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Economic Affairs Committee Interim Committee Sets Meeting Schedule

Posted Date: 
September 2, 2015
Contact: 
Pat Murdo, EAIC Staffer, Research Analyst

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee at its August 31-September 1 meeting confirmed its meeting schedule for the next 12 months and added topics to the two studies the members will have under consideration. Added topics are broadband affordability and accessibility in Montana and economic development in general.

Economic Affairs Interim Committee October Update

Posted Date: 
October 2, 2012
Contact: 
Pat Murdo, Committee Staff

In wrapping up its 2011-2012 interim last month, the Economic Affairs Interim Committee approved three committee bills for introduction in the 2013 Legislature. Two of the bills affect the committee’s work flow in the future, while the third would require workers’ compensation for volunteer fire fighters and provide a funding mechanism for the coverage.

Economic Affairs Interim Committee September Update

Posted Date: 
September 7, 2012
Contact: 
Pat Murdo, Committee Staff

The Sept. 11 meeting of the Economic Affairs Interim Committee will feature reviews of two studies undertaken by the committee this interim: one on health insurance exchanges and another on professional and occupational licensing boards.

EAIC Subcommittee on Rural Volunteer Firefighters Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Pat Murdo, Committee Staff

A subcommittee of the Economic Affairs Interim Committee will meet Aug. 23 in Helena to review a bill draft that would make workers’ compensation mandatory for all volunteer fire fighters but also provide a way to finance the premiums. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. in Room 137 of the Capitol.

Economic Affairs Interim Committee July Update

Posted Date: 
July 3, 2012
Contact: 
Pat Murdo, Committee Staff

During a June 11-12 meeting, the Economic Affairs Interim Committee heard reports from physicians, health researchers, and health insurers. The committee also decided on a no-action approach regarding its study of health insurance exchanges, because the U.S. Supreme Court had not yet acted on the legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That federal law requires the creation of health insurance “exchanges” that would serve as an online marketplace to compare and buy health insurance policies.

Economic Affairs Interim Committee June Update

Posted Date: 
June 4, 2012
Contact: 
Pat Murdo, Committee Staff

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee will hear about physician licensing and health insurers' responses to federal health care reform at a June 11-12 meeting in Room 172 of the Capitol, starting at 9 a.m. both days.