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Senate, 2013

Members l Leaders l Committees l Audio/Video Broadcasts l Key Staff l Contact l Seating Chart l Portrait

The first week schedule for the 63rd session is available by clicking here.
This schedule does not include bill hearings. To view bill hearings for the first week please refer to LAWS.

The Senate is one of 2 chambers of the Montana Legislature. The other is the House of Representatives.

The Senate and House are responsible for organizing and establishing rules to govern their respective chambers. The Senate is governed by Senate Rules and Joint Rules. The latter apply to both the House and Senate. Members of each chamber adopt new rules at the beginning of each legislative session.

Members

The Senate is made up of 50 members elected to 4-year terms. Montanans elect half of the 50 members every 2 years. If you're not sure who represents you in the Senate, see "Find a Montana Legislator."

Leaders

President of the Senate Jeff Essmann (R)
President Pro Tempore Debby Barrett (R)
Majority Leader Art Wittich (R)
Majority Whips Eric Moore (R)
Janna Taylor (R)
Llew Jones (R)
Minority Leader Jon Sesso (D)
Minority Whip Robyn Driscoll (D)
Cliff Larsen (D)

Committees

There are 17 Senate committees, which meet on varying schedules to hear public comment on proposed legislation. All committee meetings are open to the public. Members of the Senate Finance and Claims Committee also serve on several joint subcommittees, which meet to review and debate state spending proposals.

Audio/Video Broadcasts

Watch or listen to floor sessions and committee hearings live over the Internet. Or watch or listen to archived broadcasts of previous floor sessions and committees.

Key Staff

Secretary of the Senate
Marilyn Miller
406-444-4801
mmiller2@mt.gov
Room 302B, State Capitol

Sergeant at Arms
Dan Ritter
406-444-4878
danritter@mt.gov
Room 375, State Capitol

Session Contact Information

By Phone
During legislative sessions, which occur in the first 4 months of odd-numbered years, you may leave a message for a legislator by calling the Session Information Desk, (406) 444-4800. This service is available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and from 8 a.m. to adjournment on Saturdays.

By Mail
Address letters to:
Senator (NAME)
Montana Senate
P.O. Box 200500
Helena, MT 59620-0500

By Online Message Form
Send a message to your legislator using the Legislative Branch online message form. This form is activated on the first day of each legislative session.

By Fax
406-444-4875

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