Montana State Legislature

MUS 2-Year Commission

The commission has completed its work.

Commission Final Report (short version)

Commission Final Report (2-15-155 compliant version)

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The commission's April 6 meeting was canceled and rescheduled for May 4th.


The MUS 2-Year Commission was formed after the passage of HB 754 (Vinton) during the 2019 Legislative Session.

The temporary 16-member commission is tasked with

  • examining the impacts of incorporating the former vocational-technical centers into the Montana University System as 2-year campuses attached to 4-year campuses; and 
  • considering whether a different organizational structure would better serve Montanans.

The commission is required to meet quarterly and prepare a report of findings and recommendations to the 67th (2021) Legislature.



  • Sen. Dee Brown
  • Sen. Margie MacDonald
  • Sen. Edie McClafferty (Vice Chair)
  • Sen. Fred Thomas
  • Rep. Jacob Bachmeier
  • Rep. John Fuller
  • Rep. Bradley Hamlett
  • Rep. Llew Jones
  • Rep. Sue Vinton (Chair)
  • Paul Tuss, Regent of Higher Education
  • Casey Lozar, Regent of Higher Education
  • Madalyn Quinlan, Member, Board of Public Education
  • Taylor Blossom, President, Associated Students of Montana
  • Dr. Sandra Boham, President, Salish Kootenai College
  • Joe Billion, public member, Bozeman
  • John Mercer, public member, Polson


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