State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee

SAVA Committee Views Suicide Prevention Video, Receives Election Information, and Revises Work Plan

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on September 20, 2017

At its September 14 meeting, the State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Interim Committee viewed a powerful Montana National Guard video featuring the family members of two National Guard soldiers who committed suicide. In the video, the family members talk about how the suicide of their loved one affected them and they make an impassioned plea for any soldier who may be feeling suicidal to ask for help.

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SAVA To Begin Tackling Problem of Aging Voting Systems

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on September 5, 2017

The voting machines that help disabled electors mark their ballots and the optical scan systems that tabulate election results are aging. What systems should be purchased to replace these aging machines and how to pay for them is a priority concern of county election administrators.

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SAVA Elects Officers, Sketches Out Interim Plans

Committee: State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee
Author: Sheri Scurr
Posted on August 31, 2017

At its first meeting of the interim July 20, the State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Interim Committee elected Sen. Sue Malek (D-Missoula) as presiding officer and Sen. Doug Kary (R-Billings) as vice presiding officer. Additionally, the committee adopted a preliminary list of meeting dates and selected topics to examine this interim.

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