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Districting & Apportionment Commission September Update

Posted Date: 
September 7, 2012
Contact: 
Districting & Apportionment Commission, Legislative Services Division

At the end of a week-long meeting last month, the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission voted to adopt a tentative redistricting plan containing 100 state House districts. The commissioners stressed that the plan was tentative and reserved the right to suggest and make changes at future commission meetings.

CFH&HS Interim Committee September Update

Posted Date: 
September 7, 2012
Contact: 
Sue O'Connell, Committee Research Analyst

Bills to strengthen child abuse prevention efforts and reporting requirements for mistreatment of children and of developmentally disabled adults will advance to the 2013 Legislature, following action by the Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee.

Districting Commission Website Updated With New Maps

Posted Date: 
August 28, 2012
Contact: 
Districting & Apportionment Commission, Legislative Services Division

The website of the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission has been updated with maps  of the 100 state House districts the commissioners tentatively adopted at an August 13-17 meeting. The website is available at www.leg.mt.gov/districting.

SAVA Interim Committee August Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Sheri Scurr, Committee Staff

The State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Interim Committee will meet Aug. 8-9 in Helena to wrap up much of its work before holding a final pension-related meeting in November.

Select Committee on Efficiency in Government August Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Dave Bohyer, Committee Staff

The Select Committee on Efficiency in Government met in Havre in June, approving three committee bill drafts and continuing its efforts to gather ideas from local officials about ways to improve state government.

Revenue &Transportation Interim Committee August Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Megan Moore, Committee Staff

The Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee requested bill drafts related to property tax exemptions and property tax reappraisal when it met July 19-20 in Helena.

Legislative Finance Committee August Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Amy Carlson, Legislative Fiscal Analyst

The Legislative Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Sept. 27-28 in Helena. The agenda includes updates on analysis of budget strategies for addressing volatility, analysis of state pay comparisons, continuing education on school funding, review of committee bill drafts, and an overview of the agency information technology strategic plans.

Legislative Council August Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Susan Byorth Fox, Executive Director, Legislative Services Division

The Legislative Council will meet Aug. 24 to approve the preliminary Legislative Branch budget for the 2014-2015 biennium for submittal to the Office of Budget and Program Planning. The council also will consider additional topics related to the upcoming legislative session and will decide whether to request any committee legislation. The Rules Subcommittee will meet to adopt draft bills to forward to the House and Senate Rules committees, which will meet Dec. 3.

Law & Justice Interim Committee August Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Dave Bohyer, Committee Staff

The Law and Justice Interim Committee has approved several pieces of committee legislation for introduction in the 2013 Legislature. At its meeting in late June, the committee signed off on two bills related to suicide prevention and three bills related to its Senate Joint Resolution 29 study of restorative justice.

Environmental Quality Council August Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Joe Kolman & Hope Stockwell, Council Staff

The Environmental Quality Council is moving forward with five committee bill drafts by holding a formal, 30-day public comment period before deciding in September whether to send the bills to the 2013 Legislature for consideration.