Legislative Finance Committee


Upcoming meetings:

  • Legislative Finance Committee: Dec. 3, 2018, State Capitol, Room 102 - AGENDA



LFD home


Sept. 6 & 7, 2018

March 12, 2018

December 11, 2017

October 4-5, 2017



Oct. 18, 2018


Aug 14, 2018 - Conference Call


April 24, 2018


February 22, 2018


January 30, 2018


October 23, 2017
(No agenda, work session only)


September 29, 2017


August 28 and 29, 2017

March 13, 2018

Additional resources:


January 17, 2018

Committee Members: Rep. Kimberly Dudik, Rep. Nancy Ballance, Rep. Marilyn Ryan, Rep. Kenneth Holmlund

HB 639 (2017 session) included an appropriation and language directing the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) to complete an interim study creating a metrics-based approach to program review.  The LFC will monitor this study and gain further understanding of the “Results First” approach with a specific focus on the Child & Family Services Division of DPHHS. 

Meeting Dates

  • Organizational meeting: August 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., room 172 State Capitol Building

Meeting Materials

HB 639 Study Legislative Finance Subcommittee Staff:
Josh Poulette, Fiscal Analyst
Karen Gilbert, Secretary


Past Interim Meeting Materials

Dec. 6, 2016


Sept. 29-30, 2016


June 9-10, 2016


March 10-11, 2016


Dec. 7-8, 2015


Archived Documents



The video/audio meeting archives are still under development. However, meeting recordings are available using the interface below.

A Guide to Using the Archives

Past/Current Recordings

The Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) is a permanent joint administrative committee of the Montana Legislature. Administrative committees are created by state law to manage the administrative functions of the Legislative Branch; the LFC oversees the Legislative Fiscal Division.

The LFC meets during the interim between sessions to review fiscal issues. Meeting agendas, minutes, and reports will be added to this website as they become available.

To find out how vacancies are filled, what the powers and duties of the committee are, and other details associated with the LFC, see the Montana Code Annotated, Title 5,Chapter 12, Part 2. Read the rules proposed in May 2017 for the Legislative Finance Committee.

For questions about accessibility or to request needed accommodations to attend or participate in this or any other Legislative Committee, please contact Lenore Adams 406-444-4456 or leadams@mt.gov (with as much lead time as possible), to arrange appropriate and seamless assistance.

Committee Staff:

Amy Carlson, Legislative Fiscal Analyst

Julie Johnson, Staff Attorney

Karen Gilbert, Committee Secretary