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Law and Justice Interim Committee

The Law and Justice Interim Committee (LJIC) is a joint bipartisan committee of the legislature that meets between legislative sessions. The LJIC: (1) monitors the activities of the Department of Corrections, the Department of Justice, the Office of State Public Defender, and the Judicial Branch; (2) examines law and justice policy issues; and (3) makes recommendations to the full legislature. The LJIC's responsibilities include reviewing the administrative rules of assigned executive branch agencies (Corrections, Justice, and the Public Defender).


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Meeting Schedule and Materials

The LJIC's final report is now available. For a printed copy, please contact the Legislative Services Division. The committee's proposed legislation is also available.

Full schedule with meeting materials and links

Assigned Studies

SJR 24 - Prison population growth and diversion programs
HJR 26 - Mental health in adult and juvenile corrections
HJR 50 - Precommittment psychiatric evaluations -- process and costs
SJR 6 - Juvenile justice


Staff Reports
Proposed Legislation


Adult justice working group

Sen. Laslovich, Chairman
Sen. McGee
Sen. Jent
Rep. Stoker
Rep. Kottel
Rep. Hilbert

Juvenile justice working group

Sen. Perry, Chairman
Sen. Juneau
Sen. Shockley
Rep. Augare
Rep. Ebinger
Rep. Kerns

Jail Standards and Suicide Prevention

Sen. Perry, Chairman
Sen. Jent
Rep. Ebinger

Detainee Medical Costs

Sen. Laslovich, Chairman
Sen. McGee
Rep. Ebinger
Rep. Stoker
Rep. Hilbert

How to Contact Us

Sheri Heffelfinger, Lead Staff
Valencia Lane, Attorney
Dawn Field, Secretary
Legislative Services Division
PO Box 201706
Helena, MT 59620-1706
Phone (406)444-3064
FAX: (406)444-3036

Last Modified: 1/27/2009 1:38:18 PM

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