2015-2016 Water Policy Committee

About the Water Policy Interim Committee

The Water Policy Interim Committee (WPIC) is a joint bipartisan committee of the Legislature created by the passage of Senate Bill No. 22 (2009). The Legislature expanded the committee's authority through Senate Bill No. 82 (2015), which gives the committee oversight of agencies involved in water quality and water quantity.

  

  • REPRESENTATIVE BOB BROWN (R)
  • REPRESENTATIVE ZACH BROWN (D)
  • REPRESENTATIVE CARL GLIMM (R)--Vice Chair
  • REPRESENTATIVE KATHLEEN WILLIAMS (D)
  • SENATOR JENNIFER FIELDER (R)
  • SENATOR BRADLEY MAXON HAMLETT (D)--Chair
  • SENATOR SHARON STEWART-PEREGOY (D)
  • SENATOR CHAS V VINCENT (R)

  

Water Policy Interim Committee - Topics of interest

Future of the Water Court study

Evaluation of Montana Water Rights Adjudication Process (Ross Report) (1988)

Water rights adjudication performance audit, Legislative Audit Division (2009)

Water Rights in Montana, UM Law School (2014)

The WPIC will begin to develop draft legislation based on its findings in the fall before the 2017 Legislative Session. The committee's legislative proposals will be listed here at that time.

 

Draft legislation for 2017 session

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