Montana State Legislature
Session and Joint Select Committees
Session committees (also referred to as Standing Committees) are established each session in the rules adopted for each house of the Legislature. Session committees meet regularly to hear bills on assigned subject matter.
A session committee plays a key role in the legislative process in the following ways:
- serving as the primary forum for face-to-face participation by citizens in the legislative process;
- using the collective expertise of its members to review, analyze, and amend proposed legislation regarding subjects within the committee's purview;
- recommending the passage or disapproval of bills; and
- providing an opportunity for citizens to observe the workings of a representative democracy.
A list of the session committees and assigned members, as established for the 2023 Regular Session, may be downloaded for the House and the Senate. Members and other information are subject to change.
Detailed information, including bill hearings and committee members, is available on the LAWS Committees and Hearings page. To view archive standing committee information, the session year can be changed by selecting the desired year from the dropdown list located at the top right side of the LAWS homepage.
The Legislature created the below committees to study the specific subject areas.
NOTE: Once bills are introduced in each Joint Select Committee (JSC), visit LAWS to stay up-to-date on each JSC's activity and its supporting legislative members.
Joint appropriations subcommittees meet during the first part of each session to consider budget bills that appropriate money and give state agencies authority to spend money. They are made up of members from the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance and Claims Committee. Detailed information can also be found on the LAWS Committee and Hearing Page.
Look up detailed Session and Interim budget committee information.