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Legislative Council Membership and Overview
2001-2002

Membership

REP. WILLIAM "RED" MENAHAN (D)
Chairman
1304 WEST 5TH STREET
ANACONDA, MT 59711
HOME: 563-2985

SEN. TOM BECK (R)
Vice-Chairman
792 YELLOWSTONE TRAIL
DEER LODGE, MT 59722
HOME: 846-3810

REP. MARK E. NOENNIG (R)
3441 POWDERHORN CIRCLE
BILLINGS, MT 59102-0332
HOME: 652-6304
WORK: 245-6238
e-mail: Rep. Mark Noennig

REP. PAUL SLITER (R)
P.O. BOX 118
SOMERS, MT 59932-9713
HOME: 857-2148
e-mail: Rep. Paul Sliter

REP. DOUG MOOD (R)
P.O. BOX 42
SEELEY LAKE, MT 59868
HOME: 677-2291
WORK: 677-2201

REP. EMILY STONINGTON (SWANSON) (D)
15042 KELLY CANYON ROAD
BOZEMAN, MT 59715-9625
HOME: 587-9332
e-mail: Rep. Emily Stonington (Swanson)

REP. BILLIE KRENZLER (D)
4537 RYAN AVENUE
BILLINGS, MT 59101-4940
HOME: 252-4094
WORK: 247-4710

SEN. BRUCE CRIPPEN (R)
P.O. BOX 80747
BILLINGS, MT 59108-0747
HOME: 656-1515

SEN. MACK COLE (R)
P.O. BOX 286
HYSHAM, MT 59038
HOME: 342-5400

SEN. STEVE DOHERTY (D)
1531 3RD AVENUE SW
GREAT FALLS, MT 59404-2715
HOME: 453-7484
WORK: 452-9791

SEN. DEBBIE SHEA (D)
100 MOON LANE
BUTTE, MT 59701
HOME: 494-4708

SEN. B.F. "CHRIS" CHRISTIAENS (D)
P.O. BOX 2871
GREAT FALLS, MT 59403-2871
HOME: 452-0032
WORK: 727-0382

Overview

Statutory Citation: Title 5, chapter 11, MCA

The Legislative Council's mission is to provide ongoing leadership, direction, and foresight for the efficient operation and improvement of the Legislative Branch; to establish personnel and pay policies in order to maintain professional and highly motivated employees; to educate the public about the Legislature and foster public participation in the legislative process; and to preserve the integrity of the Legislature as an equal branch of government.

The Legislative Council is composed of six Senators and six Representatives, including the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and both minority leaders. The other eight members are selected by the Committee on Committees and the Speaker of the House, respectively.

The Legislative Council generally oversees the activities of the Legislative Services Division (LSD) and supervises publication of Montana's statutes by a Code Commissioner assigned to the LSD staff. The Montana Code Annotated (MCA), as recodified and published by the Code Commissioner, was adopted as prima facie the law of Montana by Chapter 1, Laws of 1979.

If a question needing immediate attention arises during the interim and a legislative interim committee has not already been assigned to consider the question, the Legislative Council may assign study of the question to an appropriate interim committee or the appropriate statutorily created committee.

Section 5-11-105, MCA, requires the Council to review and adopt personnel and administrative policies for the Legislative Branch and assign responsibility for administration of those policies. Adopted policies must be concurred in by the Legislative Finance and Audit Committees.

Council Staff

Lois Menzies, Executive Director, Legislative Services Division
Phone: 444-3064

FAX: 444-3036

 


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