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Energy & Telecommunications Committee August Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, Committee Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee is moving forward with legislative proposals related to rural electric cooperatives and Montana’s renewable portfolio standard. The committee also is weighing in on the debate about the potential for increased coal train traffic in Montana.

ELG Continues Review of Subdivision Exemptions, Education Standards

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Leanne Kurtz, Committee Staff

The Education and Local Government Interim Committee covered a wide range of topics at its June meeting and made several final decisions on forwarding legislation and recommendations to the 2013 Legislature. The committee has completed or is nearing completion of its assigned studies, statutory duties, and work plan items.

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.

Districting & Apportionment Commission August Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Districting & Apportionment Commission, Legislative Services Division

The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission will meet Aug. 13-17 in Helena after taking the summer to consider the comments it received earlier this year on five draft legislative redistricting plans. The August meetings start at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, in the Capitol. Meetings on subsequent days will begin at 9 a.m.

CFH&HS Interim Committee August Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Sue O'Connell, Committee Research Analyst

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee has approved a bill to require the state to seek national accreditation of its child protective services. The action came at the committee’s meeting in late June, as members began considering options for their Senate Joint Resolution 30 study of childhood trauma.

SAVA Interim Committee July Update - 2

Posted Date: 
July 30, 2012
Contact: 
Sheri Scurr, Committee Staff

The Joint LFC/SAVA Subcommittee on Pensions met June 26, 2012.  After discussion and testimony about the governor's pension fix proposal for TRS and PERS, the Subcommittee voted to request staff prepare as recommendations to the full committees two bills (one for TRS and one for PERS) containing the governor's proposal.

Comment on WPIC Draft Report & Proposed Legislation

Posted Date: 
July 27, 2012
Contact: 
Tara DePuy, MACo JPIA Land Use Attorney

The Water Policy Interim Committee narrowed down the bill proposals.  Click the "read more" link below to read more about them and also see the committee's request.

Water Policy Interim Committee July Update

Posted Date: 
July 3, 2012
Contact: 
Joe Kolman, Committee Staff

The Water Policy Interim Committee meets in Helena July 12-13, fresh off a road show in western Montana to gather comment on an exempt water well study.

SAVA Interim Committee July Update - 1

Posted Date: 
July 3, 2012
Contact: 
Sheri Scurr, Committee Staff

At its June meeting, the State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Interim Committee approved a committee bill seeking an interim study of the Office of the  Commissioner of Political Practices. The study resolution will be introduced in the 2013 Legislature.

Revenue &Transportation Interim Committee July Update

Posted Date: 
July 3, 2012
Contact: 
Megan Moore, Committee Staff

The Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee will continue its study of the valuation of centrally assessed property when it meets July 19-20, in Room 102 of the Capitol.