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CFH&HS Interim Committee June Update

Posted Date: 
June 4, 2012
Contact: 
Sue O'Connell, Committee Research Analyst

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee in May wrapped up its study of childhood hunger by agreeing to introduce two bills in the 2013 Legislature. The bills would appropriate funds to encourage use of the School Breakfast Program and to develop out-of-school food support programs.

ETIC Seeking Public Comment on Electric Cooperative Legislation

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

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee of the Montana Legislature is seeking public comment through June 29 on draft legislation in response to questions raised about rural electric cooperatives related to transparency, organization, and decision-making processes.

ETIC Seeking Public Comment on One-Call Report

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

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee of the Montana Legislature is seeking public comment through June 29 on a draft report reviewing Montana's underground facility damage prevention program, also known as "one-call" or "call before you dig".

Water Policy Interim Committee May Update

Posted Date: 
May 1, 2012
Contact: 
Joe Kolman, Committee Staff

The Water Policy Interim Committee takes to the road in June to gather public comment on proposals dealing with water wells exempt from permitting.

State-Tribal Relations Interim Committee May Update

Posted Date: 
May 1, 2012
Contact: 
Casey Barrs, Committee Staff

The State-Tribal Relations Committee of the Montana Legislature met with the Executive Board of the Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine tribes April 4 and 5 in the Greet the Dawn Building on the Fort Peck Community College campus in Poplar.

SAVA Interim Committee May Update

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

The State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee met April 19 in Helena. Budget Director Dan Villa presented Gov. Brian Schweitzer's pension proposals for the Teachers' Retirement System and the Public Employees' Retirement System.

Select Committee on Efficiency in Government May Update

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

The Select Committee on Efficiency in Government met April 9-10 on the Montana Tech campus in Butte. The committee focused on ways to implement or enhance government efficiency and effectiveness in health care, including Medicaid; technology; and natural resources.

Legislative Finance Committee May Update

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

During the week of April 9, five staff members of the Legislative Fiscal Division and six legislators, including members of the Legislative Finance Committee, toured Roosevelt, Richland, Dawson, Fallon, Custer, and Big Horn counties and a bit of North Dakota. Several local legislators joined the group throughout the tour. The small groups of staff and legislators visited with representatives of school districts, county governments, city governments, community colleges and with industry experts and others in the area to better understand the impacts of natural resource development.

Law & Justice Interim Committee May Update

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

The Law and Justice Interim Committee is developing preliminary recommendations for the legislative session.

Energy & Telecommunications Interim Committee May Update

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

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee meets May 17-18 in Butte and will tour a geothermal site, an electrical systems operating center, and a natural gas plant.