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New Report: A Citizen's Guide to Montana Energy Law

Posted Date: 
June 26, 2014
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, ETIC Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee (ETIC) has just completed a publication to assist the public in learning about energy issues in Montana.

Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee Request for Comment

Posted Date: 
May 19, 2014
Contact: 
Sonja Nowakowski, ETIC Staff

The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee of the Montana Legislature is seeking public comment through June 27 on a draft report reviewing Montana's renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

Urgent: DOR Meeting to Discuss SB 56

Posted Date: 
May 13, 2014
Contact: 
Harold Blattie, Executive Director, Montana Association of Counties

Important Notice to Montana County Commissioners and Treasurers

There will be a meeting held June 17 in Helena to discuss the policy and technical aspects regarding DOR wanting counties to assume the responsibility of entering "fee-based specials."

2014 Water Rights in Montana Handbook

Posted Date: 
May 8, 2014
Contact: 
Jason Mohr, Water Policy Interim Committee Staff

The Environmental Quality Council and Water Policy Interim Committee have just completed updating the publication, Water Rights in Montana.

Water Committee Focuses on Water Court Role

Posted Date: 
April 28, 2014
Contact: 
Jason Mohr, Water Policy Interim Committee Staff

Montana’s Water Court may need a makeover, members the Water Policy Interim Committee are expected to hear in May.

Water Policy Committee to Examine CSKT Water Compact Details

Posted Date: 
March 10, 2014
Contact: 
Jason Mohr, Water Policy Interim Committee Staff

The Water Policy Interim Committee will discuss how fish, farmers and others might fare under part of a proposed water rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

2014 Eminent Domain in Montana Handbook

Posted Date: 
February 28, 2014
Contact: 
Montana Legislative Branch -- Sonja Nowakowski, Research Analyst & Joe Kolman, Legislative Environmental Analyst

The Environmental Quality Council has just completed a publication to assist the public in learning about eminent domain in Montana.  Eminent Domain in Montana provides an overview of eminent domain laws in Montana.

Nutrition Education Directory Available

Posted Date: 
February 12, 2014
Contact: 
Katie Bark, Montana Team Nutrition Program; Christine Emerson, OPI's School Nutrition Programs

The Office of Public Instruction has produced a directory of nutrition education programs in Montana, in response to a request that arose from a legislative study of childhood hunger.

RTIC Seeks Public Input onTaxpayer Appeal Process

Posted Date: 
November 6, 2013
Contact: 
Megan Moore, Committee Staff, Revenue & Transportation Interim Committee

The Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee meets next on December 4-5 in Helena and is seeking public comment as part of the Senate Joint Resolution No. 23 study of the taxpayer appeal process. The Committee received background information about the county and state tax appeal board processes at the September meeting and is now moving into the phase of the study aimed at identifying issues.

Memo on Draft Administrative Rules for Exempt Wells

Posted Date: 
August 26, 2013
Contact: 
Tara DePuy, MACo JPIA Land Use Attorney

Draft Rules (Pages 34-36)

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has noticed a public hearing on its proposed amendment and adoption of a definition of “combined appropriation” as it relates to exempt wells and exempt develo