Montana legislators have identified 17 topics they wish to study in depth during the interim between the 2011 and 2013 biennial sessions. The purpose of the studies is to help them make informed decisions about potential new policies they may wish to pursue in future sessions.
The 2011 Legislature passed five bills requiring specific studies. It also passed 16 resolutions requesting interim studies. After the 2011 session, lawmakers were polled to determine which of those studies they most wanted to pursue given limited time, staff, and money. The Legislative Council is ultimately responsible for making interim study assignments.
To read the legislation authorizing a particular study, click on the bill or resolution number. For schedules and agendas of committee meetings, click on the committee name. Committee meetings are audiocast live. * * * * HB = House Bill HJR = Joint Resolution Initiated in the House SJR = Joint Resolution Initiated in the Senate
Studies Required by Statute
HB 142 requires interim committees to review statutorily established advisory councils and required reports of assigned agencies to make recommendations on the retention or elimination of advisory council or required reports.
HB 615 requires that the Insurance Commissioner conduct a study of the appropriate and equitable treatment of cancer patients eligible for clinical trials by offerors of health insurance coverage in Montana.