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Legislative Council July Update


Posted Date: 
July 3, 2012
Contact: 
Susan Byorth Fox, Executive Director, Legislative Services Division

Council Looks Ahead to Legislative Session

The Legislative Council will meet in August, when it will take up the proposed budget for the legislative branch. The approved budget will be submitted to the Office of Budget and Program Planning to be included in the budget submitted by the governor to the 2013 Legislature.

Also in August, the council will decide whether to request any committee legislation. In addition, the Rules Subcommittee will meet to adopt draft bills to forward to the Rules Committee, which will be appointed following the November election. The Rules Committee is scheduled to meet in early December.

In preparation for the 2013 Legislature, the Legislative Council has adopted a tentative session calendar and set dates for the post-election caucuses and training sessions. The caucuses, at which House and Senate members will select their leaders, are scheduled for Nov. 14. Orientation will follow the caucuses and continue through Nov. 16. The Rules Committee is scheduled to meet Dec. 3, when training for presiding officers of session committees will also be held. The first day of the session is Jan. 7.

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Susan Byorth Fox | 406-444-3066 | sfox@mt.gov