Montana State Legislature

2013-2014 Education and Local Government Interim Committee

At its September meeting, the committee approved two bill drafts for introduction in the 2015 Legislature: LC 406 regarding incident management teams, and LC 448 revising public records laws. The committee also adopted a resolution opposing the preschool accreditation standards being considered by the Board of Public Education.

  • Representative Kristin Hansen (R)
  • Representative Donald W Jones (R)--Vice Chair
  • Representative Edie L McClafferty (D)
  • Representative  Jean Price(D)
  • Representative Daniel Salomon (R)
  • Representative Tom Woods (D)
  • Senator Tom Faced (D)--Chair
  • Senator Dave Lewis (R)
  • Senator Frederick (Eric) Moore (R)
  • Senator Matthew Rosendale (R)
  • ​​​​​​​Senator Sharon Stewart-Peregoy (D)
  • Senator Jonathan Windy Boy (D)

HJR 2 Electronic Records Management

Legislative Council has assigned the study associated with House Joint Resolution 2 to the Education and Local Government Interim Committee (ELG). HJR 2 requests an interim study to investigate electronic records management by state and local government.

As part of the ELG work plan, the committee sanctioned a Work Group to contribute to this investigation; more info on HJR 2 and the Work Group can be found here.

Shared Policy Goals

The Education and Local Government Interim Committee formed a Subcommittee on Shared Policy Goals for Education to review, and possibly revise, previous shared policy agreements. Information on the subcommittee can be found here.

The committee approved two bill drafts for introduction in the 2015 Legislature

  • LC 406 regarding incident management teams
  • LC 448 revising public records laws
*The complete text for any of the proposed rules listed below, including any hearing information, may be accessed by visiting http://mtrules.org and entering the MAR Notice Number in the "Search by Notice No." field in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

Additional information regarding rulemaking and the Legislature's role in the administrative rulemaking prcess may be accessed here. Rule summaries presented to the Education and Local Government Interim Committee are linked below.
June 2013 Dec 2013 Feb 2014
April 2014 (no proposed rules) June 2014 Sept 2014

Board of Public Education, Office of Public Instruction, and entities attached to the Board of Education

Notice Date MAR Notice No. Agency, Board or Commission Subject Staff Memo/Other Documents
TBD TBD Board of Public Education Preschool accreditation standards Sept 2014 Summary
TBD TBD Board of Public Education Professional educator preparation program standards Sept 2014 Summary
TBD TBD Board of Public Education Educator licensure Sept 2014 Summary
8/7/2014 10-59-270 Board of Public Education School for the Deaf and Blind Foundation membership Sept 2014 Summary
8/7/2014 10-64-266 Board of Public Instruction School bus driver qualifications Sept 2014 Summary
8/7/2014 10-7-123 Office of Public Instruction School bus driver certification process and requirements Sept 2014 Summary
6/6/2013 10-55-265 Board of Public Education Accreditation standards clean-up; high school transcripts

June 2013 Summary

3/28/2013 10-66-264 Board of Public Education Adult education and repeal of rules relating to GED tests June 2013 Summary
3/28/2013 10-64-261 Board of Public Education School bus requirements June 2013 Summary
10/31/2013 10-102-1201 Montana State Library Transfers responsibility for the Montana Land Information Act to the Montana State Library December 2013 Summary
12/26/2013 10-102-1201 Montana State Library Transfers responsibility for the Montana Land Information Act to the Montana State Library February 2014 Summary
5/22/2014 10-64-266 Board of Public Education School bus driver qualifications June 2014 Summary
5/22/2014 10-7-123 Office of Public Instruction School bus driver certification process and requirements June 2014 Summary
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