Montana State Legislature

Committee Topics

The Law and Justice Interim Committee is responsible for monitoring the activities of the Department of Corrections, the Department of Justice, and the Office of the Public Defender and any agencies that are administratively attached to those entities. The committee serves as the liaison to the Judicial Branch.

The committee is also responsible for carrying out interim studies as assigned by the Legislature and the Legislative Council. The LJIC adopted a work plan in September 2017 to guide the interim's work.

Reports and other materials related to these topics will be posted on this site as they become available.

Assigned Studies

Statutory Duties

Agency Oversight

General Oversight Topics

Agency or Branch Specific Topics

Committee Issues

Budget Monitoring

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

Monitoring SJ 3 study of Tribal Resources for members in Criminal Justice system

Criminal jurisdiction in Indian country

Marsy's Law

Department Oversight Topics:

Criminal Justice Oversight Council and Justice Reinvestment Legislation

Other Oversight

  • Summary of measures underway to meet the 250 county-jail-hold target -- DOC

Board of Pardons and Parole oversight Topics:

REAL ID Act of 2005

Documents for September 2017 Meeting

As information is available on this oversight topic, it will be posted here.

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