Legislative Finance Committee

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The Legislative Finance Subcommittees meet Sept. 16 and 18 2019, please see agendas below.

The full Legislative Finance Committee meets Sept. 17, 2019, in room 102.

 

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FULL COMMITTEE 2021 BIENNIUM

Next meeting: Sept., 17, 2019, Room 102

 

LFC SUBCOMMITTEES 2021 BIENNIUM

Next meeting: Sept. 18, 2019, Room 102

Agenda

 

This subcommittee will evaluate education studies HB 657 and HB 633.

LFD STAFF: Kris Wilkinson, kwilkinson@mt.gov

LFC MEMBERS:
Sen. Ellis
Sen. Salomon
Rep. Jones
Rep. Bedey

OTHER MEMBERS:
Rep. Grubbs
Sen. McClafferty
Rep. Funk
Rep. Hamlett

 

Next meeting: Sept, 16, 2019, Room 102

Agenda

 

This subcommittee will evaluate the items in SB 310 related to budget schedules and processes in annual sessions, and the personal services budget study outlined in HB 715.

LFD STAFF: Quinn Holzer, QHolzer@mt.gov

MEMBERS:
Sen. Osmundson
Sen. Sesso
Sen. Jacobson
Rep. Ryan
Rep. Hopkins

Next meeting: Sept. 16, 2019, Room 137

Agenda

 

This subcommittee will evaluate ITSD reporting, security and DPHHS data.

LFD STAFF: Joshua Poulette, jpoulette@mt.gov

MEMBERS:
Sen. Keenan
Rep. Caferro
Rep. Peppers
Rep. Ballance
Rep. Holmlund

Next meeting: Sept. 16, 2019, Room 172

Agenda

 

This subcommittee will evaluate the pensions stress testing in HB 715 and follow up on the Office of Public Defender items raised in  the Section D appropriations subcommittee.

LFD STAFF: Sam Schaefer,samschaefer@mt.gov

MEMBERS:
Rep. Lynch
Rep. Hamilton
Rep. Mercer
Rep. Dudik

 

Past Interim Meeting Materials

Dec. 6, 2016

 

Sept. 29-30, 2016

 

June 9-10, 2016

 

March 10-11, 2016

 

Dec. 7-8, 2015

Dec. 3, 2018 

Sept. 6 & 7, 2018

July 31, 2018

June 18 and 19, 2018

May 9, 2018

 

March 12, 2018

December 11, 2017

October 4-5, 2017

May 22, 2017

 

LFC Subcommittees 2019 Biennium

HB 661 Study of State Labs

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

 

Joint Interim Subcommittee on The Changing Economy and Impacts to the Long-Term Viability of MT Tax Structure

March 13, 2018

Additional resources:

 

January 17, 2018

Meeting materials under development.

 

HB 639 Results First Study

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

 

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 Members:

Sen. Janet Ellis
Sen. Tom Jacobson
Sen. Bob Keenan
Sen. Ryan Osmundson, Vice chair
Sen. Jon Sesso
Rep. Nancy Ballance, Ad hoc
Rep. David Bedey, Ad hoc
Rep. Mary Caferro, Ad hoc
Rep. Kimberly Dudik, Chair
Rep. Jim Hamilton, Ad hoc
Rep. Kenneth Holmlund
Rep. Mike Hopkins, Ad hoc
Rep. Llew Jones, Secretary
Rep. Ryan Lynch, Ad hoc
Rep. Bill Mercer
Rep. Rae Peppers
Rep. Marilyn Ryan

Committee Staff:

Amy Carlson, Legislative Fiscal Analyst

Julie Johnson, Staff Attorney

Karen Gilbert, Committee Secretary