At its Sept. 15, 2008, meeting, SAVA assigned sponsors to five bill drafts developed as part of its House Joint Resolution 46 study of election laws. The bills can be followed through the Legislature's bill-tracking system to determine their status at any point in the process, by using the LC number listed below.
At its Feb. 22, 2008, meeting, the State Administration committee authorized drafting a bill related to its House Joint Resolution 59 study of public employee retirement benefits. The bill has been assigned the LC number that will be used for the 2009 legislative session.
Proposal 1: Revise statutes re post-election audits Proposal 2: Revise statutes re candidate filing deadlines Proposal 3: Revise fee structure re online delivery of services for ARM Proposal 4: Direct public to SOS website for board and commission appointment information Proposal 5: Revise notary laws Proposal 6: Place holder for statutory modifications re electronic filing system Proposal 7: Implement standards for eRecords Information Management
Commissioner of Political Practices
Proposal 1: Require mandatory eFiling of political reporting Proposal 2: Require disclosure of filing of reports Proposal 3: Candidate certification deadlines Proposal 4: Expand definition of "lobbying" Proposal 5: Clarify ethics complaints and related documents Proposal 6: Issues re disobedience of a subpoena Proposal 7: Require itemization of sub-vendor details Proposal 8: Clarify and authorize use of wire transfers for campaign finance
Department of Administration
Proposal 1: Establish methodology for deferred maintanance backlog Proposal 2: Allow care and custody facilities to hire workers for staff shortages Proposal 3: Allow DOA to determine compensation policy structure Proposal 4: Amend computer security breach notification Proposal 5: Amend Workers' Compensation Act Proposal 6: Revise Mortgage Broker and Loan Originator Licensing Act Proposal 7: Revise Residential Mortgage Lender Licensing Act Proposal 8: Allow DOA access to State Fund injury and medical information Proposal 9: Standed 9-1-1 funds Proposal 10: Revise Title Loan Act Proposal 11: Require State Fund to determine premiums so that state agencies can budget their workers comp costs Proposal 12: Revise distribution of funds in 9-1-1 accounts Proposal 13: Extend Bond Validating Act Proposal 14: Revise Montana Unified Volume Cap Bond Allocation Plan Act Proposal 15: Provide Board of County Printing rulemaking authority Proposal 16: Update 19-1-402 through 19-1-814 re social security contribution account Proposal 17: Capitol Complex Advisory Council projects Proposal 18: Eliminate Montana Consensus Council
Montana Public Employees' Retirement Administration and Public Employees Retirement Board
Proposal 1: Update retirement statutes Proposal 2: Employer contributions on working retirees in the systems Proposal 3: General revisions bill to amend statutes, interpret laws, eliminate out-dated provisions, replace archaic terminology
Teachers' Retirement System and Teachers Retirement Board
Proposal 1: Revise statutes to comply with federal changes Proposal 2: Revise statutes to address funding concerns re "return to work" issues
Department of Military Affairs
Proposal 1: Preclude court from considering military service as a detriment to best interest of a child Proposal 2: Mandating state active duty pay and expenses be drawn on appropriated funds Proposal 3: Adopt most recent applicable federal military laws Proposal 4: Create special revenue account to be used for purchase of land necessary to meet MT National Guard mission requirements
Office of Budget and Program Planning
Proposal 1: Eliminating the automatic trigger for PERS and the Sheriff's Retirement System