A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT EXTENDING THE TERMINATION OF THE MISSING INDIGENOUS PERSONS TASK FORCE; AMENDING SECTION 44-2-411, MCA; AMENDING SECTION 8, CHAPTER 373, LAWS OF 2019; and PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE."
"44-2-411. (Temporary) Missing indigenous persons task force -- membership -- duties -- reporting. (1) There is a missing indigenous persons task force. The task force is allocated to the department of justice for staffing services and administrative purposes only.
(ii)(b) work to identify strategies to improve interagency communication, cooperation, and collaboration to remove jurisdictional barriers and increase reporting and investigation of missing indigenous persons.
(e) The task force shall convene at least one meeting with tribal and local law enforcement agencies, federally recognized tribes, and urban Indian organizations for the purposes of subsection (3)(b) and to determine the scope of the problem of missing indigenous women and children.
(f)(5) The By July 1 prior to each regular legislative session, the task force shall, in accordance with 5-11-210, prepare a written report of findings and recommendations for submission to the state-tribal relations interim committee provided for in 5-5-229, no later than September 1, 2020. The report must include a recommendation to the 67th legislature as to whether the task force should continue in existence. (Terminates June 30, 2021 2023 --sec. 8, Ch. 373, L. 2019.)"
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