The Legislative Consumer Committee appoints the Consumer Counsel, a position required by the Montana Constitution (Article XIII, section 2, Montana Constitution; Title 5, chapter 15, MCA. The Consumer Counsel represents Montana public utility and transportation consumers before the Public Service Commission, state and federal courts, and administrative agencies in matters concerning public utility regulation.
The Committee is required to meet quarterly. Meetings involve discussions with industry representatives, reports on Consumer Counsel staff activities, review and status updates of current cases, and approval of contracted services. Two Senators and two Representatives, appointed by the Committee on Committees and the Speaker of the House, respectively, serve on the panel.
The December 6, 2018 meeting was postponed. The new meeting date is still to be determined.
The video/audio meeting archives are still under development. However, meeting recordings are available using the interface below.Past/Current Recordings
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