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SENATE BILL NO. 8
INTRODUCED BY T. FACEY
BY REQUEST OF THE ECONOMIC AFFAIRS INTERIM COMMITTEE
AN ACT REVISING INTERIM COMMITTEE DUTIES TO MAKE PERMISSIVE THE CURRENT MANDATORY REVIEW OF ADVISORY COUNCILS AND REQUIRED REPORTS; AMENDING SECTION 5-5-215, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 5-5-215, MCA, is amended to read:
"5-5-215. Duties of interim committees. (1) Each interim committee shall:
(a) review administrative rules within its jurisdiction;
(b) subject to 5-5-217(3), conduct interim studies as assigned;
(c) monitor the operation of assigned executive branch agencies with specific attention to the following:
(i) identification of issues likely to require future legislative attention;
(ii) opportunities to improve existing law through the analysis of problems experienced with the application of the law by an agency; and
(iii) experiences of the state's citizens with the operation of an agency that may be amenable to improvement through legislative action;
(d) review, if requested by any member of the interim committee, the statutorily established advisory councils and required reports of assigned agencies to make recommendations to the next legislature on retention or elimination of any advisory council or required reports pursuant to 5-11-210;
(e) review proposed legislation of assigned agencies or entities as provided in the joint legislative rules; and
(f) accumulate, compile, analyze, and furnish information bearing upon its assignment and relevant to existing or prospective legislation as it determines, on its own initiative, to be pertinent to the adequate completion of its work.
(2) Each interim committee shall prepare bills and resolutions that, in its opinion, the welfare of the state may require for presentation to the next regular session of the legislature.
(3) The legislative services division shall keep accurate records of the activities and proceedings of each interim committee."
Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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