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Law and Justice

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The committtee voted to forward 3 bills to the 2019 Legislature. Links to the draft bills can be found on the LJIC's Legislation page.

The committee also approved a final report for its SJ 25 study of solitary confinement.

The Law and Justice Interim Committee will not meet again until after the 2019 Legislature adjourns. 

Agency Oversight

  • Memo: August Administrative Rule Review -- Legislative Services Division (LSD)
  • Table: Implementation of Criminal Justice System Changes -- LSD (updated 9/4)

SJ 25 Study of Solitary Confinement

Other Materials

  • Table: Law and Justice Interim Committee Bills and Preliminary Drafts
    • LC 93 (LClj01) -- Clarifying interim oversight of the Office of State Public Defender
    • LClj02 -- Revise appointment of board of pardons and parole
    • LClj04 -- Eliminate or revise references to Article II, section 36, of the Montana Constitution (Marsy's Law)
  • Handout: Obsolete References to Marsy's Law
  • Table: 2015-2016 LJIC Sexual Assault Study Bills
  • Public comment guidelines
  • Memo to the LJIC re the July meeting

Agency Oversight

  • Memo: June Administrative Rule Review -- Legislative Services
  • Table: Implementation Status of Criminal Justice System Changes -- Legislative Services
  • Memo: Agency Bill Draft Procedures 2019
  • Youth Court Report, 2017 -- Office of Court Administrator
  • LClj01 draft bill (related to oversight of the Office of State Public Defender)
  • LClj02 draft bill (related to appointment of Board of Pardons and Parole members)

SJ 25 Study of Solitary Confinement

HJ 6 Study of Meth Use and Opioid Abuse

Other Materials

Meeting Materials

SJ 25 Study of Solitary Confinement

Agency Oversight

Committee Topics

Other Materials

The LJIC will meet in Billings for the March 19-20 meeting. The meeting will not be streamed live on the Legislature's website, but audio recordings of the meeting will be available after the meeting.

Meeting Materials

Other Materials

Meeting Materials

Other Materials

Meeting Materials

Other Materials

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 Law and Justice Interim Committee (LJIC) is a joint bipartisan committee of the legislature that meets between legislative sessions. The LJIC: (1) monitors the activities of the Department of Corrections, the Department of Justice, the Office of State Public Defender, and the Judicial Branch; (2) examines law and justice policy issues; and (3) makes recommendations to the full legislature. The LJIC's responsibilities include reviewing the administrative rules and proposed legislation of assigned executive branch agencies.

Committee Staff:

Rachel Weiss, Research Analyst
Julianne Burkhardt, Attorney
Laura Sherley, Secretary

Get all the latest information and news about the Interim Committees by visiting the online journal, The Interim.

The Interim Online Journal
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