Montana State Legislature

2009-2010 Legislative Council

The Legislative Council is a statutory, bipartisan, legislative committee established in 1957. It provides ongoing leadership, direction, and foresight for the efficient operation and improvement of the Legislative Branch. It also is the administrative committee for the Legislative Services Division.

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Audio - Video - Minutes
Long-range IT proposal
Proposed price for Session Proceedings
Proposed price for 2011 MCA
House and Senate Staff Draft Pay Matrix
Resolution draft on Legislative Space
Bill draft on minutes
Bill draft on Interim Committees
2010 Legislator Orientation Agenda

October 25 conference call, 9 a.m., Room 102, State Capitol -- Minutes 
Agenda items include: update on 10/19 meeting with the Governor, litigation update

October 4, 2010, minutes
Agenda items include:
•             Outside counsel
•             Legislative Council authority
•             Report on meeting with Governor and subsequent settlement proposal: Council letter requesting meeting, Governor letter proposing settlement
•             Directions to staff

September 20, 2010, 9 a.m., Rm 102 State Capitol: Agenda item: Schweitzer v. 61st Legislative AssemblyMinutes

September 27, 2010, 9 a.m., Rm 137 State Capitol: The purpose of the call is to discuss the litigation and report on the research requested from the Legal Services Division in the last conference call. September 27, 2010, minutes

Agenda items include:

  • Adopt minutes from 9/20 conference call
  • Information regarding the Attorney General’s response: service, representation, cost
  • Outside counsel: list, procurement
  • Procedural issues:  motions, briefs
  • Any other action that the Council wishes to make regarding litigation

Subcommittee meetings, September 8, Room 102, State Capitol:
11:00 a.m. Legislative Space Subcommittee: CTA Report, bill draft, Audio
  Sen. Brueggeman, Sen. Wanzenried, Rep. McGillvray, Rep. Phillips

2:00 p.m. Budget Subcommittee: review additional information requested, Audio
  Sen. Essmann, Sen. Williams, Rep. Phillips, Rep. Tom McGillvray

3:00 p.m. Rules Subcommittee: Rules for Consideration, Ethics Committee, other changes, Audio
   Rep. Himmelberger, Rep. Phillips, Sen. Story, Sen. Williams

4:00 p.m. Management Subcommittee: Executive Director performance appraisal 
   Rep. Bergren, Rep. O'Hara, Sen. Essmann, Sen. Tropila

Legislative Council, September 9, 8:00 a.m. Room 102, State Capitol
Audio - Video - Minutes
Session Systems Improvement Cover Memo and Summary
Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee Memo Re: Moody's
Draft 2012-2013 Computer System Plan
Interstate Organizations Memo
House and Senate Standing Committees: Number of Bills Assigned by Session 2003-2009 
Media Registration Form and Standards
Law and Justice Interim Committee Memo and Economic Affairs Interim Committee Memo Re: Changes to interim committee statutes
Cooper v. Glaser Memo for Agenda Item
LC 3333 - half-day pay option for legislators 
LC 3334 - revising law concerning minutes

Budget Subcommittee Conference Call: Wednesday, August 4, 2010. 10 a.m. (originate from Room 102).

Legislative Council, Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Room 102, State Capitol. 
Agenda - Audio - Video - Minutes

Subcommittees met on June 1, 2010 Room 102 (see agenda).
Rules Subcommittee: Tuesday, June 1, 2010--Audio - Video - Minutes
Legislative Space Subcommittee: Tuesday, June 1, 2010--Audio - Minutes

Code Commissioner Statutes
Motions summary "cheat sheet"
Capitol space statutesbill draft
Budget Considerations
Media credentialing - Legal MemoProposalBackground, NCSL Other States Info
HB 442 (2007)
Draft legislation: Minutes, 1/2 day pay option for legislators
Interim Committee Improvement: ChartAttachment

Rules Subcommittee: Monday, March 1, 1:00 p.m., Rm 137. Proposed Rule Revisions SummaryDraft Rules #2 - Audio - 
Space Subcommittee: Monday, March 1, 1:00 p.m., Rm 102. Space update - Audio-

Legislative Council Monday March 1, 2010--Agenda - Audio - Video - Minutes 
Legislative Council Tuesday March 2, 2010--Audio - Video - Minutes

Budget Information: Feed Bill StatusProgram 21 Report.
Budget Revisions: OBPP LetterBudget Reduction Targets.
2011 Session Materials: Proposed DatesLeadership Notebook 2009Agency Bill Drafts.

Legislative Council: 
   12:30 Room 102. Agenda - Audio - Video - Minutes

Proposal for Teacher Institute
Progress Report on Strategic Planning Initiatives
Order on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss: Cooper v. Glaser
Statutes Related to Legislative Council and Capitol Space. Map of Capitol Office Locations

Office Space Issues, by the Department of Administration. Powerpoint.

Rules Subcommittee. Draft Rules.
Succession Planning Subcommittee.
    Succession Planning Efforts To Date: ReportOrg Chart.

10 a.m. in Room 102, State Capitol.


1. Call to Order, Meeting Purpose
Rep. Dennis Himmelberger, Presiding Officer
2. Brief overview of SAVA work plan and timeline for HB 659 study: Work PlanTimeline.
Rachel Weiss, Research Analyst
3. Public Comment
4. Committee action 
5. Adjournment

9 a.m. in Room 102, State Capitol. Agenda - Audio - Video - Minutes

Summary of Strategic Planning Session
Proposed Work Plan for Strategic Planning Initiatives

10 a.m. to 12 noon, Room 102 for Administrative Meeting. Agenda - Minutes - Audio - Video
Aug 20, Noon to 5 & Aug 21, 8 to Noon, Barrister B&B, 416 N. Ewing in Helena for Strategic Planning

Revised Proposed General Work Plan
Laws Governing Legislative Branch Entities
Background on Previous Legislative Council Strategic Planning Sessions

Noon in Room 102 - Agenda - Minutes - Audio - Video
Leadership recommendations: NCSL CSG
2009 Budget: Highlights Leg Action Programs 20 & 21 Feed Bill
Reasonable Claim Proposed Guideline
Minutes proposal
LIO Update
Ideas for Study
Proposed General Work Plan

2009-2010 Interim Appointments to Legislative and Other Committees

NCSL Appointments

CSG Appointments

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