmental function.  To see the chart, follow the link below.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - FYE 2015 Expenditures

Posted Date: 
August 5, 2015

This week's chart is on FYE 2015 general fund expenditures by expenditure type.  To see the chart, follow the link below.

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August Issue of 2015-2016 Interim Newsletter

Posted Date: 
August 3, 2015

The August 2015 issue of The Interim, the monthly newsletter of legislative activities between sessions, is now available. The newsletter contains information on upcoming legislative meetings, as well as reports on recent activities.

Earlier issues of the newsletter -- dating back to 2001 -- are available on the Legislative Branch website.

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July Issue of 2015-2016 Interim Newsletter Now Online

Posted Date: 
July 1, 2015

The July 2015 issue of The Interim, the monthly newsletter of legislative activities, is now available online. This issue contains information on committee meetings, past and future, plus an article on school funding efforts, past and future.  Click the link below to access the newsletter.

Earlier issues of the newsletter -- dating back to 2001 -- are available on the Interim Newsletter page.

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Opportunity for Public Comment - Draft EIS - Bison Conservation & Management in Montana

Posted Date: 
June 17, 2015
Contact: 
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks – Wildlife Division

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a statewide bison conservation and management Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates opportunities for bison restoration somewhere in Montana.  The EIS considers four alternatives, one of which is a no action alternative. Three alternatives evaluate broad scenarios for bison restoration on different types of land, i.e., private, public or tribal, and at different herd size scales.

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.

First Issue of 2015-2016 Interim Newsletter Now Online

Posted Date: 
May 29, 2015

Publication of The Interim, the monthly newsletter of legislative activities, has resumed. The June 2015 issue is now available online. The newsletter contains information on:

  • appointment of legislators to interim committees;
  • assignment of interim studies to the various committees; and
  • upcoming meetings of the interim committees.

Earlier issues of the newsletter -- dating back to 2001 -- are available on the Interim Newsletter page.

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Senate Bill 157, Generally Revise Tax Reappraisal Laws

Establishes a Two-Year Reappraisal Cycle
Posted Date: 
May 1, 2016 (Updated June 3, 2015)

Senate Bill 157, Generally revise tax reappraisal laws, was signed into law on April 29, 2015.  The effective date of the bill was on passage and approval, however its applicability date was retroactive to January 1, 2015, which means its provisions will apply to the current 2015 tax year so will apply to Fiscal Year 2016 levies and tax determinations.

! ACTION NEEDED ! HB 182 - Contact Representatives & URGE Opposition

Posted Date: 
January 28, 2015

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UPDATE:  HB 182 died on the House Floor today on a 41-59 vote during its second Third Reading after being revived January 28 on a 54-46 vote.

Please contact your Representatives IMMEDIATELY regarding HB 182, Require that zoning be adopted before use of land can be regulated (carried by Representative Forrest Mandeville).  It was revived on the House Floor today on 54-46 vote (click link to see how your Representative voted) after it had died yesterday on a 50-50 vote  (click link to see how your Representative voted) on third reading.   HB 182 will again have a third reading tomorrow (Thursday, January 29), so we need to act fast.