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About Local Government Interim Committee

The Local Government (LGIC) Interim Committee is a joint bipartisan committee of the legislature that meets between legislative sessions. The LGIC’s statutory duties include:
(1) acting as a liaison with local governments;
(2) promoting and strengthening local government through recognition of the principle that strong communities with effective, democratic governmental institutions are one of the best assurances of a strong Montana;
(3) bringing together representatives of state and local government for consideration of common problems;
(4) providing a forum for discussing state oversight of local functions, realistic local autonomy, and intergovernmental cooperation;
(5) identifing and promoting the most desirable allocation of state and local government functions, responsibilities, and revenue;
(6) promoting concise, consistent, and uniform regulation for local government;
(7) coordinating and simplifying laws, rules, and administrative practices in order to achieve more orderly and less competitive fiscal and administrative relationships between and among state and local governments;
(8) reviewing state mandates to local governments that are subject to 1-2-112 and 1-2-114 through 1-2-116; and
(9) making recommendations to the legislature, executive branch agencies, and local governing bodies concerning findings.

LGIC's liaison activities with cities and counties provides an important forum for discussion of strong, effective governance at the community and county level.

The committee's work plan outlines how it will carry out its statutory duties and assigned study, as well as describing the addtional topics the committee decided to explore.


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