Water Committee Rejects Agency Rule on Exempt Wells

Committee: Water Policy Interim Committee
Author: Jason Mohr
Posted on November 21, 2017

The Water Policy Interim Committee recently delayed a proposed administrative rule and asked the federal government for help fighting aquatic invasive species. The committee took these actions at its Oct. 9-10 meeting.

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Economic Affairs Interim Committee Expands Work Comp Study, Narrows EMT-Veteran Study

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on November 15, 2017

The Legislature’s Economic Affairs Interim Committee chose at its Nov. 7 meeting to limit its study of whether to expand emergency care providers’ activities, particularly related to veterans, and decided Nov. 8 to get information from more sources related to its study of workers’ compensation, specifically the future of Montana State Fund.

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Interim Committee Puts Provider Rate Rules on Hold

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on November 9, 2017

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee has formally objected to four proposed administrative rules that would have reduced the payments that many health care and human services providers receive for serving low-income or disabled individuals.

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Local Government Interim Committee to Continue Interim Fire and EMS Studies, Learn About Local Finance

Committee: Local Government Interim Committee
Author: Leanne Kurtz
Posted on November 6, 2017

The Local Government Interim Committee will meet on November 8, beginning at 1:00 p.m. and November 9, beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Room 152 of the Capitol.

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Education Interim Committee to Meet in Bozeman November 16-17, 2017

Committee: Education Interim Committee
Author: Pad McCracken
Posted on November 2, 2017

The Education Interim Committee will be meeting Thursday-Friday, November 16-17, 2017, in Bozeman on the MSU campus. Please see the agenda, available on the committee website, for meeting times and locations. (Please note: The committee plans to proceed with this meeting unless there is an absolute conflict with any potential special session.)

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Children and Families Committee to Hold Conference Call Meeting on Rules Objection

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on November 1, 2017

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee will hold a conference call meeting at 1 p.m. on Nov. 8 to review a draft letter formally objecting to proposed administrative rules that would reduce provider reimbursement rates.

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Legislative Committee Begins Unemployment, EMT, and Work Comp Studies

Committee: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Pat Murdo
Posted on November 1, 2017

Along with undertaking standard agency reviews of three state agencies at its Nov. 7, 2017, meeting, the Economic Affairs Interim Committee (EAIC) will begin work on two of its three assigned studies. The EAIC will devote a full day on Nov. 8 to the third study, which is on workers’ compensation. The meetings will be in Room 137 of the State Capitol.

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